The main organisers of the 2015 conference are the Rijksmuseum and the Jewish Historical Museum, in cooperation with Science center NEMO, the National Maritime Museum and the Dutch Museum Association.
The Rijksmuseum links individuals with art and history. Thus also with children. The museums Public & Education department, with its specialized programs of its Teekenschool, focuses on families and children. Every child should see Rembrandt’s Night Watch before they turn twelve and every visit should be fun and educational. Each year around 300.000 children visit the museum.
Jewish Historical Museum
In the Jewish Historical Museum’s permanent Children’s Museum children with diverse cultural backgrounds can learn about Jewish life, traditions and history in a playful way. Children discover the many parallels with their own lives and come to understand the importance of loving your neighbour as yourself.
Science Center NEMO
NEMO is a science centre: an interactive, informal learning environment where the general public comes into contact with science and technology. Visitors see, hear and experience how scientific phenomena and technology play an important part in their lives. A science centre stimulates, excites, is instructive and works closely with the fields of science and education.
The National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum shows how Dutch culture has been shaped by the sea. Interactive exhibitions allow visitors to explore 500 years of maritime history. We have special exhibitions for children, including See you in the Golden Age, The tale of the whale and for children under 6: Sal & Lori and Circus at Sea.
The Museums Association
The Netherlands Museums Association is the professional association for museums in the Netherlands. The association aims to create a positive image of museums, high quality of the sector and a large and diverse museum audience. In the Autumn of 2013, the association launched a platform “Museum Kids” to encourage family visits to museums. In 2015, the Museums Association encourages museum visits by pupils in primary education with a Task Force on Museum Education.