BPI and The Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a 2018 MUSE Award for the programs of The Color of Being/El Color del Ser: DOROTHY HOOD (1918-2000).
The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) was presented with the Bronze MUSE Award in the category of “Interpretive Interactive Installations” during a ceremony and champagne reception held at the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona last month. There to receive the award were Joe Schenk, AMST Director, Sara Morgan, AMST Assistant Director, and Bob Noll, Chief Creative Officer at Boston Productions Inc., who worked with the Museum on the technology. This award celebrates the Art Museum of South Texas’ achievement “In Recognition of the Highest Standards of Excellence in the Use of Media and Technology for Interpretive Interactive Installations”.
The MUSE Awards competition received over 200 entries 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, interpretive interactive installations, mobile applications, audio experiences and podcasts, digital communities, online resources, educational programs, student projects, and more.
Over 90 GLAM (gallery, library, archive and museum) professionals from across the world participated as jurors in the process of reviewing and selecting the winners. Winning entries were expected to demonstrate outstanding achievement in their content, design, interface, technical merit, accessibility, innovation, and appeal.
“We are proud to be recognized by our peers from around the world for the incredible interactives that were created to enhance the educational experiences for those who visited the Dorothy Hood retrospective exhibition at the Art Museum of South Texas. The Museum’s staff and BPI worked well together to bring Dorothy Hood’s art and career to life through these installations,” commented AMST Director Joe Schenk.
The Art Museum of South Texas’ work in this category was recognized among that of the other winners who were the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, the Lava Centre in Iceland, and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
The MUSE awards competition recognizes outstanding achievement in GLAM media and technology efforts. The competition is an activity of the Media & Technology Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums. “It is an honor and a privilege for the Media & Technology Professional Network to host the MUSE awards, now in its 29th year. The quality of entries has been exceptional, representing the best digital media and technology GLAM projects from around the world,” stated Neal Johnson, Chair of the AAM Media & Technology Professional Network.