Conference 2019
Every two years, Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums organizes Europe’s only children-dedicated museum conference. Together we explore the latest developments in the field of children’s education in museums, children’s museums and science centers.

The 12th edition of our biennial conference took us to Frankfurt.

Together with more than 60 speakers, we explored the latest developments in the field of children’s education in museums, children’s museums and science centers. Participants from 28 countries were inspired by keynote speakers, interactive sessions and exclusive museum visits.
Theme: All inclusive! Museums as places for ALL children

The conference focused on museums’ roles as places of social inclusion. We discussed how to cater to specific needs of diverse audiences, took a closer look at how children’s museums use collections to impart knowledge on cultural heritage and explored innovative educational formats, especially when connected to digital learning.

As part of our 21st century children project which is generously supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, we were launching our children in museums industry evaluation during this conference.Throughout the conference participants helped us map and evaluate our sector in order to brand museums as places for learning. An extra day was added to the conference in order to provide in-depth training sessions dedicated to collecting and defining the unique roles and functions children-dedicated museum spaces can take on in providing relevant means of education tailored to the needs of a new generation.

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