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The Hands On! Conference is a source of inspiration for museums from across the globe. The Hands On! board, in cooperation with main organisers Rijksmuseum and the Jewish Historical Museum, will welcome 300 guests in Amsterdam. Science Center Nemo, the National Maritime Museum and the Dutch Museums Association are also involved in the organisation of the conference. Over 30 other Dutch museums are united in an advisory group and will be present during the conference.


Most participants are representatives of (children’s) museums and science centers from nearly forty countries worldwide. Some smaller museums barely have a budget to travel and be inspired by other institutions and projects. Furthermore, approximately 30 Dutch museums will participate.


Keynote speakers, panels, lectures, workshops and networking opportunities are the ingredients for an inspiring gathering at diverse locations. (Rijksmuseum, Jewish Historical Museum, National Maritime Museum, Science Center NEMO). Participants will visit (children’s) museums and science centers throughout the Netherlands.

To realize the conference and to make it accessible for smallers museums we are looking for sponsors. We hope that you will consider supporting us and the work of the Hands On! organization. The main organisers (Rijksmuseum and the Jewish Historical Museum) are both not-for-profit organizations (ANBI Status). Thus, your possible sponsorship will have fiscal benefits.

How will sponsorship benefit your company?
  • You will come into contact with dozens of employees at (Dutch) Museums, specifically directors, exhibition makers and educators that are passionate about high quality content for children in their museum.
  • As a sponsor you are actively supporting the cultural and societal goals of Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums. This organization offers museum professionals the opportunity to exchange knowledge and information, to share and be inspired. This has a positive impact on the quality of informal learning in museums worldwide.
  • In return for your sponsorship we can accommodate mutually beneficial arrangements. We are very happy to discuss ways in which we can create a sponsor package that suits your business specifically.

From € 2.500 (all prices are excl. V.A.T.)
  • 1 x free admission to the entire conference is included
  • 1 x corporate membership for the year 2015 is included (This entails that if a second person wishes to attend the conference they may buy a ticket at the discounted members rate)
  • Your company will be listed on the Sponsors page on the Hands On! website
  • Your business will be listed in the programme book
  • You can present your company at the inspirationmarket: members pay €100, non-members pay €150
From € 5.000
  • The benefits listed above +
  • 2 x free admission for the entire conference
  • Table at the inspirationmarket
  • One promotional item in the conference goodie bag
  • Named as Golden Sponsor on all relevant printed and online communications materials
From € 10.000
  • The benefits listed above +
  • Your company will be listed as MAIN SPONSORS on all printed and digital communications
  • Your banner on the conference stage
  • In consultation with organizing parties, you may bring extra guests to the evening programmes
Sponsorship in kind is also a possibility.

Companies that offer a discount will be listed in the programme book. If the discount exceeds 5000 other benefits can also be realized.