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Manchester Early Years Partnership wins award for museum learning

20 Jun 2012

The Manchester Early Years Partnership (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester City Galleries and The Manchester Museum) has won The Clore Award for Museum Learning 2012 (joint winner with Leicestershire County Council Heritage and Arts Service).

Clore Award for Museum Learning
Clore Award for Museum Learning

The Manchester Early Years Partnership (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester City Galleries and The Manchester Museum) and Leicestershire County Council Heritage and Arts Service have each been presented £10,000 as joint winners of the Clore Award for Museum Learning 2012. The double award reflects the outstanding quality of the shortlisted programmes and the Clore Duffield Foundation’s desire to celebrate innovation in museum learning.

The Clore Award 2012 has a focus on work with children and young people. The Award celebrates quality museum and gallery learning with children and young people (from early years up to the age of 25) in any setting, in or out of school/college. It recognises achievements in learning programmes which develop the skills, knowledge, values and enjoyment of the participants.

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester City Galleries and Manchester Museum (The Manchester Early Years partnership) are working together to develop social, imaginative and playful ways to engage early years children, practitioners and parents. Project strands include:

  • Participatory early years learning programmes
  • Targeted partnership programme with providers Culturebaby
  • Early intervention with under twos

"The early years partnership work that has taken place in Manchester has been an exciting and innovative collaboration that has had significant impact on early years practitioners, children and their families in Manchester."

Sarah Murray
(Former Strategic Lead Early Years, Manchester City Council)

    

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