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Nordic Swan Opening with Danish Ambassador

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Her Excellency Lone Dencker Wisborg, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States, will give a presentation on sustainability and art in celebration of the Seattle debut of Danish artist Thomas Dambo's Nordic Swan (2015) at the National Nordic Museum. Tickets for the event in Osberg are now all claimed. 

Entry to the Museum will be free on July 7 (First Thursday). Tickets for the Museum can be claimed at Admission desk or reserved in advance through the Admission page.

Dambo created this outdoor sculpture of Denmark's national bird from 300 recycled plastic buckets to illustrate the country’s commitment to recycling and sustainability. The transformation of trash into a thing of beauty communicates the potential of discarded materials and recalls the story of The Ugly Duckling, penned by Hans Christian Andersen in the 19th century. Today, the swan is also symbolic of environmentally friendly products due its use as an ecolabel introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 1989 and widely recognizable to Nordic consumers today. 

To celebrate the arrival of this important public artwork, Danish Ambassador Lone Dencker Wisborg will discuss how art can encourage the adoption of sustainable practices. 

Dambo's Nordic Swan (2015) is supported by the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, DC, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and the Ministry of Culture in Denmark. Additional support for the National Nordic Museum’s installation is provided by the Scan Design Foundation.

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    H.E Lone Dencker Wisborg, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States of America

    Ambassador Wisborg became Ambassador of Denmark to the United States in April 2019. Prior to that, she held a position as State Secretary and Chief Operating Officer in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Wisborg has also been Ambassador of Denmark to Spain (2011-2015).

    Bio
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    H.E Lone Dencker Wisborg, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States of America

    Ambassador Wisborg became Ambassador of Denmark to the United States in April 2019. Prior to that, she held a position as State Secretary and Chief Operating Officer in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Wisborg has also been Ambassador of Denmark to Spain (2011-2015).

    Ambassador Wisborg has been with the Danish Foreign Service for more than 25 years and held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She held a position as; State Secretary for Foreign Policy (2015-2017), Under-Secretary for Global Security (2009-2011) and Head of Department for Security Policy (2007-2009) both in Copenhagen.

    Ambassador Wisborg also held a position as Chief Operating Officer for the Bikuben Foundation (2006-2007), prior to that she served as; Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Denmark in Warsaw (2004-2006) and as Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (2001-2003). Before that, she served as; Head of Section in the International Department of the Danish Parliament (2001-2003), First Secretary at the Embassy of Denmark in Tallinn and Head of Section in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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