On Thursday 24 October in the Emperor’s Hall during the Hands On! Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, which is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the results of the 2019 Children in Museums Award were announced. The entries were of an extremely high quality and a real testament to the growing maturity of a relatively new field for the museum profession.
The judges were unanimous in their decision to make Ker ImagiNation the winner of the 2019 Children in Museums Award. This is a children’s learning and educational hub, the first of its kind dedicated to creative learning in Senegal. As such it is ground-breaking among major cultural events and spaces, not only in Dakar, but for West Africa in general.
The winner receives a cash prize of 5,000 Euros and holds for one year a bronze statue of Miffy, the world-famous children’s character, created by Dick Bruna.
Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, Canada