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The government recommends giving 30 million NOK to the new Norwegian Printing Museum

Euphoria took hold when Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland announced the government’s recommendation to give 30 million NOK to the new Norwegian Printing Museum.

On the evening of Tuesday, 28 September 2016, Museum Stavanger received a visit from Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland, and she brought good news: the government had recommended contributing a total of 30 million NOK to building the new printing museum.

‘I’m very impressed with Museum Stavanger’s learning and engagement initiatives for the public, and, not least, its plans for the new Norwegian Printing Museum. It is a pleasure to inform you that the government recommends giving 30 million NOK towards building a new Norwegian Printing Museum co-located with the Norwegian Canning Museum’, said Helleland when visiting the canning museum Tuesday evening.

GREAT JOY AT MUSEUM STAVANGER 
Museum Stavanger’s (MUST) board-chairperson Sissel Knutsen Hegdal is ecstatic over the news of government funding. 

‘We’ve worked long and hard on this project, and it’s fantastic that the government sees the need for a “museum-boost” in Stavanger’.

Siri Aavitsland, CEO of MUST, is deeply grateful for the support now given to the museum:

‘We’ve been in suspense, waiting for the government’s recommendations for the national budget, and we can now shout for joy. With the realisation of a new Norwegian Printing Museum co-located with the Norwegian Canning Museum in Old Stavanger, we will gain a new museum that can help elucidate two very important industries in the city’s history’, she says.

POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT 
Conditions are now in place for MUST to build a modern and unique industry museum in Old Stavanger, one that will strengthen what MUST museums can offer to the region. It also contributes positively to the development of Stavanger city centre.