2014 Publication Awards

Best in Show The Portland Observatory The City is a Classroom, A Kid's Guide to Portland's Landmarks and History

Best in Show:  The Portland Observatory,  The City is a Classroom, A Kid's Guide to Portland's Landmarks and History

The New England Museum Association sponsors an annual Publication Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in design, production, and effective communication in all aspects of museum publishing. Entries are judged by a panel experienced in publication, design, marketing and communications. Awards are given to those entries which most effectively present their message to the intended audience.

This year, there were 168 publications from 57 museums entered in 20 different categories. The judges were incredibly impressed with the high quality of design from this year's entries. Competition winners will be recognized and exhibited at the 96th Annual NEMA Conference in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts November 19-21, 2014.

Special thanks this year to the Arlington Historical Society for hosting this year's competition, and to our judges listed below.

2014 Judges:
Print Publications:
Helen Riegle of HER Design
Emily Gonzalez of the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club
Sara Lundberg of the Arlington Historical Society
Carol Parker of the Tufts Museum Studies program

Websites/Mobile App:
Kirsten Talmage of the Birds of Vermont Museum

Click here to download a list of winners.



Categories
Best in Show
Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials, Museum Budget under $500K
Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials, Museum Budget over $500K
Annual Report
Books, Museum Budget under $500K
Books, Museum Budget over $500K
Educational Publications, Materials, & Kits, Museums under $500K
Educational Publications, Materials, & Kits, Museums over $500K
Exhibition Catalogues, Museum Budget over $500K
Exhibition Catalogues, Museum Budget under $500K
Invitations, Museum Budget under $500K
Invitations Museum Budget over $500K
Marketing/PR Materials, Museum Budget under $500K
Marketing/PR Materials, Museum Budget over $500K
Mobile App
Newsletters and Magazines, Museum Budget under $500K
Newsletters and Magazines, Museum Budget over $500K
Supplementary Materials, Museum Budget under $500K
Supplementary Materials, Museum Budget over $500K
Websites, Museum Budget under $500K
Websites, Museum Budget over $500K



Best in Show
The Portland Observatory
The City is a Classroom, A Kid's Guide to Portland's Landmarks and History
Project Director: Jennifer Pollick
Outside Designer: Ann Casady, Casady Design

Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials
Museum Budget Under $500K
First Place
Marblehead Museum & Historical Society
Big Fish/Small Town
Project Director: Pam Peterson
Outside Designer: Anna Geraghty, algDESIGN & Print Management

Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials
Museum Budget Over $500K
First Place
USS Constitution Museum
2013 USS Constitution Museum Chairman's Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Project Director: Jodie McMenamin
In-House Designers: Jodie McMenamin & Jon Christensen

Second Place
Museum of Science
2013 The Science Behind the Stars Invitation Suite - Save the Date, Invitation, Program
Project Directors: Lianne Stoddard and Christopher DelConte
In-House Designer: Lianne Stoddard

Third Place
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum Council 2013
Project Director: Janet O'Donoghue
In-House Designer: Camille Mendoza

Honorable Mention
Historic Deerfield, Inc.
IRA Gift Opportunity for 2013 - Solicitation Postcard
Project Director: David Barclay
Outside Designer: Mike Davenport, Davenport & Bar, Inc.

Annual Reports
First Place
Emily Dickinson Museum
Ten Years 2003-2013 Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens
Project Director: Mardi Pierson-Buell
Outside Designer: Penny Michalak, Penny Michalak Design

Second Place
Historic New England
Annual Report Fiscal Year 2013
Project Director: Rob Watson
Outside Designers: Vernon Ellis and Erica Bell, Grossman Marketing Group

Books
Museum Budget Under $500K
First Place
Cambridge Historical Society
Saving Cambridge: Historic Preservation in America's Innovation City
Project Director: Gavin Kleespies
Outside Designer: Jean Wilcox, Wilcox Designs

Joint Honorable Mention
Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum
Arlington's Cultural Heights: 1900 - 1925
Project Directors: Doreen Stevens, Aimee Taberner, and Sarah Burks
Outside Designer: Bill Coale, Coalescence

Joint Honorable Mention
Memorial Hall Museum (Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association)
Poetry to the Earth: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Deerfield
Project Director: Suzanne L. Flynt
Outside Designer: Robert Morehead

Books
Museum Budget Over $500K
Joint First Place
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic “Autobiography of Half Moon”
Project Director: Joan Kathryn O'Donnell
Outside Designers: Peter Blaiwas, Duncan G. Todd, and Vern Associates, Inc.

Joint First Place
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
Piksa Niugini: Portraits and Diaries
Project Director: Joan Kathryn O'Donnell
Outside Designer: David Chickey, Radius Books

Second Place
Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures
Project Directors: Rosemary Volpe and Jean E. Thomson Black
In-House Designer: Mary Valencia
Outside Designer: Jean E. Thomson Black, Yale University Press

Joint Honorable Mention
Historic New England
“Walter Gropius: The Man Behind the Ideas” and “Ise Gropius”
Project Director: Peter Gittleman
In-House Designer: Blair Lustig

Joint Honorable Mention
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection
Project Director: Aimee E. Newell
Outside Designer: Julia Sedykh, Julia Sedykh Design

Educational Publications, Materials & Kits
Museum Budget Under $500K
First Place
The Portland Observatory
The City is a Classroom, A Kid's Guide to Portland's Landmarks and History
Project Director: Jennifer Pollick
Outside Designer: Ann Casady, Casady Design

Second Place
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Dig Into Art Activity Tote
Project Director: Elizabeth E. Barker
In-House Designer: Wendy Somes

Educational Publications, Materials & Kits
Museum Budget Over $500K
First Place
Williams College Museum of Art
WALLS Art Cards
Project Director & In-House Designer: Kim Hugo

Second Place
New Haven Museum
Family Guide to the Exhibition “Beyond the New Township: Wooster Square”
Project Director & In-House Designer: Michelle Cheng

Third Place
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A Guide to Family Fun at the MFA/ Una guía para divertirse en familia en el MFA
Project Director: Janet O'Donoghue
In-House Designer: Camille Mendoza

Joint Honorable Mention
Museum of Science
“Moons: Worlds of Mystery” Educator's Guide
Project Directors: Fanny Dines, Nicole Guzzo, and Christopher DelConte
In-House Designers: Fanny Dines and Nicole Guzzo

Joint Honorable Mention
Norman Rockwell Museum
A Family Guide to Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson
Project Director: Stephanie Haboush Plunkett
Outside Designer: Toni Kenny, Elements of Design

Exhibition Catalogues
Museum Budget Under $500K
First Place
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Vito Acconci Thinking Space
Project Director: Emmie Donadio
Outside Designer: Phil Kovacevich, Kovacevich Design

Second Place
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Project Directors: Elizabeth E. Barker and Marylin Rhie
Outside Designer: Betsey Wolfson, Betsey Wolfson Graphic Design

Exhibition Catalogues
Museum Budget Over $500K
First Place
RISD Museum
Artist|Rebel|Dandy: Men of Fashion
Project Director: Patricia Fidler, Yale University Press
Outside Designer: Patrick Seymour, Tsang Seymour

Second Place
MIT Museum
Countless Connecting Threads: MIT's History Revealed Through Its Most Evocative Objects
Project Director: Deborah Douglas
Outside Designer: Pat Appleton, Malcolm Grear Designers

Joint Third Place
Norman Rockwell Museum
Istvan Banyai: Stranger in a Strange Land
Project Directors: Stephanie Haboush Plunkett and Martin Mahoney
Outside Designer: Rita Marshall, Delessert and Marshall

Joint Third Place
Shelburne Museum
Wyeth Vertigo
Project Director: Thomas Denenberg
Outside Designers: Margo Halverson and Charles Melcher, Alice Design Studio

Honorable Mention
Norman Rockwell Museum
Jarvis Rockwell: Maya, Illusion, and Us
Project Directors: Stephanie Haboush Plunkett and Margit Hotchkiss
Outside Designer: Toni Kenny, Elements of Design

Invitations
Museum Budget Under $500K
First Place
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
Pop-Up Museum: Your Favorite Things
Project Director: Susan A. Kaplan
Outside Designer: Bill Fall, Fall Design

Invitations
Museum Budget Over $500K
First Place
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
MFA Summer Party 2013
Project Director: Janet O'Donoghue
In-House Designer: Jill Bendonis

Second Place
Yale University Art Gallery
Francesco Vanni: Art in Late Renaissance Siena
Project Director: Tiffany Sprague
In-House Designer: Christopher Sleboda

