IDDIS opens 20 November

IDDIS is a colocation of The Norwegian Printing Museum and The Norwegian Canning Museum and opens Saturday 20 November.

The new Norwegian Printing Museum is located in the backyard of The Norwegian Canning Museum. In 2015 the museum held a planning-and-design competition between three architectural firms. Eder Biesel Arkitekter won the competition with the project ‘Meeting in Old Stavanger’. Eder Biesel Arkitekter wanted to creating a new and exciting meeting place for visitors and neighbours in Old Stavanger. The aim was to create a vital and engaging museum in a historic location. The Norwegian Canning Museum has been closed since 2019 due to renovation and planning of new exhibitions.

Why the name IDDIS?
Iddis is the Stavanger term for labels, particularly tin can labels. The Norwegian word for label, etikett, became in local dialect "iddikett", which was later simplified to iddis.

The two museums The Norwegian Printing Museum and The Norwegian Canning Museum share a common industrial history, as it was precisely the need for colorful labels and packaging for the growing canning industry that laid the foundation for the strong graphic industry in Stavanger.

More information about the big opening weekend will follow soon!