Typically Linz?! The Nordico Stadtmuseum offers a unique experience for everyone who wants to get to know the history, identity and culture of Linz. Through historical exhibits from the diverse collection of the city museum and lively mediation, visitors can discover the diversity of the city, its uniqueness and special characteristics. Dive deep into the city’s history or experience 2000 years of Linz in fast motion: everything is possible at the Nordico.
The Stadtmuseum Linz, opened in 1973, has a special place in the Upper Austrian museum scene: it contains a rich collection of art, photography, archaeological findings and folklore artefacts. The museum is located in the town hall quarter on Dametzstraße, named after mayor Josef Dametz.
It was designed in 1610 by the Italian architect Francesco Silva as a suburban manor for the Kremsmünster Abbey. The name Nordico originates from when the Jesuits ran the house as Collegium Nordicum for pupils from Scandinavia. The boarding school was closed by Josef II. In 1911 the city of Linz acquired the building, which was repeatedly used as a living residence.
The Nordico City Museum – a networked, lively place of storytelling and innovative museum work is also a place of learning and education and stands for Linz’s identity in the context of the city’s history. Continuously produced filmic portraits of contemporaries, a book edition and art and cultural education are essential components of the exhibitions.
Project: Nordico forecourt becomes green urban oasis
A redesign and greening with umbrella platans and new plant beds transform the square in front of the City Museum into an inner-city climatic oasis. The transformation of the forecourt into a green urban oasis is also intended to prevent the museum from overheating.
Schaudepot in der Tabakfabrik Linz
Das 2022 eingerichtete Schaudepot in der Tabakfabrik Linz bietet einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der Museumsarbeit des Nordico. Kaleidoskopisch präsentieren sich rund 550 Exponate aus Kunst, Kunsthandwerk, Alltag, Handwerk und Industrie auf 360 m². Das Schaudepot ist über das„Behrens-Band“, das täglich von 7.00 – 17.00 in der Tabakfabrik Linz begehbar ist, durch Schaufenster einsehbar. An den Scheiben entlang des Depots sind QR-Codes angebracht, die es den Besucher*innen ermöglichen, individuell mit dem Smartphone Informationen zu den ausgestellten Objekten abzurufen. Mit Führungen nach Vereinbarung kann es auch von innen besichtigt werden.