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Actor Michael Sheen, a passionate promoter of children’s involvement in the arts, is the new Kids in Museums Patron.
Michael credits his early inspiration and ambition to going to a museum as a child. ‘I remember my first visit to the British Museum and discovering I had the power to travel through time and reach the furthest and most mysterious corners of the world. That visit made me realise anything was possible,’ he says.
Michael supports Kids in Museums mission to make such experiences open to every child. ‘I’m thrilled to be a Patron of Kids in Museums, working to make all children and young people have the opportunities and experiences a museum can offer,’ he says. ‘A visit to a museum can be life changing for a child, opening their eyes to new things, ideas and conversations. Every child should have that chance. I’m pleased to be working with Kids in Museums to make that happen.’
As Patron, Michael will promote Kids in Museums’ work throughout the UK but in particular in his home country, Wales.
‘We’re proud to have Michael on board as part of our team,’ says Dea Birkett, Director of Kids in Museums. ‘His high profile and commitment to the arts makes him an excellent Patron. We look forward to making a real difference together.’
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