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Mission, Vision, and Values

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Our Vision

Through the history we illuminate, the stories we tell, the connections we make, and the values we promote, we inspire our visitors to create a more vibrant, more just, more sustainable world.

Our Values

Shared Nordic values and perspectives serve as guiding principles for the core exhibition experience, tracing Nordic themes of connection to nature, sustainability, social justice, and innovation from the earliest anthropological records through contemporary Nordic society.

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    Foster trust and tolerance, and support everyone’s right to express their opinions.

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    Embrace a connection to nature and employ responsible practices that demonstrate respect for our environment.

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    Social Justice

    Exhibit compassion, respect others, and manifest a conviction for the equal value of all people.

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    Encourage creativity, resourcefulness, and new ways of thinking.

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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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Commitment to Indigenous Peoples and Cultures

The National Nordic Museum acknowledges the impact of colonialism on indigenous peoples. We celebrate the continuity of indigenous communities in the Nordic countries and North America through our exhibitions, programs, and collections, and we cultivate respectful relationships with each other through partnerships.

Further Reading

  • About the Museum

    Through our exhibits and programs, we promote Nordic themes like our connection to nature and the constant pursuit of social justice. We explore how these values inform the world today across cultures.

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  • Annual Reports & 990

    View National Nordic Museum’s Annual Reports and 990 forms.

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  • Careers

    Learn about how to work at National Nordic Museum

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  • Board and Staff

    Learn about the Board and Staff of the museum.

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  • Rent the Nordic

    National Nordic Museum offers private event space, available to rent for large gatherings and small groups. All venue rentals include inventory of banquet tables and chairs, on-site staff member during event, simple house sound and lighting, and secured Wi-Fi.

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  • Press & Media

    Latest press releases and other materials for the media.

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