3rd place at the Children in Museums Awards 2023

The Alice Museum For Children at the FEZ Berlin won 3rd place at the Children in Museums Awards 2023 with its exhibition "Susi & Us - To Look Or To Look Away“.
The chair of the jury, Leigh-Anne Stradeski, praised "Susi & Us" for being a brave and necessary exhibition. We send our congratulations to the Tokyo Toy Museum in Japan which was awarded 1st place in the Children in Museums Awards 2023.

The award ceremony took place at the Paul Klee Centre near Bern - an international congress centre designed by the architect Renzo Piano which contains a children's museum. The event was organised by the "Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums".
The FEZ was proud to be one of the 3 finalists alongside the Toy Museum in Tokyo and the Australian Museum in Sydney. In the words of the curators of the FEZ Children's Museum, Claudia Lorenz und Stefan Ostermeyer: "This is an amazing accolade and we feel very honoured".

The Children in Museums Awards recognises how important it is to cultivate a love of learning and museums from a young age. It awards those initiatives, programmes, and institutions that excel in providing children with enriching and inspiring experiences.

"Susi & Us: To Look Or To Look Away" is an exhibition created by the Alice Museum for Children at the FEZ and the Senate Department for Youth, Education & Family. It focuses on the true story told in Birgitta Behr's children's book, "Susi, die Enkelin von Haus Nummer 4".
The exhibition was created in cooperation with the Anne Frank Centre in Berlin and is sponsored by PS Sparen and Berliner Sparkasse. 

2023 Children in Museums Awards
Judges’ Report (pdf)
Press Release (pdf)

Pop-Up Cranach

On 6th May 2015, Culture Minister, Monika Grütters announced the nominations for the BKM Prize For Cultural Education 2015. A jury of experts had earlier whittled down the number of nominees down from 100 to the best 10.
Pop-Up Cranach was one of the 10 projects nominated for the BKM Prize.

Pop-Up Cranach

The Kulturmarken-Award has been presented every year since 2006. In 2015 Pop-Up Cranach was nominated in the category "European Education Project Of The Year".


In 2011 the Willkommen@HotelGlobal exibition won the Promising Practice Award.
This prize is awarded by the ACM (Association of Children's Museums) and MetLife Foundation.

The Promising Practice Award is awarded to outstanding projects and unusual or innovative approaches to museum exhibitions which promote the general movement for children's museums.

The Jury's Verdict:

Children check into the hotel, discover rooms and meet exhibition educators in the role of hotel employees or guests. These 'hotel employees and guests' tell their life stories which introduce and advance the topic of globalisation among the children. Guests are asked to put themselves in other people's shoes and think of creative solutuons to various problems. Topics include climate change, world trade and the limited amount of natural resources.

The exhibition is a co-production between four different children's museums in Germany and Austria. These are: Alice Museum For Children in FEZ Berlin, ZOOM Kindermuseum in Vienna, Frida and Fred in Graz and Edwin Scharff Museum in Neu-Ulm. In each of these locations, there will be a series of accompanying programmes in the form of talks, discussions and workshops, all of which will promote a deeper understanding of the phenomenom of globalisation.