As part of Norway’s Centennial Programme Abroad, the Norwegian Children’s Museum / Norsk Barnemuseum in Stavanger has developed and produced an exhibition called C for Courage in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The exhibition focuses on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
From 2005, C for Courage will be permanently on display at the Children’s Museum, where it will form part of a larger exhibition and history project. In 2005-2006 two copies of C for Courage will visit 10 countries all over the world, including India, China, Russia , the USA and the UK.
The exhibition is targeted at children. It seeks through interactive elements to engage visitors in activities that will stimulate their curiosity and encourage them to put children’s rights on their local agenda.
Children have the right to an identity, a name and a nationality. They have the right to enjoy their own culture. These rights are central to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. C for Courage is meant to raise awareness and promote commitment to the cause of children’s rights.
The exhibition was opened at the Norwegian Children’s Museum and the children’s library in Murmansk on 21 January and will be in Edinburgh 29th August-9th September.
C for Courage
Place: Education Floor, City Art Centre, Edinburgh (2 Market Street, EdinburghTel: 0131 529 3993)
Date: 29th August - 9th September
For more information, please click here or contact Norsk Barnemuseum: Ivar Nygaard, tel + 47 51 91 23 90, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Ms Borgfrid Møen, tel + 47 22 24 34 73, email: email@example.com.