Wednesday, October 20, 2021

AAM Muse Awards (Atlanta, 4/26) recognize technological, digital and creative achievement

InPark Magazine is in Atlanta at the America Alliance of Museums (AAM) 2015 conference and MuseumExpo. Visit us in booth #1115 to say hello and pick up a copy of our Museum issue! Martin Palicki and Judith Rubin are there.

Judith attended the annual Muse Awards, presented by the AAM Media & Technology Board. Here are all the categories and winners.

Photo at top: Skin and Bones is an augmented reality app that brings a new experience to the oldest exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – the Bone Hall.

Applications & APIs

Bronze – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago: 4 Stories Issue 1

Silver – National September 11 Memorial Museum: Timescape

Gold – Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Enterprise content management system

Audio Tours & Podcasts

Honorable Mention – National September 11 Memorial Museum: Witnessing History Tour audio guide

Bronze – Phillips Collection: Contemplations audio tour

Silver – Peabody Essex Museum: PEMcast

Gold – RISD Museum Channel audio tour

Digital Communities

Bronze – Royal Ontario Museum #FNLROM (Friday Night Live ROM)

Silver – Public Catalogue Foundation “Art Detective” smart catalog

Gold – SF MOMA “Play Artfully”

Education & Outreach

Honorable Mention – Metropolitan Museum of Art “One Met. Many Worlds.”

Bronze – Smithsonian Museum of Natural History “Smithsonian Science How” webcasts

Silver – Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House “Learning TRAILS”

Gold – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art “Museum Mash Up: American Identity through the Arts”

Games & Augmented Reality

Bronze – Canadian Museum for Human Rights “Actions Count” interactive game table

Silver – Canadian Museum for Human Rights “Lights of Inclusion” floor game

Gold – Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History “Skin & Bones” augmented reality

Interpretive Interactive Installations

Honorable Mention – National September 11 Memorial Museum: Reflecting on 911 and Recording Studio

Honorable Mention – National Palace Museum: Children’s NPM digital playground

Bronze – College Football Hall of Fame “All Access”

Silver – National Center for Civil & Human Rights: Binaural Lunch Counter interactive

Gold – Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum: The New Cooper-Hewitt

Mobile Apps

Bronze – Museum Victoria & partners: Making Australia Field Guides Mobile

Silver – Peabody Essex Museum: Turner’s Apothecary Mood-o-Meter

Gold – Canadian Museum for Human Rights mobile app

Multimedia Installations

Honorable Mention – National September 11 Memorial Museum: Listening Alcoves

Bronze – Field Museum Biomechanics Heat Theater

Silver – Norsk Teknisk Museum: TWG Techno & Democracy

Gold – The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Online Presence

Bronze – Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum: Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extravehicular Activity

Silver – Indianapolis Museum of Art: Online collection

Gold – Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: TheStoryofTexas.com

OPEN – spreading museum information through the public domain

Bronze – Europeana Foundation: Fashion Edit-a-Thons

Silver – Wikimedia UK & British Library: Mapping the Maps

Gold – Europeana Foundation: GLAMwiki Toolset

Public Outreach

Bronze – Ohio History Connection: Your Tax Return Can Make History

Silver – Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Q?rius School Programs

Gold – SF MOMA: Where Art Can Take You

Video, Film & Computer Animation

Honorable Mention – Treblinka Museum “Treblinka”

Honorable Mention – National Museum Warsaw: Faras 3D

Bronze – J Paul Getty Museum: The Making of a Roman Silver Cup

Silver – Field Museum: How We Learned to Fly Like the Birds

Gold – Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum: “The Design Dictionary”

Interactive Kiosks

Honorable Mention – Elmhurst Historical Museum: Elmhurst History in Time & Space

Honorable Mention – National Museum of the Great Lakes: “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”

Bronze – Liberty Science Center: Beyond Rubik’s Cube Tesselation Table

Silver – National September 11 Memorial Museum: Beam Signing interactive

Gold – Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Responsibility Theater

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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