Conference: Hand On – into the future
Hands On! is an international network of museum professionals. We aim to make all museums and science centres meaningful places for children, to professionalise the (children’s) museum field, and to share our expertise. Every two years, we organise an international conference at which we explore the latest developments in the field of children’s education in museums, children’s museums, and science centres.
The 13th HO! Conference is hosted by the FRida & FreD Children’s Museum in Graz and the ZOOM Children’s Museum in Vienna in collaboration with the partner organisations, the MuseumsQuartier Vienna, the CoSA – Center of Science Activities in Graz and the Kunsthaus Graz. Due to specific circumstances, the conference will be exclusively held online, and HO! members and interested parties from all areas of varied museums work will have the continued possibility, as in a previous manner, to exchange ideas.
As part of our strategic Creative Europe EU-Project 21st Century Children, together with organisations from all over the world, we have formulated a vision of the future for our sector over the past year. This year’s conference is dedicated solely to the topic of the future. What is the role of the children in museums sector in the future? Which methods and topics will be tackled? What does this change mean for our organisation HOI? These are the topics we would like to discuss together with the conference participants during a new workshop format, dedicated keynotes, panel sessions.
We aim to learn from and be inspired by keynote speakers, workshops, and exclusive museum visits. Don’t miss this chance to meet participants from over 30 nations and exchange ideas with professionals and experts from all over the world!