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NATIONAL WINNER

 

Museum Victoria
First Peoples

A rich and visually strong gallery integrating consultatively-developed themes, presentations and engagement of a broad public.

 

INTERPRETATION, LEARNING & AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Level 1

WINNER

Chinese Museum
Language, A Key to Survival: Cantonese-English Phrasebooks in Australia

This is a beautifully conceived and crafted program using a set of digitised 19thC Cantonese phrase books to focus interest on the often very difficult personal experiences of Chinese gold miners in Australia. The Museum worked closely with the contemporary Chinese community to bring out the deep human interest once hidden from public view in these very fragile
documents.

 
   
HIGHLY COMMENDED

Australian Museum
The Art of Science: butterfly and mother paintings by the Scott sisters - mobile exhibition app

Well designed app with wide community appeal based on 19thC water-colour drawings of NSW butterflies and moths: lovely way to broaden the Museum’s audience and deepen public knowledge about the depth and relevance of their collections

Barking Spider Visual Theatre and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Antarctic Gaze: TMAG Residency

Rich and engaging holiday art and museum theatre program (developed and delivered by Barking Spider) bringing TMAG's new Antarctic exhibition to life, especially for children.

 
   

Level 2

WINNER

National Gallery of Australia
Gold and the Incas

Wonderfully lively program of events and activities designed to engage and inform the community about the exhibition in enriching and satisfying ways, bringing the Inca exhibition to life for gallery visitors of all ages and levels of interest.

 
   
HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Dax Centre
The Emotional World of Children

Carefully considered exhibition and set of multimedia resources constructed from part of the Dax collection of sick children’s drawings designed to inform and enrich professional understanding of children’s development.

National Capital Authority
Brick by Brick: Build Your Own Capital

Creative program developed for the Centenary of Canberra using Lego designed to encourage appreciation of Canberra’s significant design features

 

INDIGENOUS PROJECT OR KEEPING PLACE

Level 2

WINNER  

Cherbourg Historical Society Group
The Ration Shed Museum

A wonderfully rich project reviewing important Indigenous history and changing perceptions and awareness in Cherbourg.

 
   
HIGHLY COMMENDED  

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Gordon Hookey: Kangaroo Crew

An excellent project embedded in the children's learning centre. Strong visual design and connection with the artist.

 
  

PERMANENT EXHIBITION OR GALLERY FITOUT

Level 1

WINNER  

Carnamah Historical Society
Virtual Museum: to be known and distinguished as Carnamah

A small society with an innovative solution to extending their audience and sharing a larger proportion of their collection with the community. The website is very create with excellent production values and interpretive images and narratives. A lovely model for historical societies as to how to use their collection and reach audiences.

 
   
HIGHLY COMMENDED  

Bay Discovery Centre
Meet me at Bathing Box 20

A nice presentation for a local community.

National Archives of Australia
Banned

Very thorough realisation of the theme by a major national institution. Innovative presentation and design in a limited space.

 
   

Level 3

WINNER  

Museum of Brisbane
The River: A History of Brisbane

A simple but effective design solution in a limited space. Nice use of interactivity and community involvement for engaging audiences with social history.

 
   

Level 4

WINNER  

Museum Victoria
First Peoples

A rich and visually strong gallery integrating consultatively developed
themes, presentations and engagement of a broad public.

 
   
HIGHLY COMMENDED  

Islamic Museum of Australia
Islamic Museum of Australia

An important new museum which sensitively interconnects Australia's Muslim heritage with strong interpretive themes.

 

EXHIBITION - TEMPORARY/TRAVELLING

Level 1

WINNER  

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Opportunity Shop

An imaginative and engaging exhibition with strong local community appeal and an outstanding array of beautifully designed support materials.

 
   
WINNER  

Banyule City Council
Home - Reframing Craft and Domesticity

Excellent project concept and development with admirable and inventive connection with the community. A considerable amount achieved and professionally delivered on a modest budget.

 
   
HIGHLY COMMENDED  
RMIT Gallery
Sound Bites City: The inaugural exhibition of the RMIT University Sound Art Collection
 
   

Level 2

WINNER  

Macquarie University Art Gallery
Affinities: 7 Museums, 50 Objects

A well executed and conceptually very strong collaborative project presenting interesting new research in a way that's outside the mainstream.

 
   
HIGHLY COMMENDED  

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Brick by Brick

Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing: From book to film

RMIT Gallery
Music, Melbourne + Me: 40 years of Mushroom and Melbourne's Popular Museum Culture

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Fiona Hall: Big Game Hunting

 
   

Level 3

WINNER  

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth

Visually stunning exhibition on a very large scale with lovely programming and education features. Superb production quality. Nice engagement with the Asia-Pacific region.

 
   
HIGHLY COMMENDED  

Australian War Memorial
Anzac Voices

National Gallery of Australia
Bodywork: Australian Jewellery 1970-2012

 
   

Level 4

WINNER  

Australian Museum
Tyrannosaurs

Very strong curriculum connections and public learning, nicely incorporated into the project. Diverse technological integration and development of interactive components, from an app to animations. Extremely well received by the public with great app downloads and visitation numbers.

 

 

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