35 museums took part in the competition this year, with a short-list of 12 finalists.
"The judges were unanimous in their decision to make the Keppel Centre for Art Education at the National Gallery Singapore the winner of the 2018 Children in Museums Award. With its free admission and mantra ‘Children first, parents second!’ the Keppel Centre is an excellent example of a dynamic 21st century education centre within an art gallery, introducing children to art at an early age while acknowledging the importance of lifelong learning."
The Museum of Puppetry, Ljubljana, Slovenia received a Special Commendation for its "strong commitment to make a collection of national relevance accessible to young visitors by encompassing both a multi-layered presentation, which shows the collection's richness and the urgency of preservation as well as its great potential for learning and new ideas, targeted at different age-spans".
Apply to the 2019 Children in Museums Award before 15 February 2019 via this form.
The 12 nominees were:
- Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Manuka (ACT), Australia
- Museums Victoria – Science Works, Melbourne, Australia
- LEGO House, Billund, Denmark
- Junges Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- MUSE, Science Museum of Trento, Italy
- EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Children’s Book Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands
- Railway Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- National Gallery, Keppel Centre for Art Education, Singapore
- Museum of Puppetry, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Museum of Communication, Bern, Switzerland
- Winnie-the-Pooh Exhibition and Family Learning programme, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK