Marinela Servitje was born in 1954. As a young girl she was a volunteer at a hospital. She studied anthropology at the university but later changed to sociology. She finished her Master's Degree in the USA, and since then she has worked at "Secretaria de Educación Publica" (The Ministry of Education)
Throughout her life she has been very dedicated to working for children, and for a long time she worked on the idea of opening the first museum in Mexico for children. In 1993 she opened Mexico's largest interactive museum, the Children's Museum "Papalote".
For the time being, she holds the following positions:
- Director of the Children?s Museum
- President for the Council Committee of UNICEF
- Director of the Pro-Skov Foundation
- Board member of the Children's hospital "Instituto Nacional de Pediatría"
Danish Prime Minister about Andersen
According to Anders Fogh Rasmussen Hans Christian Andersen is a world legend. Watch the HCA Comment.
Three days of Andersen celebration
A gigantic TV show is to be the highlight of a three-day opening celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of the Danish storyteller and poet Hans Christian Andersen.
Symphonic Fairytales Never before have so many new works by Danish composers premiered so widely.
New Biography on Andersen
Major biography casts new light on the life and works of Hans Christian Andersen.
HCA Cinema Watch videos from our press briefings and find out more about HCA2005 in our motion picture features!
Experience personal views on Hans Christian Andersen in motion pictures.
Biography Read the story about the Hans Christian Andersen biography by Jackie Wullschlager.
Hans Christian Andersen loved having his picture taken.
Q & A Which shoe size did Hans Christian Andersen use?
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