How to Apply?


Nominated projects eligible for the CIMUSET Award must be less than 2 years old at the time of the nomination. They may cover all areas of museums and collections practice, including exhibition, education, conservation, research, management, new business models, design and architecture, art, ethics, service to the public, and strategic planning.

All museums, collections and universities working with the preservation of the cultural heritage within science and technology and dissemination of knowledge within these fields are eligible regardless of their location, type, or size. They do not have to be CIMUSET members.


Projects eligible for nomination should effectively demonstrate and describe their alignment with the following criteria:

  • Strategically incorporates and contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Ensures sustainability across social, economic, environmental, and cultural dimensions.
  • Is conceived and executed in collaboration with diverse institutions and/or citizens, representing a broad spectrum of knowledge and competencies.
  • Innovative strategies implemented to engage with marginalized and diverse communities, and fosters inclusivity and accessibility.
  • Empowers citizens and local communities, encouraging novel and transformative engagements with science and technology.
  • Inspired significant intuitional and organizational changes, advancements, or improvements.
  • Quantifiable and qualitative impact on the target audience, community, or relevant stakeholders, emphasizing the tangible outcomes and benefits.
  • Original, innovativein approaches, or methodologies that contribute to the advancement of knowledge or practice in the field.
  • Aligns and embodies the principles outlined in the new museum definition.

How to apply

The nominator must fill out CIMUSET Award Application Form.

The form must be sent to before 3 pm (CET) on the 30th of April 2024.

Evaluation of the nominations 

The nominated projects will be assessed by an evaluation committee consisting of up to eight members. The committee comprises members from the CIMUSET board, members from a science and technology museum or a science centre, and members from outside the museum sector. The committee will evaluate the nominations in accordance with the criteria.

The committee’s decision is final; no explanations will be given in discussions or correspondence.

Up to four projects will be nominated for the CIMUSET Award and announced two months before the announcement of the winning project, which will be revealed during the annual CIMUSET general conference.

Members of the evaluation committee 2024 are:

  • Klaus Staubermann, Founding Director of German Port Museum, Germany 
  • Markita Franulić, Director of Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Croatia 
  • Ech Cherki Dahmali, Director of Maroc Telecom Museum, Morocco 
  • Kim Khayoung, Senior Curator, National Aviation Museum of Korea, Korea 
  • Monique Horth, Vice-President, Collection, Research and Corporate Governance, Ingenium, Canada 
  • Diego Vas Bevilaque, Deputy Director for Cultural Heritage and Science Communication, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil 
  • Jacob Thorek Jensen, Curator, Danish Museum of Science and Technology, Denmark