GLAMi Award Finalists

GLAMi Award 2021 Finalists

The first round of finalists was announced on 4/6/21; a second round was added here on 4/14/21. All finalists are listed here. Category winners and Special Jury Award recipients will be honored at the GLAMi session on April 23, 2021. Finalists were chosen based on scoring rubrics developed by the GLAMi Category Chairs.

DESIGN

Digital Museums Canada

Canadian Museum of History
Rebrand and new website with an enhanced user experience.

Explore the Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum
A new online experience that offers new ways for people to browse, search and discover stories of the 1.2m objects in the V&A’s collections.

HMML.org Website Redesign

Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
Collection pages were re-imagined to provide a simpler experience for scholars to learn more about the diversity and richness of HMML’s manuscript, art, and rare book collections.

Ingenium Website Redesign

Ingenium
Redesign of a website for a consortium of Canadian science museums focused on accessibility.

Rijksmuseum Website

Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum’s award-winning website has been totally revamped in 2020, including a new style and visual language and a new Stories platform.

The Lens

Australian Centre for the Moving Image
A free handheld device inspired by the Viewmaster reels of our childhoods. Visitors use it to tap and collect objects and end their visit with a large-scale interactive screen that brings the objects visitors collected to life.

Van Gogh Museum Website

Van Gogh Museum
A new website combining Van Gogh’s color palette with powerful stories full of interactive images, videos, and comparisons… creating one big digital Van Gogh world.

INTERACTIVE AND IMMERSIVE

#everynamecounts

Arolsen Archives – International Center on Nazi Persecution
Crowdsourcing project enables people all over the world to access the information and search the online archive themselves. A living memorial that is growing all the time.

#SonicFriday

National Science and Media Museum – Science Museum Group
Inspired by its world-leading collection of sound technologies, social media users were invited to share memories and stories around their personal relationship with sound culture.

12 Sunsets

J. Paul Getty Trust
Using advanced computational methods such as geocoding and artificial intelligence, users can search across space and time through this vast collection of historic photographs, starting as early as 1965 and up through 2007.

Art Break Live

The Baltimore Museum of Art
A live broadcast series about art that launched in May 2020, roughly two months into lockdown. Archived episodes, as well as corollary materials, serve as resources for teachers and families.

Assyria to America

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Online exhibition representation showcases a variety of new digital approaches to the study of ancient art that the BCMA staff have been deploying across the collections.

Chicago00: 1893 Exposition

Chicago History Museum
An ongoing collaboration between the Chicago History Museum and filmmaker Geoffrey Alan Rhodes to create place-based experiences of the museum’s archive using augmented and virtual reality.

Civil War 1864 VR Experience

American Battlefield Trust
An immersive storytelling VR experience that puts you back in time as you navigate in 360 degrees how it may have looked, felt, and sounded to be a soldier.

Come Aboard! Pirates or Privateers

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
An immersive multimedia experience for 5-12-year olds. Young visitors climb aboard an interactive pirate ship for a 40-minute tour that explores the lives of pirates and privateers in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Escape from the Ballantine House

The Newark Museum of Art
A virtual escape game played in small teams via Zoom is set in Ballantine House, an 1880s mansion that is part of The Newark Museum of Art.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum Renewal

Sydney Living Museums
Personal stories are shared with visitors to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site via an immersive audio experience that utilizes cutting-edge visitor tracking technology.

Introducing Alexander von Humboldt

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Playful and enlightening animated video narrated by Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings.

iThrive Sim: Lives in Balance

Reagan Presidential Library and Museum –
An innovative virtual augmented reality experience, developed in partnership with iThrive Games, as an opportunity to provide meaningful and engaging experiences for museum-based, hybrid, and virtual visitors.

Kei Konei Koe You Are here

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum
An immersive introduction to Tāmaki Makaurau, drawing on the wider themes and stories explored throughout the galleries.

Norton Art+

Norton Museum of Art
A new augmented reality (AR) app that invites visitors to explore creative and educational content around six key contemporary artworks in the museum’s collection.

Planet Word: The World’s First Voice-Activated Museum

Planet Word Museum
In this new museum in Washington, D.C, visitors use their voices to interact with exhibits, while hearing from a diverse cast of leaders, authors, and orators who share what language means to them.

Rarau Mai Living city

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum
Immersive installation uses dynamic data visualisations to show who we are as Aucklanders and the places we inhabit.

Raw Material Mixtape: The Beholder’s Share

San Francisco Museum of Art
Episode: Anselm Kiefer by the Lonely Palette 
The episode looks at the work of Anselm Kiefer, specifically the iconic SFMOMA collection paintings Margarethe and Shulamith, and the Paul Celan poem that inspired the paintings.

Ray Harryhausen: A Multi-platform Experience

The National Galleries of Scotland
In collaboration with Smartify and Playdead, an interactive exhibition that visitors could explore on-site and at home.

MARKETING AND PROMOTION

#19SuffrageStories

Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, and Smithsonian Institution
To mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the Smithsonian, Library of Congress,  and National Archives collaborated to tell stories of suffrage on social media. A set of animated social media GIFs encouraged engagement.

#GettyMuseumChallenge

J. Paul Getty Museum
The Getty invited at-home audiences to recreate their (digitized, downloadable) collection artworks using household items.

#SonicFriday

National Science and Media Museum – Science Museum Group
Inspired by its world-leading collection of sound technologies, social media users were invited to share memories and stories around their personal relationship with sound culture.

