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exhaustive list of projects awarded in 2022 globally

Every year in December, the Best in Heritage organizers propose a handpicked list of award-winning projects, out of multitude of them. They have all received a prize during that year (preceding the conference at which they will be shown); the final list is then approved by the Advisory Board and partners. That final selection will contain 28 projects in the core programme and 14 projects in the preceding multimedia / new technologies segment IMAGINES


2022 UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize

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  • American University in Cairo | Libraries and Learning Technologies, Rare Books and Special Collection Library


Leading Culture Destinations

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New Culture Destinations Of The Year 2021/2022

  • James Simon Gallery, Berlin, Germany

  • Fotografiska New York, New York City, US

  • Museo Regional De Aysén, Aysén, Chile

  • X Museum, Beijing, China

  • Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, Kuwait City, Kuwait


Digital Destinations of The Year 2021/2022


Best Immersive Museum Experience

  • Les Bassins De Lumières, Bordeaux, France

Best Digital Museum Experience

  • Museum Of Tomorrow, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Climate Smart Award 2021/2022

  • Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia


International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

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Systematic Public Library of the Year Award 2022

  • Missoula Public Library, Missoula, Montana, United States


The Association of Science-Technology Centres

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Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards 2022


Business Practice

  • Museum of the Future, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Visitor Experience

  • Discovery Lab, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

  • Exploratorium, San Francisco, California, United States


International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art - CIMAM 

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Outstanding Museum Practices Award 2022

  • Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes "Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez", Santa Fe, Argentina

  • Kokama museums, Manaos, Amazonia, Brazil

  • MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand



European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2022

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Category Conservation and Adaptive Reuse

  • Aachen Battery, Atlantikwall Raversyde, West-Flanders, Belgium

  • Villa E-1027, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France

  • Monument of Episkopi, Sikinos, Greece

  • Atlungstad Distillery, Ottestad, Norway

  • Convent of the Capuchos, Sintra, Portugal

  • House of Religious Freedom, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Illa del Rei, Menorca, Spain

  • St. Andrew’s Church, Kyiv, Ukraine

Category Research

  • ​Heritage Opportunities/threats within Mega-Events in Europe (HOMEE), Cyprus / Italy / Poland / United Kingdom

  • SILKNOW, France / Germany / Italy / Poland / Slovenia / Spain

  • Heritage Quest, The Netherlands

  • Safeguarding of Sicilian Puppet Theatre, Italy

Category Education, Training and Skills

  • Masters and Apprentices, Finland

  • International Course on Wood Conservation Technology, Norway

  • TISH Jewish Food Festival, Warsaw, Poland

  • Piscu School Museum and Workshop, Romania

  • Sewn Signs, Romania

  • Symphony, Spain

Category Citizens’ Engagement and Awareness-raising

  • Rivers of Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Return to the Sámi Homeland, Finland

  • Swapmuseum, Apulia, Italy

  • Va’ Sentiero, Italy

  • “Lumbardhi Public Again” Project, Prizren, Kosovo **

  • Museum in the Village, Portugal

  • PAX-Patios de la Axerquía, Córdoba, Spain

  • Wikipedra, Spain

  • World Vyshyvanka Day, Ukraine

Heritage Champions

  • La Paranza Cooperative, Naples, Italy

Heritage achievement from a European country not taking part in the EU Creative Europe programme:

  • Kenan Yavuz Ethnography Museum, Bayburt, Turkey


European Museum Forum

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European Museum of The Year 2022

  • Museum of the Mind, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Council of Europe Museum Prize 2022

  • Nano Nagle Place, Cork, Ireland

Silletto Prize for Community Participation and Engagement 2022

  • Museum of Footwear and Industry, Inca, Spain

Portimão Museum Prize for Welcoming, Inclusion and Belonging 2022

  • University Museum of Bergen, Natural History, Norway

The Meyvaert Museum Prize for Environmental Sustainability 2022

  • Holmegaard Værk, Denmark


European Museum Academy

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​​Luigi Micheletti Award 2022

  • Woodcarving Museum, Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

DASA Award 2022

  • Hans Christian Andersen House, Odense, Denmark

Art Museum Award 2022

  • Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland


Art Fund Prize

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Museum of the Year 2022

  • Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, United Kingdom


Museums + Heritage Awards

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Sustainable Project Of The Year 2022

