At a lively ceremony which took place on the evening of Wednesday 11 October at the Hands On! Conference in Pilsen, Czech Republic, the results of the 2017 Children in Museums Award were announced. 20 museums took part in the competition this year, with a short-list of ten finalists. The entries were of an extremely high quality and a real testament to the growing maturity of a relatively new field for the museum profession.
The judges said: we were unanimous in our decision to make the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm (Sweden) the winner of the 2017 Children in Museums Award. Its innovative approaches to foster curiosity, creativity for neuroscience and the brain’s extraordinary abilities from a contemporary perspective are highly praised. There is a great focus on availability as an expression of the museum’s comprehensive and consistently implemented strategic renewal to be a place for everyone. MegaMind, with its high quality design, total accessibility and basis of serious research and development of contents reaches a new level in children’s museums, while acknowledging that there has to be a permanent process of development and change to reflect present-day questions and challenges. Our warmest congratulations go to the museum on this remarkable achievement.
To know more read the Press Release here attached ! EMA is glad to be a partner in this scheme since its inception !