The Children in Museums Award Ceremony

Every year Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums and the European Museum Academy shortlist innovative high-quality children’s programs for the Children in Museums Award.

The award is made possible by Mercis B.V.

Part one of the ceremony is a unique chance to learn from the best: The short-listed candidates for the Children in Museums Award 2019 will present themselves and their outstanding projects as inspirational examples of informal learning spaces for 21st century children to the conference participants.

The second part of the ceremony including the winner announcement takes place togehter with members of the public and Frankfurt’s political leaders in the  “Emperors’ Hall”.





Originally the coronation banquet of the freshly crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation took place in the Emperors’ Hall. Today it is the banquet hall for all important receptions: John F. Kennedy, the Dalai Lama and the victorious German soccer national teams have all been welcomed there, and signed the Golden Book of the City of Frankfurt.


Part I:

Den Gamle By, Denmark

Ker ImagiNation, Senegal

Royal Alberta Museum, Canada

Museo Universitario Arte contemporéneo (MUAC), Mexico

Nationaal Archief, The Netherlands

M-Children, Italy

POLIN Museum of History of Polish Jews, Poland

Part II:

The Ceremony takes place under the auspices of the Lord Mayor of Frankfurt, Peter Feldmann and is  co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Presented by Bastion Korff (HR1 – radio presenter)

Music by David Danso and the second grade of Kids Camp Biligual Primary School, Königstein


Welcome on behalf of the City of Frankfurt

Welcome on behalf of the Young Museum

Welcome on behalf of the CMA (HO! & EMA)

Musical Intervention

Winner of the CMA 2018 (National Gallery Singapore)

Nominees 2019

Laudatory Speech (CMA jury)

Winner Announcement & Statement

Press Foto & Closing