  • Discovering42 CIC Reimagining Reality


Visitor Welcome Award 2022

  • History of Science Museum, University of Oxford | History of Science Museum Front of House Team


Cafe or Restaurant of the Year 2022

  • Manchester Jewish Museum | Manchester Jewish Museum Café


Best Use Of Digital – International 2022

  • DMW Creative / The Irish National Stud Company | Ireland Irish Racehorse Experience


Best Use Of Digital – UK 2022

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission | War Graves Week


Fundraisers Of The Year 2022

  • Fashion Museum Bath | Buy a Bag Campaign


Community Engagement Programme of the Year 2022

  • York Archaeological Trust | Archaeology on Prescription


International Exhibition Of The Year 2022

  • Casa Batlló | Casa Batlló Immersive Experience, Spain


Learning Programme of the Year 2022

  • Foundling Museum | Tracing Our Tales


​Partnership Of The Year 2022

  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History Meat the Future | A partnership to feed minds and bodies


Restoration Or Conservation Project Of The Year 2022

  • The Churches Conservation Trust in partnership with Mosedale Gillatt Architects and Historic Properties Restoration Ltd | Turning a dream into a reality - restoring 1719, Sunderland

Shop Of The Year 2022

  • Beamish, The Living Museum of the North 1900s Town Market Stalls at Beamish | The Living Museum of the North


Volunteers of the Year 2022

  • Cleveland Pools Volunteer | Team Cleveland Pools Trust


​Exhibition Of The Year 2022

  • Imperial War Museums | Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries


Temporary or Touring Exhibition of the year (>£80,000)

  • Colchester + Ipswich Museums | Power of Stories


Temporary or Touring Exhibition of the year (<£80,000)

  • Museum of Homelessness Secret Museum


​Marketing + Communications Campaigns of the year 2022

  • Kiplin Hall and Gardens Kiplin goes local

  • Imperial War Museums | IWM London's Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries


Family Friendly Museum Awards 2022

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Family Friendly Museum & Best Small Museum

  • National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield

Best Medium Museum

  • Museum of Making, Derby

Best Large Museum

  • National Maritime Museum, London

Best Accessible Museum

  • Experience Barnsley

Best Family Engagement Team

  • PK Porthcurno, Cornwall


Hands on! International Association for Children in Museums

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​Children in Museums Award 2022

  • Kindermuseum Creaviva, Bern, Switzerland

  • Leeds Museums & Galleries, Leeds , UK


VriendenLoterij Museumprijs 2022

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  • Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Associação Portuguesa de Museologia

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  • to be announced




Swedish Museum Association / ICOM Sweden

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Museum of the Year 2022

  • Nationalmuseum, Stockholm


Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport Austria

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Österreichische Museumspreis 2022

  • Jewish Museum Hohenem


Finnish Museums Association & ICOM Finland

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Museum of the Year 2022

  • The Police Museum, Tampere, Finland



Estonian Museum Awards 2022

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  • to be announced


Norwegian Museum Association

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Norwegian Museum Of The Year 2022

  • ​Valdresmusea, Fagernes


Museums Association United Kingdom

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Best Small Museum Project 2022

  • Queer Britain | We Are Queer Britain!


Best Museums Change Lives Project 202

  • The Whitworth, The University of Manchester | Still Parents: Life after Baby Loss

Reimagining the Museum Award 2022

  • The Hunterian, University of Glasgow – Curating Discomfort

Radical Changemaker Award 2022

  • Elma Glasgow | Aspire Black Suffolk


Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2022

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Cooperation between Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites, in relation to the

‘ReInHerit’ Horizon2020 Coordination and Support Action
1st Prize

  • The 5 Senses Open-air Museum of Sciacca in Sicily, by Cooperativa di Comunità Identità e Bellezza, Italy

2nd Prize

  • “The Routes of the Frankopans” Cultural-tourist route, by Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia 

3rd Prize

  • Drywall heritage and sustainable cultural tourism at Baška valley, by Tourist Board of the Baška Municipality, Croatia

Medieval Heritage and Archaeology

(supported by EAA – European Association of Archaeologists)
1st Prize

  • Rauna Medieval Castle – Preservation, Research and Promotion, by Department of the Culture and tourism in Smiltene region, Latvia

Digitalisation in Sustainable Cultural Tourism, towards Smart Destinations
1st Prize

  • Winter Island Bornholm – Creating a Smart Travel Destination, by Destination Bornholm ApS, Denmark

