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

  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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