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Current Recipients of Excellence in Exhibition Awards

2018 Overall

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

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; good utilization of space

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

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

African Art Gallery/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

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