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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.

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.

Applications are welcome from children’s museums and from education, children and youth departments in museums and science museums, both long-established and recently opened.

The 2021 application call is now open. The closing date for the applications is 01 March 2021. You can check out the application form here.

The Award Ceremony date, venue and the shortlisted candidates will be announced on this page.

This award is brought to you by Mercis B.V.

Children in Museums Award