Katharina A. Schneider - director

Katharina is responsible for organizing and overseeing the operations of Þekkingarsetur. She has a M.A. in history and English from the University of Freiburg in Germany and a degree in library and information science from the University of Iceland.
Email: k.schneider@tsb.is
Phone: +354 452 4030 / +354 899 9271




Lee Ann Maginnis, office manager

Lee Ann keeps the Þekkingarsetur office afloat. She assists staff, distance students, artists, visitors of Kvennaskólinn, and can be reached at the office during regular office hours. Lee Ann has a law degree from Bifröst University. 


Email: skrifstofa@tsb.is

Phone: +354 452-4030



Jóhanna E. Pálmadóttir, project manager

Jóhanna is the director of the Icelandic Textile Center. She also coordinates textile related projects for Þekkingarsetur. Current projects include supervising the textile artist residency and developing educational opportunities in the field of textiles in Kvennaskólinn, the former women´s school in Blönduós. She is an experienced handicrafts teacher, the woman behind the embroidery project "Vatnsdæla on a Tapestry" (Vatnsdælu á Refli) and the author of countless knitting recipes. 


Email: textilsetur@simnet.is /  textilsetur.residency@simnet.is

Phone: +354 898-4290



Ragnheiður Björk Þórsdóttir, researcher
Ragnheiður is our in-house weaving expert. She teaches visiting students and the artists staying at the textile residency in Kvennaskólinn, and currently works on a collaborative research project on weaving patterns with the Icelandic Textile Center. 
Email: ragga.textilsetur@simnet.is
Phone: + 354 452-4030


Melody Woodnutt, project manager
Melody has worked extensively within arts; in facilitation, programming and curation, events and project management. Her role at Þekkingarsetur is to organize conferences and cultural events, as well as creating short and long-term artistic programs in collaboration with art residencies, organisations, and educational institutions in northwest Iceland. 
Netfang: m.woodnutt@tsb.is
Sími: 452-4030