With its annual award, Pedaali wants to promote museum education and to raise awareness of public engagement work among the general public.
The association’s board selects the winner out of the projects suggested before the set deadline. Anyone can send suggestions. People can even suggest their own work. However, the award is granted to a topical project or practice, so a person cannot be suggested.
The award includes a trophy and a diploma.
Previous winners are:
2018 Youth collaboration in the project “Espoo during the civil war” (Espoo City Museum)
2017 Art education package “Me and my portrait” (Keuruun museo)
2016 The “Nostalgic women” project (Lotta Museum, Keuda vocational institution and Laurea University of Applied Sciences)
2015 “Adopt a monument” (Pirkanmaa provincial museum)
2014 “The circus horses are under the weather” a pedagogical conservation project of a public monument (The Kerava Art Museum and the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences)
2013 “Open Museum” a developing learning environment for adults (the Finnish Museums Association, Pori Art Museum, Satakunta Museum, the educational unit of Tampere museums TAITE, the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Museum of Technology and the CICERO Learning network/University of Helsinki)
2012 “Art leaves a trace” (Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum, Turku Municipal Social Services and Health Care Department, and The Finnish Work Environment Fund)
2011 “Babel” workshops (Outi Korhonen, regional artist of the Arts Council of Uusimaa)
2010 TAITE unit (Tampere City museum)
2009 “Kulttuuriluotsi” project (Jyväskylä)
2008 “Museology today” publication (edited by Pauliina Kinanen, published by the Finnish Museums Association)
2007 Heljä Järnefelt (Finnish National Board of Education)
2006 “Culture Path” team (City of Turku Education Department)