The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce that film-maker John Akomfrah (1957, Ghana) and curator Charles Esche (1962, England)—Director of the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands—received the ECF Princess Margriet Award on 19 March 2012 at a packed ceremony at the Egg in Brussels.
The award is given out annually to European artists, intellectuals and activists who envisage a truly intercultural landscape and strive for societal change.
The prestigious annual public award ceremony was hosted by ECF’s Director Katherine Watson and was attended by HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium and ECF’s President HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands.
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