excellence in exhibition awards

The Annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition recognized outstanding achievement in exhibition from all types of museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and non-comercial institutions offering exhibitions to the public.

thirty-first Annual Excellence in Exhibitions 2019

Overall Winners   Americans   National Museum of the American Indian Washington, D.C.   · Incredibly powerful narrative  · Utilized Space/Goal/Big Idea; about their visitors and the Indians they knew best; audience-centric

Overall Winners
Americans
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, D.C.

· Incredibly powerful narrative

· Utilized Space/Goal/Big Idea; about their visitors and the Indians they knew best; audience-centric

Overall Winners   Underwater Beauty   Shedd Aquarium Chicago, Illinois   · Excelled – innovative design, environments, graphics, interpretation = EQUILIBRIUM  · Exhibition synthesized – evocative, beautiful designs with clear content and easily presented ideas

Overall Winners
Underwater Beauty
Shedd Aquarium
Chicago, Illinois

· Excelled – innovative design, environments, graphics, interpretation = EQUILIBRIUM

· Exhibition synthesized – evocative, beautiful designs with clear content and easily presented ideas

Special Achievement   Americans and the Holocaust   United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington, D.C.   For: Innovative Evaluation Practice and Audience Awareness  · Content is strikingly relevant to today’s political climate – not necessarily a goal, but it occurred—making it very powerful  · Good use to incorporate citizen history projects

Special Achievement
Americans and the Holocaust
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Washington, D.C.

For: Innovative Evaluation Practice and Audience Awareness

· Content is strikingly relevant to today’s political climate – not necessarily a goal, but it occurred—making it very powerful

· Good use to incorporate citizen history projects

Special Achievement   Design Build Fly   Exploration Place Wichita, Kansas   For:  Innovative Example of Intentional Practice   · Really listened to the audience  · Design and community matched well

Special Achievement
Design Build Fly
Exploration Place
Wichita, Kansas

For: Innovative Example of Intentional Practice

· Really listened to the audience

· Design and community matched well

Special Achievement   Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination   Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York   For: Innovative Interaction of Objects, Collections, and Spaces  · Excellent blend of architecture/space of the exhibit and the collection/selection of objects and location - Beautiful casework and design

Special Achievement
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York

For: Innovative Interaction of Objects, Collections, and Spaces

· Excellent blend of architecture/space of the exhibit and the collection/selection of objects and location - Beautiful casework and design

Special Achievement   Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.   Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Skokie, Illinois   For: Innovative Interpretation and Community Co-Curation  · Photography of objects interesting in conjunction with writing on the photographs  · Power of the object was impressive – display of objects was very well done; particularly with interaction of audience in planning and exhibition

Special Achievement
Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Skokie, Illinois

For: Innovative Interpretation and Community Co-Curation

· Photography of objects interesting in conjunction with writing on the photographs

· Power of the object was impressive – display of objects was very well done; particularly with interaction of audience in planning and exhibition

previous award recipients