2nd Prize

  • Oradea Life Nouveau Campaign, by Oradea Destination Management Organisation – Visit Oradea, Romania

Joint 3rd Prize

  • Digitalisation of Jože Plečnik's Cultural Heritage in Ljubljana, by Ljubljana Tourism, Slovenia

  • Nhancing Tourist ExpeRience in CYprus, by Frederick Research Centre/Frederick University, CyprusEnterCY: E

Transnational Thematic Tourism Products, including European Cultural Routes (involving at least two countries)
Joint 1st Prize

  • Kvarner Maritime Heritage for Sustainable Tourism in Croatia, Italy and Slovenia, by Kvarner Region Tourist Board, Croatia

  • on (EGTC) “In the footsteps of St Paul, the Apostle of the nations” – Cultural Route, based in Greece

  • Development of “Saint Paul’s footsteps European Cultural Route” in Cyprus, Greece and Italy, by European Grouping of Territorial Cooperati

Promoting European Heritage to Young Visitors and Travellers (in the framework of the ‘European Year of Youth 2022’)
1st Prize

  • Vučedol Culture Museum, by Vukovar – Srijem county, Croatia

2nd Prize

  • Living museums – Eduard Štrorch Museum, by Turistická oblast Mělnicko-Kokořínsko, Czech Republic


Collections Trust Award 2022

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  • to be announced



Asia & Pacific
asia & pacific

Chinese Museums Association

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Most Innovative Museums in China Award 2022

  • Zhejiang Provincial Museum (Zhejiang Memorial Museum of Revolutionary

  • Anhui Museum

  • Panlong City Site Museum


2022 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

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Award of Excellence

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, Mumbai, India 

Award of Distinction

  • Stepwells of Golconda, Hyderabad, India

  • Zarch Qanat, Yazd, Iran 

  • Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok, Thailand 

Award of Merit

  • Topdara Stupa, Charikar, Afghanistan 

  • Nantian Buddhist Temple, Fujian, China 

  • Domakonda Fort, Telangana, India 

  • Byculla Station, Mumbai, India 

  • Sadoughi House, Yazd, Iran 

  • 25 Chivas in Kathmandu, Nepal 


Special Recognition for Sustainable Development

  • West Guizhou Lilong Neighborhood, Shanghai, China 

Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts

  • M30 Integrated Infrastructure for Power Supply and Waste Collection, Macao SAR, China

  • Xiaoxihu Block, Nanjing, China


Japanese Association of Museums Award 2022

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  • Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture 


2022 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA)

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Projects: Organisations with Paid Staff

  • Cooktown Museum, National Trust of Australia Queensland | Reimagining James Cook Museum in partnership with Relative Creative

  • Noosa Regional Gallery | Floating Land: at the edge of ideas


Projects: Organisations Volunteer Run                

  • North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah | Getting Equal: Australia’s First Successful Aboriginal Wages Case


Engagement: Organisations with Paid Staff                 

  • Logan Art Gallery | My story: the unbroken spirit of the Kalkadoons (Kalkadunga)


Sustainability: Organisations with Paid Staff           

  • The University of Queensland Art Museum | Carbon Neutral Certification for the “Oceanic Thinking” exhibition


2022 Victorian Museum Awards

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The Archival Survival Award for volunteer-run organisation

  • Yarra Ranges Heritage Network for Power and the People: 150 Years of Local Government exhibition


The Archival Survival Award for small organisations

  • Golden Dragon Museum for Loong Conservation Project


The AMaGA Victoria Award for medium organisation

  • Shrine of Remembrance for 'Lust, Love, Loss: Australian stories of wartime relationships’ special exhibition.

The AMaGA Victoria Award for large organisation

  • Museums Victoria - Safe Management of Hazardous Substances at Museums Victoria 


The Victorian Collections Award for Excellence for organisations with volunteer staff

  • Kew Historical Society


The Victorian Collections Award for Excellence for organisations with paid staff

  • The Beechworth Burke Museum


The Victorian Collections Award for Excellence for war heritage organisation

  • Melbourne Legacy 


The Victorian Collections Award for Excellence for gallery and civic art collection

  • Federation University Australia Art Collection


2022 New Zealand Museum Awards

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  • to be announced


IMAGinE Awards 2022

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Exhibition Projects – Galleries

