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NMWA Wins Prestigious Media and Technology Award for #5WomenArtists Campaign

May 18 2017

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a 2017 MUSE Award for the entry “Can You Name #5WomenArtists? A Viral Campaign for Women’s History Month.”

NMWA was presented with the top prize, the Gold MUSE Award, in the Digital Communities category during a reception on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the 2017 American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. There to receive the award was Stacy Meteer, NMWA’s Communications and Marketing Manager, along with Emily Haight, Digital Editorial Assistant, Mara Kurlandsky, Project Coordinator for Digital Engagement and Amy Mannarino, Director of Communications and Marketing. This award recognizes NMWA’s high achievement in the application of media and technology to Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum (GLAM) programs.

The MUSE Awards competition received more than 200 applications from a wide variety of institutions in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. This year’s entries included videos and films, interactive kiosks and installations, virtual reality experiences, applications and APIs, digital communities, websites, audio tours and more. Over 90 GLAM professionals from across the globe participated as jurors in the process of reviewing and scoring entries. Winning programs were expected to demonstrate outstanding achievement in their content, interface, design, technical merit, innovation, utility and appeal.

“It is an honor and a privilege for the Media & Technology Professional Network to host the 28th annual MUSE Awards,” said Neal Johnson, Chair, AAM Media & Technology Professional Network. “The quality of this year’s entries demonstrates an ever increasing sophistication in the way GLAM’s are leveraging both traditional and cutting edge technologies in service to their public audiences.”

“We are thrilled to receive this honor and recognition from the American Alliance of Museums for our #5WomenArtists campaign,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “Thank you to the MUSE jurors and a special thank you to all who joined us in our #5WomenArtists initiative. By sparking conversations around the globe on gender parity in the arts, we are working together to increase awareness of and promote positive action on this important issue.”

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National Museum of Women in the Arts