The Children in Mueums Award 2017

Hands On! rewards the most excellent children’s exhibition or project dedicated to children with the Children in Museums Award.

The Children in Museums Award 2017 will be presented during an award ceremony at the 11th Hands On! conference in Pilsen, Czech Republic in October 2017.

Joint venture
The Children in Museums Award is a joint venture between Hands On! and the European Museum Academy. The Award was launched during the Children’s Bookfair in Bologna, Italy in 2011. The EMA cooperates with HO! supplying judges and offering expertise as regards to content. The judges are on the look-out for creative and innovative exhibitions and programmes for the age group up to 14 years old.

The judges not only value creativity and innovation, but also consider the ways in which an exhibition or programme can change the course of museum thinking or museum practice, nationally as well as internationally. How can elements of the winning exhibition or programme be incorporated into the museum field? That is why the judges pay special attention to interpretation and presentation.


Apply now! Deadline is March 15th, 2017!

Click here to download the application form:

2017 Children in Museums Award application form