The Children in Museums Award
Each year Hands On! rewards the most excellent children’s exhibition or project dedicated to children with the Children in Museums Award.
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 Award 2018 is presented during the 26th NEMO conference in Malta.
Innovation 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.
The Award is judged by a panel of experts experienced in many disciplines within the museum field who all contribute their time as volunteers. The judges are looking especially for museums, exhibitions, programmes and museum environments that show:
- a commitment to children, to encourage children’s curiosity and to stimulate their imagination
- creativity and innovation
- quality learning experiences
Check out our shortlisted Museums 2018!
Applications for 2019 are open now! Deadline: 15 February 2019
This award is brought to you by Mercis B.V.