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.

Twenty-NINth Annual Excellence in Exhibitions 2017

  Overall Excellence    Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Philadelphia   for in-depth approach to a powerful, provocative and difficult topic, simple design yet artful integration in the historic space, and participatory practice with strong interpretive strength

Overall Excellence
Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Philadelphia

for in-depth approach to a powerful, provocative and difficult topic, simple design yet artful integration in the historic space, and participatory practice with strong interpretive strength

  Special   Achievement    Altered State: Marijuana in California    Oakland Museum of California   for civic engagement and respect of audience from multiple viewpoints

Special Achievement
Altered State: Marijuana in California
Oakland Museum of California

for civic engagement and respect of audience from multiple viewpoints

  Special   Achievement    Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road    The Getty Research Institute and The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles   for commitment to comprehensive research and conservation

Special Achievement
Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road
The Getty Research Institute and The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles

for commitment to comprehensive research and conservation

  Special Achievement    The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe    Asian Art Museum, San Francisco   for interpretation

Special Achievement
The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

for interpretation

  Special Achievement    William Conner House    Conner Prairie Fishers, IN   for reimagining the historic house

Special Achievement
William Conner House
Conner Prairie Fishers, IN

for reimagining the historic house

  Special Achievement    The Wonder Sound    The New Children’s Museum, San Diego   for exemplary innovative practice

Special Achievement
The Wonder Sound
The New Children’s Museum, San Diego

for exemplary innovative practice

  Honorable Mention     Cultural Expressions     National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.   for audience research and content development

Honorable Mention
Cultural Expressions
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.

for audience research and content development

  Honorable Mention    Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People    San Diego Natural History Museum   for thoughtful attention to the fragile collection while providing multi-modal learning

Honorable Mention
Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People
San Diego Natural History Museum

for thoughtful attention to the fragile collection while providing multi-modal learning

  Honorable Mention    Girls Writing the World: A Library ReImagined    Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace/ Girl Scouts of the USA, Savannah, GA   for creating a big change in a small package

Honorable Mention
Girls Writing the World: A Library ReImagined
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace/ Girl Scouts of the USA, Savannah, GA

for creating a big change in a small package

  Honorable Mention    Tamanwit: Unwritten Laws and Beliefts, Wanapum of Priest Rapids    Wanapum Heritage Center  , Mattawa, WA   for reclaiming narrative with insightful and personal community authorship

Honorable Mention
Tamanwit: Unwritten Laws and Beliefts, Wanapum of Priest Rapids
Wanapum Heritage Center, Mattawa, WA

for reclaiming narrative with insightful and personal community authorship

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