[Humanist] 29.604 award for museum exhibits

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Jan 8 07:56:07 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 604.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 07:19:35 +0100
        From: Johannes-Geert Hagmann <j.hagmann at DEUTSCHES-MUSEUM.DE>
        Subject: SHOT Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits EXTENDED DEADLINE 15 January 2016
        In-Reply-To: <565D84D5.9010104 at deutsches-museum.de>

The Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits was established in
1985, through the generosity of Bern Dibner, to recognize excellence
in museums and museum exhibits that interpret the history of
technology, industry, and engineering to the general public. Winning
exhibits, in addition to being well designed and produced, should
raise pertinent historical issues. Artifacts and images should be used
in a manner that interests, teaches, and stimulates both the general
public and historians. The award consists of a plaque and up to $1,000
to cover expenses for a member of the design team to accept the award
at the SHOT awards banquet.

Exhibits are eligible for this award if they have been open to the
public for no more than 24 months before the deadline for nominations.
The Society especially encourages nominations from local and regional
historical societies. Virtual exhibits are not eligible for the award.

Anyone, including the institution or individual responsible for its
creation, may nominate an exhibit for the Dibner Award, using the
nomination form available here as a PDF or Word document. The
completed nomination form should be e-mailed to each member of the
Dibner Committee. For the 2016 prize, the extended deadline is 15 
January 2016,
except in the case of traveling and short-term exhibits that close
before that date; in those cases, nominators must submit their
documents to the committee at least two months in advance of the
exhibit's closing date. Nomination documents may not under any
circumstances exceed 1 MB or contain anything other than text and
static images.

After reviewing nominations, the committee will choose a short list
of finalists, giving sole consideration to the evaluation documents
submitted. The committee will then arrange for a "live" reviewer to
visit each of the short-listed exhibits and write a report. Normally
the chair will draw upon recommendations for live reviewers made by
the nominator in the nomination document, although s/he may use
her/his judgment to assign alternative reviewers as needed, including
members of the committee.

For more information, please contact the committee chair or David
Lucsko, SHOT Secretary, shotsec at auburn.edu.


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