Universal Children's Day: Eureka!

20 November 2014

Eureka! Press Release

For immediate release: 19 November 2014

Contact: Sophie Ballinger press.office@eureka.org.uk

Tel: 01422 330069

Eureka! Art Exhibition for Universal Children's Day

Eureka! The National Children's Museum will be displaying art created by children from Italy, Albania and Yorkshire as part of "I Know My Rights" an international children's art exhibition dedicated to children and their rights. 

Launching on 20 November, Universal Children's Day, "I Know My Rights" will include drawings by children from Eureka! Nursery, the Public Orphanage of Scutari, Albania, and Tata-o la Casa degli Elementi, a family resort in Bergamo, Italy. 20 November marks the day on which the United Nations Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. Each picture depicts one of the rights included in the Declaration. 

Eureka! will be displaying the pictures, each depicting one of the Rights of the Child, along the glass exterior wall from 20 November to 4 December 2014.

Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Eureka! Chief Executive said "Universal Children's Day is a global opportunity to remind ourselves of our duties and responsibilities to the children in our lives, and indeed around the world. Every child should expect certain rights, and for those not able to speak out for themselves it is our duty to make those demands on their behalf. The 'I Know My rights' project includes some truly emotive drawings, done by children from very different backgrounds. We're incredibly proud to be able to display these artworks, and appreciative of the reminder of our duty to all children".

The project is inspired by the work of Annulliamo la Distanza, an Italian charity committed to fighting hunger, disease and other hardships that are threatening the future of children around the world.

Images

Additional high res images of the children's artwork can be downloaded from:

www.flickr.com/photos/eurekamuseum/sets/72157648958474300/

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