  • Fairfield City Museum & Gallery | In the fibre of her being


  • Ngununggula | Retford Park Southern Highlands Regional Gallery | Land Abounds


  • Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre | Jamming with Strangers


Exhibition Projects – Museums

  • McCrossin’s Mill Museum | Spaces Make Lace


  • Old Dubbo Gaol Museum | The Gallows Gallery – Old Dubbo Gaol Museum Upgrade Stage 1


  • Powerhouse Museum (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences) | Eucalyptusdom

Engagement Programs

  • Woodford Academy | Artist in Residence: Yvette Hamilton ‘Space, Time, Light’


  • Fairfield City Museum & Gallery | Spinoff: a safe place for dangerous ideas


  • Murray Art Museum Albury MAMA | TABLE

Innovation & Resilience​

Projects with a budget of $10,000 or less

  • Lismore Regional Gallery | Collage Club

Projects with a budget of between $10,001 and $100,000

  • Anzac Memorial | Anzac Memorial Veteran Artist in Residence

Projects with a budget of $100,00 or greater

  • Mudgee Arts Precinct | Construction and delivery of Mudgee Arts Precinct to the community


 Imagination Award

  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery | Celebrating art + architecture + Country



2022 Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA)

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​National Winner 2022 MAGNA

  • Unsettled | Australian Museum​

Interpretation or Learning Initiative

Level 2 

  • Learning Programs at WA Museum Boola Bardip | WA Museum

Level 3 

  • WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait | Newcastle Art Gallery



Level 2

  • The Invisible Revealed | The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Indigenous Project

Level 1

  • REFLECT - the light and shade of a long story | MOD.

Level 3

  • WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait | Newcastle Art Gallery

Permanent Exhibition Or Gallery Fitout

Level 2 

  • Kurru Kari (Turning Circle) | MOD.

Level 4 

  • Ancient Landscapes Gallery | Dubbo Regional Council - Wellington Caves

with Thylacine Design

Temporary or Travelling Exhibition

Level 1

  • Number Please! | Wireless Hill Museum with Creative Spaces

Level 2

  • SOUL fury | Bendigo Art Gallery

  • ​​Shadow Boxer | Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Level 3

  • WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait | Newcastle Art Gallery

Level 4 and National winner

  • Unsettled | Australian Museum


ICCROM-Sharjah Awards 2022

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Grand Prize 2022

  • to be announced


2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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  • Argo Contemporary Art Museum and Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran

  • Renovation of Niemeyer Guest House, Tripoli, Lebanon


north america

American Alliance of Museums

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  • to be announced


Institute of Museum and Library Services

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National Medals for Museum and Library Service 2022


  • The Amistad Research Center (New Orleans, LA)

  • St. Louis County Library (St. Louis, MO)

  • Wilmington Institute Free Library (Wilmington, DE)



  • Asheville Art Museum (Asheville, NC)

  • Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (Seattle, WA)

  • Oakland Museum of California (Oakland, CA)​


The Society for the History of Technology

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Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2022

  • Science History Institute | Downstream, Philadelphia, United States


Canadian Museums Association Awards 2022

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CMA Awards of Outstanding Achievement

Audience Outreach

  • ​Art Gallery of Nova Scotia | Autism Arts


  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park | Renovated Interpretive Centre and expansion project

  • Museum of Vancouver | A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia

  • Musée des métiers d’art du Québec (MUMAQ) | Meaningful Objects: A History of Craft in Quebec


  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection | Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment

  • Ève Lamoureux | Cultural mediation, Museums and Diverse Audiences: Guide for an Inclusive Experience

Social Impact

  • Winnipeg Art Gallery | Qaumajuq (Inuit Art Centre)

Stewardship of Collections

  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Qaumajuq | Artworks Renaming Initiative, Phase 


2022 Governor General’s History Awards Canada

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  • The McCord Stewart Museum | Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience

  • Sur les traces de Dubuc (In the Footsteps of Dubuc) 

  • Live Our Heritage / Vivre notre héritage


Multimedia & New Technologies
multimedia and new technologies

AVICOM F@IMP Awards 2021-2022

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Grand Prize - Claude Nicole Hocqard prize of AVICOM

  • Revivendo Memórias | Museu do Futebol, Brazil

Special Prize

  • Rewind - 10 years at the Diocesan Museum of Monreale | Museo Diocesano di Monreale, Italy

