Skip to content

Awards and Competitions

In This Section

2016 MUSE Award Winners

Audio Tours and Podcasts

Gold: The Broad Museum
Artists on Artists Audio Tour

Silver: Chicago History Museum
Chicago Authored

Bronze: Whitney Museum of American Art
Frank Stella Kids Audio Guide

Honorable Mention: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gallery 742

Digital Communities

Gold: Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Information Officer
Smithsonian Institution Transcription Center

Silver: Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas Story Project

Honorable Mention: The Museum of Modern Art
#ArquiMoMA

Honorable Mention: Textile Museum of Canada
Making Makers

Education and Outreach

Gold: Philadelphia Museum of Art
A Is for Art Museum 

Silver: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Beam Tours: Telepresence Robot Tours to Broaden Accessibility

Bronze: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
#MetKids: Made For, With, and By Kids

Honorable Mention: Corning Museum of Glass
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking

Honorable Mention: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
Air Force One Discovery Center

Games and Augmented Reality

Gold: Sydvestjyske Museer
Augmenting the Historic City: Trade and Merchants’ Life in Ribe

Silver: Discovery Cube Los Angeles
Inspector Training Course

Bronze: Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery

Honorable Mention: Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Museum
Art of Food

Interactive Kiosks

Gold: The George Washington University Museum, The Textile Museum
Common Threads 

Silver: Minnesota Historical Society
Suburbia Touch Table Interactive 

Bronze: Asian Art Museum
CSI and the Buddha 

Honorable Mention: The Field Museum
Qingming Scroll

Interpretive Interactive Installations

Gold: The Tech Museum of Innovation
Body Metrics

Silver: National Palace Museum
Giuseppe Castiglione: Lang Shining New Media Art Exhibition

Bronze: Levine Museum of the New South
¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South 

Honorable Mention: The Art Institute of Chicago
Van Gogh’s Bedrooms

Honorable Mention: Miami Children’s Museum
Sketch Aquarium

Mobile Applications

Gold: Brooklyn Museum
ASK Brooklyn Museum

Silver: The New York Botanical Garden
FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life

Bronze: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Slavery at Monticello: Life and Work on Mulberry Row

Honorable Mention: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
CB Outdoors

Multimedia Installations

Gold: El Paso Museum of History
DIGIE

Silver: National Museum of Australia
Kspace

Bronze: Columbus Earth Theater
Columbus Earth Theater

Online Presence

Gold: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Artist Project

Silver: The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford Website

Bronze: Ford’s Theatre
Remembering Lincoln

Honorable Mention: British Film Institute
Britain on Film

Honorable Mention: SFMOMA
The New sfmoma.org

Honorable Mention: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice

Open Culture

Honorable Mention: Getty Research Institute, Getty Web Group
Pietro Mellini’s Inventory in Verse, 1681

Public Outreach

Gold: J. Paul Getty Trust
#GettyInspired

Silver: Trust for the National Mall
Voices from the National Mall

Bronze: The Broad Museum
The Broad’s Un-Private Collection Series Streaming

Video, Film, and Computer Animation

Gold: The Field Museum
The Switch: A Bill Stanley Story

Silver: American Museum of Natural History
Shelf Life

Bronze: Museum of Modern Art
Modern Art & Ideas

Honorable Mention: National Park Service/Harpers Ferry Center, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
The Tuskegee Airmen: Sacrifice and Triumph

Honorable Mention: Seattle Art Museum
Disguise: Masks & Global African Art

Honorable Mention: San Diego Natural History Museum
Punk Skunk Series

Honorable Mention: National Palace Museum
Adventures of the Mythical Creatures at the National Palace Museum

Jim Blackaby Memorial Award

Brooklyn Museum ASK Brooklyn Museum

AAM Member-Only Content

AAM Members get exclusive access to premium digital content including:

  • Featured articles from Museum magazine
  • Access to more than 1,500 resource listings from the Resource Center
  • Tools, reports, and templates for equipping your work in museums
Log In

We're Sorry

Your current membership level does not allow you to access this content.

Upgrade Your Membership

Subscribe to Field Notes!

Packed with stories and insights for museum people, Field Notes is delivered to your inbox every Monday. Once you've completed the form below, confirm your subscription in the email sent to you.

If you are a current AAM member, please sign-up using the email address associated with your account.

Are you a museum professional?

Are you a current AAM member?

Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription, and please add communications@aam-us.org to your safe sender list.