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Stacey Swigart
Exhibition Competition Coordinator


Past Recipients


Excellence in Exhibition Competition

The Annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition recognizes outstanding achievement in the exhibition format from all types of museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and any other types of noncommercial institutions offering exhibitions to the public.

The competition is the joint project of the following Alliance Professional Networks (PNs): Curators Committee (CurCom), the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME), the Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE) and the Education Committee (EdCom).

2014 Recipients

Special Distinction

  • Imaginative Design and Interpretation
    Design for the Modern Child
    Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Innovative Integration of Design and Content
    First Peoples
    Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

  • Exemplary Model of Creating Experiences for Social Engagement
    Jungle Trails
    Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Ohio

  • Outstanding Connections Between Design, Content and Community Context 
    Nature Lab
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Honorable Mention

  • Shop Life
    Lower Eastside Tenement Museum
    New York City