The Museum Oskars 2016: Winners Part 4

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.

Biggest ‘WOW’ Moment

Belgium

England

  • Tate, London – saw Tracy Emin’s unmade bed for the first time & realised how this pretty disgusting sight could be a work of art. A moment frozen in time, which speaks volumes about life at that moment. If we had the equivalent of, say, Mozart’s bed it would be fascinating

Germany

  • Gardens of the World, Berlin – I had no idea this place existed. A presentation of landscape gardening from around the world, each garden in itself is bound to make you go ‘Wow!’. The overall impact of it all is just mind boggling.
  • Bode Museum, Berlin – during the special exhibition ‘Das verschwundene Museum

USA

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Best ‘Hidden Gem’ discovery

Denmark

France

  • Fouquet jewelry shop reconstruction at Musee Carnavalet, Paris – Fantastically gorgeous art nouveau interior designed by Alphonse Mucha. A fascinating but often overlooked museum.

Italy

Scotland

USA

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Personal Favourite of 2014

England

France

  • Musée des arts et métiers, Paris – A wonderful collection of engineering models, artifacts, and wonderful “brass-age” scientific instruments.

Germany

  • Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany – a woodland sculpture park, what a fantastic resource to have right in the middle of the city!
  • Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich – Exciting cathedral like dimensions, massive doors, beautifully classical rotunda. The feeling of space, air & height was exhilarating. Free entry on the day I went  (more please). A joy to view the extensive  Blauer Reiter collection. New discovery – the extremely unsettling & fascinating “Die tote Klasse’ by Tadeusz Kantor – particularly as I am a teacher! I liked the coloured snow at Christmas too – great fun!

Italy

Scotland

  • National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh – The National Museum of Scotland just has it all: a stunning building, amazing exhibitions, friendly staff, a lovely cafe, a great shop, and the best interests of families and visitors of all ages at heart.
  • Surgeon’s Hall Museums, Edinburgh – Beautifully refurbished and curated.

USA

  • The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA – Amazing permanent collection, accessible and engaging labels/ script/ maps,  and love the artist fellowship program that supports and exhibits emerging contemporary artists.
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI – its flagship exhibition, “Birds in Art,” celebrated joint 40th anniversaries in September 2015. Museum curators and educators created an interactive “opportunity” for visitors to share their Woodson Art Museum and “Birds in Art” memories: With “Birds of a Feather: 40 Years Together,” visitors were invited to add memories to paper birds then clipped (perched) in an interior birch tree “grove” created to hold — and share — the birds/memories with all visitors. The heartfelt, poignant, and personal stories that have been shared have far exceeded expectations.
  • Utah Territorial Statehouse, Fillmore, Utah – This Museum holds personal value to my family as my ancestors assisted in the building. My grandfather was also one of the few that was upstairs in the Legislative Hall with Utah’s founder, Brigham Young.
  • National Cryptologic Museum, Annapolis Junction, MD – I enjoyed two full days going though the presentations and tour with the most knowledgeable docent with actual experience in the work being presented.

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