Animal Crossing Art Generator

The Getty
Getty developers worked closely with their social media team to promote this experimental project that allows users to bring The Getty’s open access art collections into the Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossings: New Horizons.

Never Been Seen

Science Museum Group
A simple web page that displays random objects with zero page views, allowing users to be the first to view that object online. The project received major media attention and viral success.

Penguin Pierre Digital Campaign

Corning Museum of Glass
A lighthearted social media post during the early days of COVID closure developed into an unexpected, creative, and highly successful integrated campaign.

Time Travel • Hong Kong

Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
An interactive public engagement series dovetailing with our exhibition Hong Kong Impressions, which responds to the revival of local tourism at times of COVID-19.

RESOURCES FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES AND FAMILIES

Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq Video Suite

J. Paul Getty Museum
A suite of three videos about Assyrian art intended to meet the needs of different audience segments: the art enthusiast, the culturally curious, and kids.

Becoming US

National Museum of American History
A new educational website for high school teachers and students to learn immigration and migration history in a more accurate and inclusive way; provides resources that change how migration and immigration are learned.

Burma’s Path to Genocide

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Online exhibition shows how years of escalating exclusion and persecution of the Rohingya at the hands of the Burmese military eventually resulted in genocide.

Canal March

Fundación Juan March
A vast collection of recorded lectures, classical music and jazz concerts, and art documentaries going back to 1975 at Fundación Juan March, a premier cultural center in the center of Madrid.

Duty to Country

Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project
Shares the untold story of two nations—the United States and the Philippines—fighting under one flag. It is a story of imperialism, wartime heroism, and the ongoing struggle for civil rights in America.

Explore the Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum
A new online experience that offers new ways for people to browse, search and discover stories of the 1.2m objects in the V&A’s collections.

Introducing Alexander von Humboldt

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Playful and enlightening animated video narrated by Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings.

Making It Video Series

The Andy Warhol Museum
A series of short films highlighting accessible art making techniques initiated by Warhol Museum educators during lockdown and promoted on social media.

Muslims in Brooklyn

Center for Brooklyn History | The Brooklyn Public Library
A website that harnesses the power of oral history to provide users with access to the stories of Muslims who live and work in Brooklyn, and who come from remarkably diverse communities and experiences.

Preparing for the Oath

National Museum of American History
Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship is a web-based learning tool that supports aspiring citizens’ efforts to prepare for the civics portion of the U.S. naturalization test.

Teachers’ Zone

Canadian Museum of History
A new web initiative aimed at bringing high-quality and relevant primary sources into classrooms across the country.

Women’s Suffrage Stories You May Not Know

American Women’s History Initiative, Smithsonian Institution
A series of eight short, animated videos exploring how women worked together to advocate for voting rights emphasizing the diversity of the suffrage movement.

YIVO Online Museum

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Free resource utilizes the stories and lives of everyday people as a vehicle to tell the larger history of Eastern European Jewry and to share the treasures of the YIVO archive of over 23 million artifacts and a library of 400,000 volumes.

RESOURCES FOR SCHOLARS AND RESEARCHERS

(Im)possible Counter-Archives

Museo Reina Sofia
A broad map of relations and connections that start from the political resignification of Guernica put into effect by different US artist-activist collectives at two specific junctures: the Vietnam War (1955–1975) and Iraq War (2003–2011).

Engineering Historical Memory

Nanyang Technological University Singapore
An ongoing research project that welcomes international and multidisciplinary collaboration to design and test interactive applications for virtual (re)organisation and delivery of historical knowledge in the digital age.

HMML.org Website Redesign

Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
Collection pages were re-imagined to provide a simpler experience for scholars to learn more about the diversity and richness of HMML’s manuscript, art, and rare book collections.

KUrate

Koç University Suna Kıraç Library
Koç University Digital Collections Curation Project – A showcase for cultural heritage collections as well as a platform for partnerships, collaborations, and individuals’ projects.

Virtual UCF Arboretum

University of Central Florida
An immersive VR and AR application design, development, and informal learning evaluation effort that visualizes GIS data of native plants and flowers over a large open world of 100 hectares in the Unreal Game Engine.

TOOLS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Animal Crossing Art Generator

The Getty
Getty developers worked closely with their social media team to promote this experimental project that allows users to bring The Getty’s open access art collections into the Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossings: New Horizons.

Art Institute of Chicago Public API

Art Institute of Chicago
A comprehensive Public APi that serves as a repository for information on all aspects of our museum’s public presence, including metadata on over 100,000 artworks and their relationships to resources.

Hue Museums Cultural Map & Directory

Museum Hue
A map and directory of culturally specific resources created by and centering Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities across the United States.

Mapping Historic Skies

Adler Planetarium 
Crowdsourcing project to create a database of constellation depictions in art from Adler collections, allowing users to browse centuries of depictions for any constellation and identify constellations without any specialized expertise.

NPM Online Curator Project

National Palace Museum 
To promote its Open Data materials, the National Palace Museum (Taiwan) created the 2020 Online Curator Project, inviting the public to work with artifacts from its Open Data platform to develop their own exhibition concept and content.

Students as Innovators

Centre for Digital Humanities Research, Australian National University 
A collaboration between the Digital Humanities department of the Australian National University and the National Museum of Australia has developed into a project-focused course that gives Digital Humanities students  hands-on experience in the development of digital projects.