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More glory for Horsens Prison Museum

Congratulations once again Horsens Prison Museum, this time awarded second prize in the competition Historiske Dages Fornyelsespris 2017.

Historiske Dages Fornyelsespris emphasizes and praises new, innovative, surprising and alternative ways to disseminate history and cultural heritage – ways which make them reach a broader audience.

The committee motivates the Prison Museum’s second prize with the following statement:

“The museum relates to a greater perspective, not only including the society, the offender and the sanctions but also the stories behind; for instance, how imprisonment of one parent affects families and children. Five additional sections at the museum’s exhibition, new website content and last, but not least, a Twitter-profile which focuses on the current debate on the rule of law and how we relate to those who have wronged society.”

Congratulations also to the winners Øhavsmuseet Faaborg and Anders Olling and Erik Havsteen landing the third prize. 19 contributions were nominated in total.


Danish Prison Museum wins InAVation Award 2016

The Danish Prison Museum in Horsens and partners Kvorning Design & Communication and AV-HUSET win prestigious international InAVation Award 2016 as Best Visitor Attraction due to the museum’s brilliant storytelling.

Using advanced AV-technology the exhibition gives visitors a unique opportunity to follow 10 authentic identities – former inmates and prison officers – and learn the stories about their life on the inside. RFID-technology, animations, lights, sounds and lots of analogue effects form genuine experiences for youngsters and grown-ups while offering a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of an unknown world.

The InAVation Awards’ 10th. price giving ceremony took place at ISE 2016 trade show in Amsterdam on the 9. February, 2016.