The American Swedish Institute is a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden.
The American Swedish Institute will be a leading museum and cultural center of international reputation which invites all people to gather to connect their pasts to their shared future, to understand their heritage in relation to others, and to discover their role as neighbors and global citizens. Vibrant, ongoing ties to Sweden will illuminate and inspire all these endeavors.
The American Swedish Institute operates with a commitment to the following principles:
Stewardship: We embrace the legacy of Stewardship given to us in the Turnblad Mansion, our collections and our diverse community.
Hospitality: We invest in our role as a welcoming place for all people and develop authentic relationships with communities local, national and international.
Learning: We create transformational learning experiences by providing a platform for reflection, participation, collaboration and the exchange of ideas.
Innovation: We create beautiful spaces, innovative programs and outstanding services, in the entrepreneurial spirit of Swan J. Turnblad.
Sustainability: We incorporate values of social responsibility into our programs, facilities and operations that sustain the well-being of our organization, community and the environment.