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The latest news and happenings at the Nordic Museum
Apr 26, 2021
A bee on a purple flower

The National Nordic Museum will host a series of Nordic Talks, sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers, focused on the theme of food security and sustainability. During these talks, leading innovators and advocates for sustainable food practices and conservation will discuss solutions to contemporary issues in the areas of fine dining, food processing and packaging, and agriculture.

Apr 21, 2021
Two ceramic ghost sculptures by Studo Arhoj stand beside a copy of Nordic Kultur, a magazine with a yellow, black, and purple painted landscape

The 2021–22 issue of the Museum's magazine, Nordic Kultur, is now available in our Museum Store! Members receive a copy for free as part of their Membership. Look for Nordic Kultur in April's mail or pick up a copy at the Museum during your next visit.


Apr 09, 2021
Two men ski jumping before crowd in 1938

Author and ski historian John Lundin takes a look at the early history of ski jumping in Washington State.

Dec 11, 2020
Eric Nelson

National Nordic Museum Executive Director/CEO Eric Nelson has been invited to serve on the selection committee for the Queen Silvia Award in the United States.

Dec 03, 2020
Nilsson and Jordan

Magnus Nilsson makes a rare, exclusive appearance as part of the National Nordic Museum's virtual events in December. Nilsson will discuss his new book Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End (2020 Phaidon) and culinary career in an intimate virtual talk with Seattle’s award-winning Chef Edouardo Jordan.