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2003 MUSE Award Winners


Gold: Unified Vision: The Architecture and Design of the Prairie School, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Web site:

Gold: Campfires with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures, American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Web site:

Silver: George Washington: A National Treasure, National Portrait Gallery, Website:

Bronze: Norton Simon Museum Family Audio Tour, Norton Simon Art Foundation, Audio Tour

Honorable Mention: The Artist’s Toolkit: Visual Elements and Principles, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Web site:

History and Culture

Gold: September 11: Bearing Witness to History, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Website:

Gold: Invention at Play, Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Website:

Gold: Mihtohseenionki (The People’s Place): Videos of the People, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western ArtDVD

Silver: Building America, National Building Museum, National Building Museum

Silver: “Getting In” Interactive Theatre Experience, Museum Victoria, Installation

Bronze: Yin Yu Tang, Peabody Essex Museum, Website:

Bronze: Museum of Sex Audio Tour, Museum of Sex, Audio tour

Honorable Mentions:

Corridos Sin Fronteras, The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Website:

What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike, The New Jersey Historical Society

September 11: My Witness, The National Museum of American History, DVD

Civil Rights-Civil Liberties, and Celebration, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library/Museum, Video


Gold: Raincheck 3000, Museum Victoria, Installation

Silver: Wild Reef, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Installation

Silver: Seafood Watch Online, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Bronze: Make the Call, Indiana State Museum, Kiosk

Bronze: ViewSpace, Space Telescope Science Institute, CD-ROM

Honorable Mention: Blocks of Time, Science Museum of Minnesota, Installation

Promotion of an Institution

Gold: Museum of Aviation, Museum of AviationWebsite:

Silver: Brooklyn Works, Brooklyn Workers Speak, The Brooklyn Historical Society, Video

Bronze: National Constitution Center Virtual Tour, National Constitution Center, Video

Honorable Mention: Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic Seaport Museum, Website:

Database or Research Resource

Gold: Theban Mapping Project, Rare Books and Special Collections Library, American University

Silver: Duluth Lynchings Online Resource, Minnesota Historical Society

Bronze: Alien Stingers Exhibit Kiosk, Wildlife Conservation Society, Kiosk

Honorable Mention: Global Climate Change, Exploratorium

Two-Way Communication

Gold: Live from the Heart, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Distance learning program:

Silver: Jefferson’s West, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Distance learning program
Web game demo:

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