GLAMi Award Winners

GLAMi Award 2021 Winners

39 Category winners and Special Jury Award recipients were honored at the GLAMi session on April 23, 2021, along with Lifetime Service Award winners Titus Bicknell and Nancy Proctor.  All finalists are listed on the Finalists page.

LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD

Titus Bicknell and Nancy Proctor

DESIGN

GOLD
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.

SILVER
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.

BRONZE
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

GOLD
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.

SILVER
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.

BRONZE
#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.

BRONZE
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.

OF NOTE
#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.

OF NOTE
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.

OF NOTE
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.

OF NOTE
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

GOLD
#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.

SILVER
#GettyMuseumChallenge

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

BRONZE
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.

OF NOTE
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.

RESOURCES FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES AND FAMILIES

GOLD
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.

SILVER
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.

BRONZE
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.

OF NOTE
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.

RESOURCES FOR SCHOLARS AND RESEARCHERS

OF NOTE
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.

OF NOTE
(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).

OF NOTE
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.

TOOLS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

OF NOTE
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.

OF NOTE
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.

OF NOTE
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.

OF NOTE
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.

SPECIAL JURY

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Projects recognized by the special jury:

  • Acknowledge and are responsive to the current global socio-political moment
  • Surface, access, and support historically marginalized communities and groups 
    • Including collecting oral histories/1st person stories, creating greater access, and supporting with service
  • Were developed in partnership with community organizations or outside of traditional cultural institutions

Becoming US

National Museum of American History

Burma’s Path to Genocide

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Hue Museums Cultural Map & Directory

Museum Hue

Muslims in Brooklyn

Center for Brooklyn History | The Brooklyn Public Library

Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship

National Museum of American History

Women’s Suffrage Stories You May Not Know

American Women’s History Initiative, Smithsonian Institution

PANDEMIC PIVOT

Projects recognized by the special jury:

  • Are fundamentally different or experimental in their approach
  • Focused on connecting people to people, rather than pushing content out
  • Were ambitious and uniquely tailored to the moment, rather than being another flavor of a common engagement strategy

#GettyMuseumChallenge

The Getty

#SonicFriday

National Science and Media Museum – Science Museum Group, in collaboration with the University of Leicester – School of Museum Studies

Art Break Live | Art, Mindfulness, and the Brain: A Learning Series for Pre-K to 12 Educators | BMA x NMWA – Monthly Talk Show

The Baltimore Museum of Art (for Art Break Live and Art, Mindfulness and the Brain) | The Baltimore Museum of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts (for BMA x NMWA – Monthly Talk Show)|

Escape from the Ballantine House

The Newark Museum of Art

Home Is Where the Art Is

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Interplay: Art Play for All

Akron Art Museum