International Events

Hands On! Conference 2019: 22-26 October, at the Young Museum Frankfurt

06 Feb 2019

The next edition of the Hands On! Conference will be held in Frankfurt, Germany, 22-26 October 2019. To create an extraordinary conference program, the organizational team wants your ideas and inputs. Speak, lead a world café table, or present your project and inspire your colleagues from all over the world.

Exhibition workshop for Science Centres, Science Museums and Natural History Museums

30 Jul 2018

In late October of this year, the China Science and Technology Museum Beijing and CIMUSET are offering the “Developing Relevant and Inspiring Science Exhibitions: From Idea to Opening Day” Training. It is a great opportunity to learn from international experts and exchange with colleagues from around the world.

Science Centre World Summit 2017 Report

21 Jun 2018

NAMES is please to share the Science Center World Summit (SCWS) 2017 Report prepared by the Host, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - Miraikan. The Summit took place in Tokyo, 15-17 November 2017. The brief report touches on the structure, contents, statistics, and outputs of the SCWS 2017 in a simple and accessible way.

The Science Centers World Summit (SCWS 2017)

07 Nov 2017

The Science Center World Summit (SCWS 2017) took place 15-17 November, in Tokyo, Japan, where it was hosted by the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). The Science Center World Summit, held every 3 years, is organized by science center networks to discuss global issues involving science center partners and experts from other fields.

Fellowship for the SCWS2017

27 Sep 2017

The Evonik Fellowships are supporting the participation in the Science Centre World Summit 2017 (SCWS2017), which was held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo, Japan, on 15-17 November 2017; by offering 5 grants to individuals interested in digital innovation in educational surroundings, chemistry oriented educational initiatives, and/or who bridge the gap between education and the business world.

International Sustainability in Science Museums Fellowship!

11 Jun 2017

Twice per year, the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives invites informal science education professionals to become Sustainability in Science Museums Fellows. Approximately 20 Fellows from around the world participate in a weeklong intensive training, immersing themselves in sustainability instruction and activities from ASU scientists, faculty and staff. Although the fellowship is geared toward professionals from science centers and natural history museums, we also invite participants from other informal learning organizations, such as zoos, aquariums, nature centers, and other STEM-related informal education organizations.

Call for nominations: 2017 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

24 Apr 2017

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced the opening of the call for nominations for the 2017 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science.

Registration is now open for the Science Centers World Summit (SCWS) 2017

19 Apr 2017

The Science Centre World Summit 2017 (SCWS2017) announces the opening of the Registration/Marketplace/Sponsorship pages on the Summit’s Website! The SCWS2017 will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on 15-17 November 2017, at The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan).

International Science Center And Science Museum Day 2016

22 Nov 2016

On 10 November 2016, and upon UNESCO’s theme of “Science for Peace and Development”, Science Centers and Science Museums around the world celebrated the first International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD). Science centers and science museums offered activities based on one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) declared by the United Nations (UN). ISCSMD aims to demonstrate the engagement and impact of the science center and science museum field and to present them at the Science Center World Summit in Tokyo in November 2017.

One week left to apply for the course: "Developing Successful Exhibitions"

05 Oct 2016

Best practices for interactive exhibitions with hands on exhibits, multimedia, video installations and other new technologies and approaches.