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.

THIRTIETH Annual Excellence in Exhibitions 2018

Overall Excellence    New York at Its Core     Museum of the City of New York New York, NY   For: Overall Excellence  · Meaningful and relevant context that is pushing practice to be more relevant and engaging  · Utilization of audience research to create a display of rich objects, stories and scale

Overall Excellence
New York at Its Core
Museum of the City of New York New York, NY

For: Overall Excellence

· Meaningful and relevant context that is pushing practice to be more relevant and engaging

· Utilization of audience research to create a display of rich objects, stories and scale

Special Achievement    Fossil Discovery Exhibit    Big Bend National Park  Big Bend National Park, TX   For: Encompassing, sustainable design demonstrating innovative approach  · Integration of architecture and space/place  · Design and content closely intertwined

Special Achievement
Fossil Discovery Exhibit
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park, TX

For: Encompassing, sustainable design demonstrating innovative approach

· Integration of architecture and space/place

· Design and content closely intertwined

Special Achievement    Museum of the American Revolution Core Exhibit    Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia, PA   For: Engaging audiences in something they think they know in new ways  · Utilize a strong interpretive framework with an integrative design  · Comprehensive visitor experience – places to play, sit and get around – utilizing space in good way

Special Achievement
Museum of the American Revolution Core Exhibit
Museum of the American Revolution
Philadelphia, PA

For: Engaging audiences in something they think they know in new ways

· Utilize a strong interpretive framework with an integrative design

· Comprehensive visitor experience – places to play, sit and get around – utilizing space in good way

Special Achievement    One Year Later: Reflecting on Orlando’s Pulse    Orange County Regional History Center Orlando, FL   For: Core focus on audience to develop a community-based exhibit utilizing museum strategies  · Developed a new collection with professional therapeutic sensitivity

Special Achievement
One Year Later: Reflecting on Orlando’s Pulse
Orange County Regional History Center
Orlando, FL

For: Core focus on audience to develop a community-based exhibit utilizing museum strategies

· Developed a new collection with professional therapeutic sensitivity

Special Achievement    Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands Garden    Santa Fe Botanical Garden Santa Fe, NM   For: Unique approach for an outdoor exhibit in response to community  · Thoughtful process attuned to the culture of the region  · Welcoming to diverse local audience and the visiting tourist

Special Achievement
Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands Garden
Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Santa Fe, NM

For: Unique approach for an outdoor exhibit in response to community

· Thoughtful process attuned to the culture of the region

· Welcoming to diverse local audience and the visiting tourist

Special Achievement   Threads of Experience   North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC   For: Effective Use of Evaluation  · Solid audience research utilized to inform different points of view and not dictate the narrative

Special Achievement
Threads of Experience
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, NC

For: Effective Use of Evaluation

· Solid audience research utilized to inform different points of view and not dictate the narrative

previous award recipients