IDDIS is a colocation between The Norwegian Printing Museum and The Norwegian Canning Museum. At IDDIS, explore new exhibitions about Stavanger's important industry and the people who 'put Stavanger on the map'. On the new building's ground floor, discover exhibitions about the printing industry in Stavanger and the significance of written language and the art of printing for society. The print shop on the upper floor will have the actual machines used in printing. Here you can discover how pre-digital printed matter came into being in the typesetting room and print shop, and how it was finished in the book bindery.
Why the name IDDIS? Iddis is the Stavanger term for labels, particularly tin cans. 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 colourful labels and packaging for the growing canning industry that laid the foundation for the strong graphic industry in Stavanger.