The Knowledge Quarter has been shortlisted for this year’s Leading Culture Destinations Awards (LDC), Soft Power Destinations of the Year Category, for the Best Cultural District award.
The LCD awards celebrate the best exhibition programming, the best museum architecture and the best digital, dining and shopping experiences. Recent openings are recognised in each geo-political region of the globe and there is a special ‘soft power destinations’ segment with accolades for the institutions that have contributed the most to the developing sphere of urban governance by influence and persuasion.
Now in its fifth year, the ceremony will be held in London on Friday September 28, 2018.
The Knowledge Quarter is delighted to be nominated. The KQ contains within it a significant cultural cluster. At least 30 of the 93 organisations involved in the Knowledge Quarter are cultural institutes or are significantly involved in cultural activities. Partners host between them 22 museums and galleries and 37 libraries and archives. This includes large cultural anchors such as the British Museum, the British Library, the Wellcome Collection and Kings Place. It also includes smaller cultural organisations such as Poet in the City and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.