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2015 Children in Museums Award: Call for Applications

Children in Museums Award 2015 [1]

The Children in Museums Award is an initiative of the European Museum Academy [2] and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums [3] to recognise excellence and innovation in exhibits designed for children within the museum sector.

Organised annually since 2011 [4], applications for the Children in Museums Award 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 Jury is looking especially for the creative use of exhibitions and programmes with an innovative interpretative approach, which should be meaningful to the relevant age-group.  The Jury will expect proof and examples of the exhibition’s innovative approach and aesthetic qualities, open-ended learning programme, and excellence that can be acknowledged by children.

An important background consideration for the judges is to see evidence of the ways in which a candidate is likely to change the course of museum thinking or museum practice in these respects, nationally and internationally.

Applications should be sent by 1 February 2015. Please bear in mind that applications should be accompanied by an entry fee of 250€, or 200€ in the case of Hands On! International members and those museums which have applied in the past.

For further information and access to the application form, please visit http://www.europeanmuseumacademy.eu/4/upload/children_in_museums_award_application_form_new_logo.doc [5]

Picture above by Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums