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Exhibition: “If I had to flee..” from January 17 2017

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Exhibition; “If I had to flee..” 

From January 17th 2017: Presenting a selection of contributions from last autumn’s drawing and writing competition for 5th–7th graders, incl. 19 county winners.

4000 submitted drawings
Over 4,000 drawings from across the country were submitted and a jury of the Ylvis Brothers – Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, Ellen Sandøe from UNICEF Norway, director Angela Goldin from The International Museum of Children’s Art and 11 year old Eivind and Nathanya from St Sunniva School in Oslo selected 19 county winners, incl. three main winners.
 
The exhibition presents all 19 county winners and textual contributions from autumn’s drawing and writing competition for 5th-7th grade, organized by Aftenposten Junior, Unicef, The International Museum of Children’s Art. Participants visual and written contributions are important voices by children around Norway about what matters most to them in their lives – and how they imagine it may be to have to leave your home and flee to a foreign country.

The exhibition was officially opened by HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit Dec 13th 2016 and first presented at the Oslo City Hall – http://www.kongehuset.no/nyhet.html?tid=139475&sek=26939

13/12-2016 Kronprinsesse Mette Marit åpner utstillingen av tegne- og skrivekonkurransen «Hvis jeg måtte flykte» i Oslo Rådhus.Utstillingen er et samarbeid mellom UNICEF Norge, Barnekunstmuseet og Aftenposten Jr. Foto: Truls Brekke/UNICEF

13/12-2016
Kronprinsesse Mette Marit åpner utstillingen av tegne- og skrivekonkurransen «Hvis jeg måtte flykte» i Oslo Rådhus.Utstillingen er et samarbeid mellom UNICEF Norge, Barnekunstmuseet og Aftenposten Jr.
Foto: Truls Brekke/UNICEF

 

Background;

The exhibition is a result of a cooperation between UNICEF Norway, The International Museum of Children’s Art and newspaper Aftenposten Junior and was based on Unicef Norway’s educational program “Children on the run”

28 million children worldwide are fleeing. 6 million Syrian children are fleeing from war in their home country, which will soon have lasted for six years.
 
This is a very important issue, and also something that concerns many children.
This exhibition shows that many children have reflected on the theme, says Ellen Sandøe, head of children and young people department in UNICEF Norway – and it is important that school is an arena that allows for calls and processing of current news. 
 
The long term aim and plan is that the exhibition eventually will be shown in schools and /or tour libraries in several of the country’s provinces and municipalities.
 
About UNICEF: UNICEF is the world’s largest organization for children. In over 190 countries, we work for children to survive, grow and develop their full potential – protected from violence and abuse. We believe that the future belongs to those with the greatest confidence that it can be changed, therefore we are working to change the structure of society where children’s interests are not safeguarded. UNICEF Norway jobs nationally that UNICEF’s global goal to be achieved. www.unicef.no
 
About The International Museum of Children’s Art: The International Museum of Children’s Art in Oslo, Norway is a pioneer institution and is regarded as one of the first of its kind in the world. Today, the museum consists of a unique art collection made by children and young from more than 180 countries. It’s main objective is to promote “the Rights of The Child” and in the future serve as a research center for children’s art, history and culture. www.childrensart.com
 
About Aftenposten Junior: Norway’s only newspaper for children and youth. Children and young people are aware of what is happening in the news, but do not always understand how it all fits together. In Aftenposten Junior we cover what happens in a way children can easily understand. Each week Aftenposten Junior presents it’s readers news from Norway and the world incl. sports  culture, crosswords and quizzes and much more.
 
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Head image, Title; “If I had to flee, I’d miss my family mostly because they mean a lot to me, and that’s the main thing I want! Family comes first! I would have missed family, friends and my house. Friends are also important, when you have someone who also loves and cares for you.” *** 3rd prize winner, by Michelle Ly, 6th grade, Akershus county, Norway 

 

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