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Going the Extra Mile - award winner!

Still Parents wins the Going the Extra Mile award
Kids in Museums, Family Friendly Museum from Home

Still Parents: Going the Extra Mile

We are delighted to share the news that STILL PARENTS, our programme for those who have experienced the loss of a baby in pregnancy or just after birth, has won an award.

In a virtual awards ceremony on 9 October, 2020 the Still Parents project was awarded the Going the Extra Mile award in the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum from Home awards. 

Kids in Museums holds an annual Family Friendly Museum Award which recognises the most family-friendly heritage sites in the UK. This year due to the Corona Virus Pandemic they created a special award to celebrate the extraordinary effort museums made to adapt to lockdown and support families. 

They received over 400 nominations for the award from all over the world. In July, an expert panel whittled down these nominations to a shortlist of 26 museums.

Over the summer, families tested out the activities and their feedback, along with an expert panel, decided the five winners of each category, as well as five highly commended awards.

Philip Mould, an art dealer, broadcaster, and Kids in Museums President, said:

'It is a pleasure to today celebrate how museums and heritage sites have sprung into action and brought culture to families during this challenging time. Our winning museums have not only helped families with homeschooling but also supported their wellbeing and helped them have fun together. Once again we’ve been shown just how valuable the museum sector is to us all. Many congratulations to all our worthy winners.'

Here is the full list of the winners and highly commended in each category

These sessions are supported by the Friends of the Whitworth

*UPDATE* The constituent-led exhibition, Still Parents, opens on Friday 24 September 2021

Still Parents exhibition

Still Parents: Life after Baby Loss

The exhibition runs from Friday 24 September 2021 to Sunday 4 September 2022

Still Parents is the first exhibition of its kind, creating a platform to share personal stories open conversations, and break the wall of silence that continues to surround baby loss. The exhibition has evolved from the work the Whitworth’s award-winning Still Parents project, which supports parents who have experienced the loss of a baby in pregnancy or just after birth.