The Museum Oskars 2016: Winners Part 3

Thanks to everyone who nominated their favourite museums in our third ‘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. Once again, we have 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, here is the next round of winners.

Best museum audio guide

For this category, we accepted both portable audio guides that you can carry around exhibitions, as well as fixed audio stations within a museum that guide you as you go around.

Germany

  • Deutsches Historisches MuseumSchwules Museum, Berlin – the audio guide that accompanied their joint exhibition ‘Homosexualität_en’. It followed the bus route that joins the two museums, and discussed points of interest related to the history of gay Berlin along the way. You can still download the audio tour online.
  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin – In the special exhibition ImEx. See paintings with children’s eyes, by listening to explanations about selected works. It was *the* positive museum surprise for me in 2015.

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You can either download the image and upload it to your own website (if doing so, please include a link back to this page) or use the HTML code below to include it directly from Museum 140:

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Best museum cafe/restaurant

Denmark

Germany

Ireland

Scotland

USA

  • Tryst Cafe, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. – The cafe has rotating art installations, epic coffee, and delicious baked goods.

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You can either download the image and upload it to your own website (if doing so, please include a link back to this page) or use the HTML code below to include it directly from Museum 140:

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Belgium

Canada

  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto – Love how the shop closely aligns with whats on view, really great rocks and gems available, and home decor for naturalists.

England

Scotland

  • The McManus, Dundee – Such a lovely collection of things I don’t really need but all really want! Books, craft kits, home decor, local design pieces.

USA

  • Utah Territorial Statehouse, Fillmore, Utah – A great variety of “old” stuff. I actually did my Christmas shopping here this year! And all of my purchases were Utah made!
  • National Cryptologic Museum, Annapolis Junction, MD –  excellent gift shop with impossible to find items at any other place.

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You can either download the image and upload it to your own website (if doing so, please include a link back to this page) or use the HTML code below to include it directly from Museum 140:

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