  • The Digital Transformation during a epidemic lock-down | Museum of Tomorrow, Brazil

Augmented and virtual reality

  • National Ainu Museum Virtual Tour | National Ainu Museum, Japan


  • The archaeological area “I Pini” of Sirolo-Numana | Ente Parco del Conero, Italy


  • Crazy Museum | National Museum of History, Taiwan

Creative and interpretive exhibition installation


  • Creative and Digital Exhibition Installations in the Hungarian Open Air Museum's new Transylvanian Building Complex | Hungarian Open Air Museum, Hungary


  • Anna Édes / Kosztolányi 360 | Petőfi Literary Museum, Hungary


  • Science Museum TV | National Science Museum of Korea, South Korea



  • Visiting the Palace Museum on the Cloud | The Palace Museum, China


  • Directorio Latinoamericano de Museos y Parques | Fundación ILAM, Costa Rica


  • Virtual Orkney North Isles | Open Virtual Worlds, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Education & outreach

  • Sebastiano Luciani called del Piombo. Madonna with a Veil. Origin of Painting | Olomouc Museum of Art, Czech Republic


  • Las aventuras de Garabato (Garabato's adventures) | Museo de Arte de El Salvador (Museo MARTE), El Salvador


  • Dunhuang Fairy and Friends | Dunhuang Academy, China


Medium Film

  • Entre Dones, Oficios y Saberes | Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida, Mexico


  • "Children" of Premysl Pitter | The National Pedagogical Museum and Library of J. A. Comenius, Czech Republic


  • The Mill of Velecky family A. D. 1756 | Museum of J. A. Comenius in Uherský Brod, Czech Republic

Short Film

  • The Trude Sojka House Museum | Casa Museo Trude Sojka, Ecuador


  • Ethno-Zoom | Museum of Ethnography Hungary


  • Simple  Object | Jondishapour Museum of Trade History, Iran


Museums and the Web Awards 2022

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  • to be announced


2022 MUSE Awards

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  • to be 



International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

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Keck Award 2022

  • Game Jam | National Coordination for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (CNCPC), Mexico



2022 Webby Awards

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Apps and Software / Best Use of Augmented Reality 2022

  • Anne Frank House | The Bookcase For Tolerance


Virtual & Remote / Best Installation or Experience 2022 / Webby Winner

  • MLKonMLK


Virtual & Remote / Arts & Culture 2022 / Webby and People's voice winner

  • Museum of Contemporary Emotions


Social / Best Content Series 2022

  • MoMA Photo Club


Social / Education & Discovery (Video) 2022

  • Black History in Two Minutes (or so)


Websites and Mobile Sites / Cultural Institutions 2022

  • The Director's Choice | The National Gallery


Websites and Mobile Sites / Architecture, Art & Design 2022 / Webby and People's choice winner

  • Getty | Getty Presents: Mesopotamia


Heritage in Motion Awards 2022

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  • to be announced


Museums Australia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards (MAPDA) 2022

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Level B

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales | Matisse audio experience

  • Designer: Art Gallery of New South Wales with Art Processors


Level A


  • Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū  | Bill Hammond: Across the Evening Sky        

Children's book

Level A

  • Te Papa | Why is That Spider Dancing? The Amazing Arachnids of Aotearoa 

Level B

  • Museums Victoria | Saving Seal        

Digital Learning Experience

Level A

  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery | Create a Soft Sculpture        

Level B

  • Australian Museum | How we are Unsettled: Unit of work      

Exhibition Branding Package
Level A

  • Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū | Te Puna Waiora: The Distinguished Weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi        


Level A


  • National Wool Museum | The History of Quilting in Four Minutes

Level B

  • Museums Victoria | Have you noticed the seasons changing lately? (July edition)        


Level A

  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery | Maitland Regional Art Gallery      

Institution Website

Level A

  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery Website        

Level B


  • National Gallery of Australia 

Program Website

Level B

  • National Gallery of Australia | 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony        

Virtual Tour or Exhibition

Level A

  • MOD. | UP CLOSE online exhibition        

  • National Wool Museum | Necessity: Waggas And The Art Of Making Do        

Level B

  • NSW Department of Education - The Arts Unit | ARTEXPRESS Virtual 2021        


Museums in Short Award 2022

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  • Božidar Jakac Art Museum | Vladimir Makuc, Man Who Loved Birds


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