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About Us

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The Nordic Museum is an internationally recognized museum and cultural center where people of all backgrounds are welcomed to be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.

Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and educating since its founding in 1980, the Nordic Museum is the largest museum in the United States to honor the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.



The Nordic Museum shares Nordic culture with people of all ages and backgrounds by exhibiting art and objects, preserving collections, providing educational and cultural experiences, and serving as a community gathering place.



Nordic Museum Equity Statement

Accessibility and equity are institutional priorities that are reflected in the Nordic Museum's programming and business practices. This institutional commitment ensures our efforts are devised with sensitivity. Our focus on equity promotes openness and makes the museum welcoming and accessible to diverse audiences.

We Celebrate

Our Values

  • Openness: Support everyone’s right to express their opinions

  • Sustainability: Employ responsible business practices and demonstrate respect for our environment

  • Compassion: Practice tolerance and show conviction for the equal value of all people

  • Innovation: Encourage creativity, resourcefulness, and new ways of thinking

  • Trust: Act with integrity and be worthy of the community’s trust