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American Alliance of Museums Announces 2013 MUSE Award Winners

ABOVE - History Colorado Time Machine; TOP - Shop Life, Tenement Museum
ABOVE – History Colorado Time Machine; TOP – Shop Life, Tenement Museum

Baltimore, MD, USA (May 21, 2013) — Recognizing outstanding achievement in museum media, the international AAM Media & Technology Committee presented the 25th annual MUSE Awards on May 19. Presented to institutions or independent producers which use digital media to enhance the museum experience and engage audiences, the MUSE Awards celebrate community, innovation, creativity, and education.  Here are the winners:

Applications & APIs: 
Gold – Cooper-Hewitt Collection Alpha
Silver – Verso, MIA
Bronze – Observe to Learn, Lincoln Park Zoo
Honorable Mention – The Visions of Tondal, Getty Publications

Digital Communities:
Gold – ArtBabble Redesign, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Silver – Young People’s Ofrendas, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Bronze – My History Museum, Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation

Games & Augmented Reality:
Gold – Code Fred: Survival Mode, Museum of Science and Industry
Silver – It’s a Big World: Globetrotting, National Palace Museum
Bronze – Murder at the Met: An American Art Mystery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Honorable Mention – Dunk the Anchor, Newseum

Interpretive Interactive Installations:
Gold – Gallery One, Cleveland Museum of Art
Silver – Web Lab, Science Museum, London
Bronze – Maya 2012, Bluecadet and U Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Honorable Mention – Wearing Many Hats – Peabody Essex Museum

Online Presence:
Gold – 82nd & Fifth, The Metropolis Museum of Art
Silver – Centruy of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000, The Museum of Modern Art
Bronze – Idigenous | Out of the Wild with A. Bitterman, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Honorable Mention – La Invencion Concreta, Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Public Outreach:
Gold – DMA Friends, Dallas Museum of Art
Silver – Waves of Migration, Australian National Maritime Museum
Bronze – Pacific Standard Time Presents, J. Paul Getty Trust

Honeysett & Din Student Award:
Gold – Paper Moon E-catalogue, Zukerman Museum of Art
Honorable Mention – ARTknot, Flor/Lentz

Audio Tours & Podcasts:
Gold – Walking Cinema: Posts from Gloucester, Maritime Gloucester and Untravel Media
Silver – Riddle of the Room family, Barnes Foundation
Bronze – The History Explorer, National Museum of American History

Education and Outreach:
Gold – MoMA Learning, Museum of Modern Art
Silver – Earthquake iTunes U Course, California Academy of Sciences
Bronze – National Museum of Mathematics
Honorable Mention – Studio Play, Cleveland Museum of Art
Honorable Mention – Return to Mars, The Exploratorium

Interactive Kiosks:
Gold – Sculpture Lens, Cleveland Museum of Art
Silver – Maya 2012 – U of Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Bronze – Chinese Scroll Interactive, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Honorable Mention – History Colorado Time Machines, History Colorado Center
Honorable Mention – Sue the TRex Skeleton Puzzle, Bluecadet and The Field Museum

Mobile Applications: 
Gold – Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes, GuideOne and Smithsonian
Silver – Sound Uncovered, Exploratorium
Bronze – ArtLens, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Honorable Mention – Creatures of Light, American Museum of Natural History

Multimedia Installations:
Gold – Shop Life, Potion and Tenement Museum
Silver – The Universe, A Walk Through Space and Time, Adler Planetarium
Bronze – The Great Seattle Fire, WEATHERHEAD Experience Design Group, Inc. and Museum of History and Industry
Honorable Mention – Welcome Home, Local Projects LLC and National Building Museum
Honorable Mention – Sports Run Exhibit, 900lbs of Creative and Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Video & Film:
Gold – Science in the City, Exploratorium
Silver – A Passion for Birds, Angle Park, Inc. and The Field Museum
Bronze – New York Story, Donna Lawrence Productions and New York Historical Society
Honorable Mention – Woodcuts, Museum of Art and Design

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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