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Ten Exhibitions Garner Awards from American Alliance of Museums

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May 11, 2017

ARLINGTON, VA – Ten museum exhibitions have gained accolades in the 29th annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition, presented by the American Alliance of Museums, the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community. Top exhibitions included:

Overall Award Winner:

Special Achievement:

Honorable Mention:

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Read more about the winning exhibits [RELINK].

“It is exciting to see the level of ingenuity, content, design and innovation in the exhibits that are being developed by museums and cultural organizations around the globe,” said Stacey Swigart, curator of collections at Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, who served as the competition coordinator. “The entries were received from a cross-section of just about every type of museum discipline with a really wide range of budgets and staffing. Each submission really shows an institutional commitment to create experiences that are informative, beautiful, inclusive, as well as push boundaries.”

The awards were presented in a ceremony May 8 at the AAM 2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo in St. Louis.

Awards are sponsored by four of AAM’s Professional Networks including the Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE), Curators Committee (CurCom), Education Committee (EdCom) and National Association of Museum Exhibition (NAME).

Read more about the standards for excellence in exhibitions.

About the American Alliance of Museums

The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. Representing more than 35,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners serving the museum field, the Alliance stands for the broad scope of the museum community.  For more information, visit


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