The Museum Oskars 2015: Winners Part 1

Thanks to everyone who nominated their favourite museums in our second ‘Museum Oskars’. Usually this it the point where you say “the votes have been counted and verified”, but in our eyes, everyone is a winner! If someone loved a museum enough to nominate it, then that’s good enough for us. There’s plenty of competition out there already. Since there were twelve categories, we’ll introduce three categories each day, with a final roundup on Friday. Our technical whiz, Simon, has again crafted some very nice badges for each category, so if you are one of the winning museums, please feel free to use these on your blogs, social media profile, websites etc if you so wish. So, without much further ado, we want to introduce you to all the winners.

Best temporary/special museum exhibition

Australia

Denmark

England

  • “Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination” – British Library, London (great resources, well used, in a very evocatively created and dressed exhibition space)
  • “Museum of Water” – Somerset House, London (exhibition by Amy Sharrocks)

France

Germany

Italy

Netherlands

  • “De Tweede Wereldoorlog in 100 voorwerpen / The Second World War in 100 objects” – Kunsthal, Rotterdam

Scotland

USA

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Best interactive museum experience

Australia

England

  • London Transport Museum – Plenty of small lift the flap, turn the knob, look through the spyhole items, and some larger fun pieces, such as trying to control a tubetrain.
  • Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, Exeter – The Bill Douglas Centre Activity Box for Families. A trunk full of genuine/real moving image interactives. Kept us amused for ages, kids and adults together.

France

Germany

Italy

  • Studio Azzurro, Rome, Santa Maria della Pietà – Permanent interactive installation “Museum of the mind”

Sweden

  • Biotopia, Uppsala – More or less traditional Dioramas with Multimedia-enhancement and iPad’s for further explanations. Nobody is being forced to ‘undergo’ multimedial education. It is up to each visitor.

USA

  • National Cryptologic Museum, Annapolis Junction, MD – playing with an ENIGMA machine (x3)
  • deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (x2) – Poet-tree for museum visitors to hang a “leaf” that they had written a poem on, in Process Gallery // Process Gallery learning experience
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, OH - Gallery One
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY – Museum Hack tour: games, posing for photos, souvenirs, a stop for coffee – all while taking you to parts of the Met you haven’t see before and stories about objects you hadn’t focused on.

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Best museum event

Denmark

England

  • London Transport Museum‘s tour of Aldwych tube station – closed to the public and as an active station, now used for film crews and rare guided tours.
  • Saturday Lates (Midnight Apothecary) at the Brunel Museum, London. Guided tours of the underground chamber built by Brunel, cocktails on the roof garden flavoured with fruits & herbs grown in the garden, greek food and live music.

France

Germany

Italy

Scotland

USA

  • Parade the Circle at the Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
  • Made Surreal: A Surrealist Fashion Design Competition and Runway Show at the Cleveland Museum of Art, OH / MIX: Surreal. Artists designed outfits inspired by Surrealism. Then in a runway show the finalists showed their creations.
  • Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tours at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
  • Artful play at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
  • Media Lab Interns presentation event at Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY - Every spring and fall the Met has interns in their Media Lab do projects where they try to discover new ways to explore the collections. They make their presentations at this event and it is fascinating to see the new and different ways they discover to experience the galleries.

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4 Comments

4 Responses to “The Museum Oskars 2015: Winners Part 1”

  1. Cindi February 2, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is very honored to be included here among all the wonderful museum winners! One note is that the NCM’s location is Annapolis Junction, MD (not Annapolis) or can also be listed as Fort Meade, MD. I am the Web admin and social media specialist for the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) (http://www.cryptologicfoundation.org) and want to thank you so much for hosting the Museum Oskars and for helping to promote awareness of and celebrate museums all over the world!

    • admin140 February 3, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

      Thanks for letting us know! We did our best to verify all the information given in the nominations, but that was obviously an oversight. It’s now been corrected :)

  2. Culture-Ant February 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    Congratulations to all the winning museums!! as I have only visited a few of them, I add the rest to my “wish list”.
    There are so many good museums in this world, even if I had a plane I won’t be able to visit all of them!

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  1. Museum Oskars 2015: Roundup | Museum140 - February 6, 2015

    […] Winning Museums: National Museum of Australia (Australia), Cisternerne (Denmark), British Library (England), Somerset House (England), Centre Pompidou (France), Deutsches Historisches Museum (Germany), K21 Ständehaus (Germany), Jewish Museum Berlin (Germany), Palazzo Reale (Italy), National Roman Museum (Italy), Kunsthal (Netherlands), National Museum of Scotland (Scotland), deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (USA), Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (USA), Cleveland Museum of Art (USA), Denver Art Museum (USA) […]

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