In 2015 the Red Star Line Museum was awarded the quality label as a recognised museum, whereby the Flemish community recognises the quality work of the museum. The museum had already been awarded with the public prize ‘The Museum Prize’ in 2014 and an honorable mention in the European Museum of the Year Award in 2015.
Today, the Red Star Line Museum received the recognition of colleagues from the cultural heritage sector. The judges found that the exemplary performance and innovative approach meant the museum could once again be placed in the spotlight.
Recognition from colleagues
The director Luc Verheyen who will soon be saying farewell to the museum, is delighted with the recognition of his colleagues, and "that many visitors to the museum enjoy or are affected by it, is something we see on a daily basis. But this is an applause from our colleagues in the museum and heritage sector. That's an extra boost for the further expansion of the museum operation.”
The Red Star Line Museum will use the prize money for the training of field workers in "oral history- and interview techniques." From 2017 onwards, the Red Star Line Museum will expand its collection of migration stories with in-depth interviews of new Flemings who came to Belgium as children within the last 70 years. The interviews will be conducted by people who are from these communities themselves.