About The Water Drop Project

Cross-sectoral collaboration

“If you look through a microscope at a single drop of ditch water, you will see a thousand odd-looking creatures, such as you never could imagine dwelled in water.” H.C. Andersen.

Our project lends its name from the H.C. Andersen fairytale The Water Drop, quoted above. A single drop of water may not seem like much, but upon closer look it can contain entire worlds – and isn’t that exactly what good children’s literature is all about? By carefully observing the small things, it let’s us discover the big principles of life.

The partnership includes the cultural institutions and educational institutions of Kópavogur municipality (IS), H.C. Andersen House in Odense (DK), Moomin Museum in Tampere (FI) and Ilon’s Wonderland in Haapsalu (EE).


The Water Drop project is made possible through the generous support of The Icelandic Children’s Fund, Kópavogur Art & Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Fund, Nord Plus and Erasmus+.

H.C. Andersen House

– We put time, place and thought in perspective

Odense Bys Museer or Odense City Museums is a state-recognized, self-governing museum organization that covers archeology, history, the poet H.C. Andersen and the composer Carl Nielsen. The museum was established in 1860

Ilon's Wonderland

Ilon’s Wonderland is a gallery and theme centre for children and families based on the works of the world-famous illustrator of children’s books – Ilon Wikland.

Ilon’s Wonderland is in Haapsalu, Estonia.

Kópavogur Cultural Houses

Kópavogur is the initiating partner of the Waterdrop cultural project with its five main cultural institutions operating under one main organization. These institutions have developed a cross disciplinarity programs over the years and have worked across genres e.g., with science and art.

Kópavogur Cultural Houses are in Kópavogur, Iceland.

Moomin Museum

The Moomin Museum is an experiential art museum that takes visitors of all ages on an imaginary journey to Moominvalley. 

Art museum for Moomin fans and art lovers of all ages.

The Moomin Museum is in Tampere, Finland.