2002 MUSE Award Winners


Gold: Current Science & Technology Center, Current Science & Technology Center

Museum of Science, Boston, Installation, Production Company: Magian Design Studio

Silver: Astro Bulletin, American Museum of Natural HistoryInstallation

Bronze: Mutation Station, American Museum of Natural HistoryInstallation

History and Culture

Gold: A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution(www.americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion), Production company: Second Story

Gold: War Stories Videowall, The Newseum, Installation

Silver: Marble House Audio Tour, The Preservation Society of Newport County, Installation

Silver: HistoryWiredNational Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution www.historywired.si.edu

Bronze: Voices of the Geniza, Spertus Institute, Installation

Bronze: When the Forest Ran Red, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Installation

Honorable Mentions:

Eternal Egypt, American Federation of the Arts (Video)

Get to the Basement! Minnesota Historical Society (Installation)
The judges said: “This object theater was very entertaining and creatively staged. Sound was both evocative and realistic.”

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, Inland Seas Maritime Museum (Installation)

Rhythm Shakedown, Experience Music Project (Installation)


Gold: Points of Departure: Prototyping a Museum of the Future, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Installation

Gold: The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame
Mint Museum of Art, www.ballgame.org, Production company: Interactive Knowledge

Silver: Arts of Asia, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, www.artsmia.org/arts-of-asia

Silver: Yanardilyi – Cockatoo Creek, Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society, Production Company: Magian Design Studio

Bronze: Thomas Eakins, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Bronze: Exploring Picasso’s LaVie, Cleveland Museum of Art, Installation

Honorable Mentions:

Artists of Brucke: Themes In German Expressionist Prints, Museum of Modern Art (www.moma.org/brucke), Production company: Second Story

Jacob Lawrence: Over the Line, The Phillips Collection

Devices of Wonder, J. Paul Getty Trust , www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/devices

Gallery Kiosks for Treasures from a Lost Civilization: Ancient Chinese Art from Sichuan, Seattle Art Museum,


Promotion of an Institution

Gold: Jacob Lawrence–Exploring Stories, Whitney Museum of American Art (www.whitney.org/jacoblawrence), Production company: Funny Garbage

Silver: Please Touch Museum Website, Please Touch Museum, www.pleasetouchmuseum.org

Bronze: The California Historical Society, California Historical Society, www.californiahistoricalsociety.org

Collection Database or Reference Resource

Gold: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Web Site, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, www.hirshhorn.si.edu

Silver: Virtual Museum of Canada, Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), www.virtualmuseum.ca/English/

Honorable Mentions:

The Collection in Context, Asia Society (http://asiasocietymuseum.org/)

Connecticut History on Line, Mystic Seaport (http://www.cthistoryonline.org)

Two-way Communication

Gold: Kids Design Network (KDN), DuPage Children’s Museum, Production Company: Educational Web Adventure (Eduweb)

Silver: A Brush with Wildlife: Create a Composition with Carl Rungius, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Production Company: Educational Web Adventure (Eduweb)

Bronze: Sichuan Web Site, Seattle Art Museum, www.seattleartmuseum.org/sichuan

Honorable mention:

Hostages of Two Worlds, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, http://www.history.org/history/teaching/eft.cfm
Production Company: Educational Web Adventure (Eduweb)

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