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The National 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 National 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.

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Mission

The National Nordic Museum shares Nordic culture, values, and ideas with people of all ages and backgrounds to create connections, generate dialogue, and inspire new perspectives.

 

 

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National Nordic Museum Equity Statement

Accessibility and equity are institutional priorities that are reflected in the National 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.

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Our Values

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

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

  • Compassion: Demonstrate a 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

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The National 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.