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THE CHILDREN IN MUSEUMS AWARD

THE CHILDREN IN MUSEUMS AWARD - European Museum Academy

The European Museum Academy and Hands On! International launched the new Children's Museum Award during the Children's Bookfair in Bologna (italy) in 2011. 

The Award is given to the best practice of an exhibition or project dedicated to children under 14 years old. EMA cooperates with HO! supplying judges and giving advice for the development of the scheme.

 

The 2016 Application Form is now available... don't miss the chance to participate into this scheme which can give a strong international visibility to your museum!

2014 CHILDREN'S MUSEUM AWARD APPLICATION FORM

2014 CHILDREN'S MUSEUM AWARD APPLICATION FORM - European Museum Academy

The 2014 Application Form is now available... don't miss the chance to participate into this scheme which can give a strong international visibility to your museum!

 

The closing date for the application is 1 November 2013. 

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM AWARD ON "INIS" - THE CHILDREN'S BOOK IRELAND MAGAZINE

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM AWARD ON "INIS" - THE CHILDREN'S BOOK IRELAND MAGAZINE - European Museum Academy

As part of the Nations through Narrative programme, led by The Arts Council, to mark Ireland’s presidency of the Council of the EU, "Inis - The Children's Book Ireland Magazine" presents a specially-commissioned online feature about the Children's Museum Award, by Patricia Kennon. 

 

To read the entire text of the article, click on the link below:

 

http://www.inismagazine.ie/features/entry/time-space-and-childhood

 

2013 Children's Museum Award Ceremony in Bologna

2013 Children's Museum Award Ceremony in Bologna - European Museum Academy

The name of the winner of the 2013 Award was announced on Wednesday 27 March 2013 during a Ceremony organized in co-operation with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and with the support of the Carisbo Bank Foundation – Genus Bononiae. The winner of this year is the "Please Touch" Museum of Philadelphia (USA). Founded by Montessori educator Portia Sperr with the mission of enriching the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, the museum is very much a part of the Philadelphia region’s arts and culture community. The theatre is a key component of the museum’s activities and year-round daily performances provide a number of original and highly interactive shows.

A Special Mention went to the Drents Archief – Operatie Sigismund in the town of Assen (NL).

Philadelphia "Please Touch" Museum is the winner of the 2013 CMA

Philadelphia, USA,  is the home of the PLEASE TOUCH MUSEUM, whose exhibitions and programmes provide children with hands-on introductory learning experiences to the arts, sciences and humanities through play. Every effort is made to make its facilities, programmes and services accessible to all children and their families, irrespective of socio-economic background and level of ability. The target group is children aged 1-7, the museum pointing out that the brain develops more rapidly in early childhood than at any other time. Programmes go beyond conventional subject and include financial literacy and a healthy lifestyle initiative, aiming to make these complex subjects engaging and comprehensible to a young audience. The theatre is a key component of the museum’s activities and year-round daily performances provide a number of original and highly interactive shows.

Download the Judges' Report

Please Touch Museum

2013 CMA Ceremony in Bologna

2013 CMA Ceremony in Bologna - European Museum Academy

 

  

The Jury of the 2013 Children’s Museum Award met in Amsterdam on 8-9 February and now announces the names of the 15 confirmed candidates, which are listed below in alphabetical order of countries.

 

Austria

  Salzburg: Spielzeug Museum

Canada

  Winnipeg: Manitoba Children’s Museum

Germany

  Berlin:   MACHmit! Museum für Kinder
  Giessen: Mathematikum Giessen e.K.
  Hamburg: KINDEROLYMP at Altonaer Museum

Jordan

  Amman: Children’s Museum Jordan

The Netherlands

  Alphen   aan den Rijn: Archeon, Roman Villa Rijswijk
  Assen: Drents Archief - Operatie Sigismund
  Hilversum: Beeld en Geluid Experience
  Rotterdam: Maritiem Museum Rotterdam
  Utrecht: Dick Bruna Huis, Centraal Museum

Serbia

  Novi Sad:   Gallery of Matica Srpska

Sweden

  Stockholm: Lill-Skansen

Switzerland

  Frauenfeld: Naturmuseum Thurgau

United States

  Philadelphia: Please Touch Museum


The name of the winner of the 2013 Award will be announced on Wednesday 27 March 2013 in co-operation with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and with the support of the Carisbo Bank Foundation – Genus Bononiae. On this occasion there will be a session on EU projects on lifelong learning, followed by a Round Table and a presentation of the finalists at the Fair, and a festive Ceremony at the Palazzo Pepoli in Bologna in the evening.

The trophy

The trophy - European Museum Academy

 

The trophy is a bronze statue of Miffy, the world-famous children’s character, created by Dick Bruna.  The sculptor is Marc Bruna, Dick Bruna’s’s son. This (only existing) statue is a scale model of the original statue that is located in Utrecht, the home town of Dick Bruna in The Netherlands. The statue was donated to the city by the Soroptimist Club of Utrecht, in the 1990s. Miffy was created over 55 years ago and yet still appeals to children all over the world – the Miffy books are now translated in more than 50 languages. As a character, Miffy embodies the principles of creativity, fantasy, openness (she looks at you), positiveness, freedom of thinking and child friendliness. Her profile as familiar, friendly character that children worldwide recognise and love, was underlined in 2004 when New York City chose Miffy as their Family Tourist Ambassador in a bid to attract tourists’ families back to the city, post 9/11.

Application 2013

The 2013 Application Form is now available... don't miss the chance to participate into this scheme which can give a strong international visibility to your museum!

The 2012 Children's Museum Award

The 2012 Children's Museum Award - European Museum Academy

 

The Tropen Museum Junior wins 2012 Children's Museum Award

 

Finalists and winners of the 2012 Children's Museums Award announced in the Hall of Culture of the new Museum of the History of Bologna. The Award was presented to the Tropen Museum Junior of Amsterdam by HRH Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg.

Children's Museum Award Seminar 2012

You can download here the programme of the Children's Museum Award Seminar in Bologna (March 21st, 2012) where short-listed museums were presented.