Karin Moen Abercrombie
Swedish American Museum
Karin Moen Abercrombie is the Executive Director of the Swedish American Museum and Honorary Consul of the Consulate of Sweden in Chicago.
Ms. Abercrombie has a financial and operational management background and was a management consultant for 15 years, until 2006 when she began at the Swedish American Museum. Ms. Abercrombie was involved with the Swedish American Museum for about 10 years prior to her role as Executive Director, serving on the Board’s exhibit committee during the creation of The Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration. She was a Board member between 2003 and 2006.
Ms. Abercrombie was appointed Honorary Consul of Sweden in Chicago in 2019. During the 13-year period that she has been the Executive Director, the museum has strengthened its position in the community and worked with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, SACC, SWEA, and many other Swedish-American local organizations. Her tenure has seen the renovation of the building’s lobby and façade, the purchase of a parking lot to increase ease of access to visitors, the replacement of the iconic Andersonville water tower, and the purchase of a neighbouring building to expand the Museum’s cultural programming capacity.
Ms. Abercrombie serves on the Board of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer and is a past board member of the Swedish Council of America, SWEA Chicago and Chicago Cultural Alliance.