Welcome to participate in the Explore! Conference in Stockholm October 7-11, a meeting place for professionals working with children and culture.


Interviews and conference news

  • “What it takes to make an ambitious annual exhibition for children and their grown ups”

    Who are you? – My name is Marianne Ager. I work at Brandts in Odense Denmark. I produce/coordinate our annual sensory exhibition for children. Besides, I am also an art guide and I write for the art magazine KATALOG. In short art dominates my life! Which is your favorite museum and why? – It´s difficult [...]

  • Jasper Visser: How to implement technology to connect with younger audiences

    Q&A with Jasper Visser. Who are you? – I’m Jasper and I work as an independent consultant and cultural innovator. I sometimes like to say I provide first aid for the 21st century, for instance by helping institutions connect with changing audiences. All my life I’ve worked on the exciting crossroads of technology and society [...]

  • Noreen Parafina: How museums can still spark “wonder”

    Q&A with Noreen Parafina, Programs Director of Museo Pambata in Manila. Who are you? – I am Noreen Parafina. I am the Programs Director of Museo Pambata, a children’s museum in the Philippines. In the museum I am called “Tich.” I started in the museum as a (Teacher) Guide when I was 20 and became [...]

  • Sign up for study visits

    Sign up for study visits during the pre- and post-conference program. On Monday October 7 and Friday October 11 you can attend study visits at The Stockholm Transport Museum, Postmuseum, Skansen and Lill-Skansen and The Vasa Museum. Most guided tours are available on both Monday and Friday, please note that the Skansen and Lill-Skansen offer [...]

  • “The real ‘buzz’ is happening in smaller galleries, pop-up exhibitions, and unexpected places”

    Q & A with Paul Clifford,  Digital Learning Programme Manager at the Museum of London. Who are you? – I’m a learner, maker, experimenter, doer, artist, dancer, sailor, practitioner and developer. My passions are blended learning and alternative learning methods and formats. I worked in the creative arts field, community education and formal education before [...]

  • “The most amazing collection of all sorts of body parts in jars”

    Q & A with Professor Anne Bamford, keynote speaker at Explore! on October 8. Who are you? – I always answer I am a teacher… though I am also a Professor and Director of Education. Which is your favourite museum and why? – I am spoilt for choices in London where I live. I really [...]


The Swedish Exhibition Agency and Hands On! International welcomes you to participate in the Explore! Conference – a meeting place for professionals working with children in exhibitions. Discover and be inspired by the best of exhibitions, the use of new technology and creative learning practices from children’s museums and science centers from around the world.

Hear inspiring speakers and explore together with other museum and science center professionals in workshops and hands-on activities. Study visits will take you to the museums of the capital of Sweden and to Junibacken where the stories of Astrid Lindgren are brought to life.