2004 Muse Award Winners

Art

Gold: Magical Worlds of Joseph Cornell, American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, DVD ROM

Silver: Visions of Enlightenment: Understanding the Art of Buddhism, Pacific Asia Museum
Web Site: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/buddhism/index.htm

Bronze: Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things, The Museum of Modern Art
Web Site: http://www.moma.org/kikismith

Bronze: Only Skin Deep, International Center of Photography

Honorable Mention: Philip Guston: Retrospective, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Audio CD

Honorable Mention: The Renaissance Connection, Allentown Art Museum
Web Site: http://www.renaissanceconnection.org

Honorable Mention: Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones), Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution
Web Site: http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/loveyearning/

Honorable Mention: Age of the Great Khan, Painting and Calligraphy in the Mongol Yuan Dynasty
National Palace Museum, Web Site: http://www.npm.gov.tw/dm2001/khan

History and Culture

Gold: JFK: Breaking the News, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Video/Film

Gold: Bon Appétit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian, National Museum of American History, Web Site: http://americanhistory.si.edu/juliachild

Silver: Anne Frank: The Writer: An Unfinished Story, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Web Site: http://www.ushmm.org/annefrank

Bronze: Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition, Missouri Historical Society
Web Site: http://www.lewisandclarkexhibit.org

Bronze: Five Friends from Japan, The Children's Museum of Boston and The Capital Children's Museum, Video/Film

Honorable Mention: Freedom Rising, National Constitution Center, Live theater/Video

Honorable Mention: Puoro — Instruments, Puke Ariki, Touch-screen kiosk

Honorable Mention: Flour Tower, Minnesota Historical Society, Immersive documentary ride

Honorable Mention: Market Day, 1750, Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, Video

Science

Gold: COSI Virtual Knee Surgery Web Site, COSI Columbus
Web Site: http://www.edheads.org

Silver: Changing the Face of Medicine Artifact Interactive, National Library of Medicine
Hybrid / Touch Screen Kiosk

Silver: Conservation Central, National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution
Web Site: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/conservationcentral/

Bronze: The Dating Game, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Hybrid/Installation

Bronze: Strange Matter, Ontario Science Centre
Web Site: http://www.strangematterexhibit.com

Promotion of an Institution

Gold: Wild Reef Interactive CD-ROM Press Kit, John G. Shedd Aquarium, CD-ROM

Silver: Warhol and Jackie: Artist and Icon TV Advertisements, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Video/Film

Bronze: National Constitution Center Web Site, National Constitution Center
Web Site: http://www.constitutioncenter.org

Honorable Mention: The Tech Museum Awards Video: Technology Benefiting Humanity
The Tech Museum of Innovation, Video/Film

Collection Database or Reference

Gold: Resources for Learning, American Museum of Natural History

Silver: Convergence of Radiance: Tibet-Chinese Buddhist Scripture Illustrations from the Collection of National Palace Museum, National Palace Museum, CD-ROM

Bronze: Museum Directories—Today at the Museum, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
In-Museum Information Kiosk: http://www.artsmia.org/directories/

Honorable Mention: ARTscape, Peabody Essex Museum

Two-way Communication

Gold: Soldier of Liberty, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Silver: Seminars on Science, American Museum of Natural History
Web Site: http://learn.amnh.org

Honorable Mention: Community Crossing, New York Transit Museum
Web Site: http://www.transitmuseumeducation.org/community.html

Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award

The Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award will be introduced in New Orleans at the 2004 MUSE awards ceremony. Jim Blackaby, a board member of the media and technology committee, passed away last summer. Jim influenced many in the museum world with his innovative work in information services and Internet strategies. Conceived in his memory, this award recognizes a project that exemplifies the power of creative imagination in the use of media and technology — a project that has a powerful effect on its audience, and one that stands above the others in inventiveness and quality. Flour Tower, Minnesota Historical Society, Video