Ambassador Krutnes presents the award

Eric Nelson Receives Order of Merit

In July, Ambassador Krutnes presented Eric Nelson with the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit.

This an honor awarded only to individuals who have performed outstanding service in the interests of Norway. Eric is the Executive Director and CEO of the National Nordic Museum in Seattle, Washington. 

In the fifteen years of Eric’s tenure, he grew the museum and facilitated its move to a new location. The National Nordic Museum is now an internationally recognized hub for Nordic culture, values, and community.