Third Place
Museum of Science
Hall of Human Life Press Preview Invitation
Project Directors: Fanny Dines and Christopher DelConte
In-House Designer: Fanny Dines

Honorable Mention
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Project Director: Janet O'Donoghue
In-House Designer: Jill Bendonis

Marketing/PR Materials
Museum Budget Under $500K
First Place
Hearthside House Museum
Afternoon Tea Time at Hearthside - A Two-Part Series for Adults & Young Girls
Project Director: Kathy Hartley
In-House Designer: Seth Hamilton

Second Place
University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst
Du Bois In Our Time
Project Director: Loretta Yarlow
In-House Designer: Joseph Krupczynski

Third Place
Alva deMars Megan Chapel Art Center
Folio for Sandy Wadlington: Reflections of the Day
Project Director: Iain MacLellan
In-House Designer: Melinda Lott

Marketing/PR Materials
Museum Budget Over $500K
First Place
Smith College Museum of Art
Museum Membership Brochure with Two Inserts
Project Director: Louise Martindell
Outside Designer: Laura Radwell, Radwell Communication By Design

Second Place
Springfield Museums
Spring 2013 Calendar Brochure
Project Director: Matt Longhi
Outside Designer: Katie Craig, kt craig Design

Third Place
Museum of Science
Membership Benefits Brochure
Project Directors: Fanny Dines and Christopher DelConte
In-House Designer: Fanny Dines

Joint Honorable Mention
Museum of Science
Laser Shows Poster
Project Director & In-House Designer: Nicole Guzzo

Joint Honorable Mention
Norman Rockwell Museum
Snow White: The Creation of a Classic
Project Director: Margit Hotchkiss
In-House Designers: Jeremy Clowe, with Ryan Scheer for the Walt Disney Family Museum
Outside Designer: Toni Kenny, Elements of Design

Joint Honorable Mention
Smith College Museum of Art
Summer of Love: Psychedelic Posters from SCMA Brochure
Project Director: Margi Caplan
Outside Designer: Alexis Neubert, Alexis Design Studio

Newsletters & Magazines
Museum Budget Under $500K
First Place
Lebanon Historical Society
Lebanon Provisions
Project Director: Jacy Worth
In-House Designer: Grace Sayles

Newsletters & Magazines
Museum Budget Over $500K
First Place
Peabody Essex Museum
Connections
Project Director: Susan Flynn
Outside Designer: Leeann Leftwich Zajas, LLZ Design

Second Place
RISD Museum
Manual: a journal about art and its making
Project Director: Sarah Ganz Blythe
In-House Designer: Derek Schusterbauer

Third Place
Strawbery Banke Museum
BankeNotes
Project Director: Stephanie Seacord
Outside Designer: Jaimie Knapp, Graphic Details

Honorable Mention
Providence Children's Museum
Dragon's Tales Newsletter
Project Director: Megan Fischer
In-House Designer: Valerie Haggerty-Solva

Supplementary Materials
Museum Budget Under $500K
First Place
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
Spirits of Land, Air, and Water
Project Director: Susan A. Kaplan
Outside Designer: Bill Fall, Fall Design

Supplementary Materials
Museum Budget Over $500K
First Place
Yale Center for British Art
Edwardian Opulence
Project Director & In-House Designer: Lyn Bell Rose

Second Place
Williams College Museum of Art
India: Labeltalk 2013
Project Director: Elizabeth Gallerani
Outside Designer: Diane Gottardi, Diane Gottardi Design

Joint Third Place
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
T-Shirt for Summer Art Class Students
Project Director: Janet O'Donoghue
In-House Designer: Camille Mendoza

Joint Third Place
Museum of Science
Hall of Human Life Member Acquisition Direct Mailer
Project Directors: Lori Sartre and Christopher DelConte
In-House Designer: Lori Sartre

Joint Honorable Mention
American Textile History Museum
Behind the Veil
Project Director: Marcia Cassidy
Outside Designer: Allison Geoffroy, Allison Geoffroy Designs

Joint Honorable Mention
American Textile History Museum
Color Revolution
Project Director: Marcia Cassidy
Outside Designer: Allison Geoffroy, Allison Geoffroy Designs

Websites
Museum Budget Under $500K
First Place
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Mead Art Museum of Amherst College Website
Project Director: Sheila Flaherty-Jones
In-House Designer: Rachel Rogol

Second Place
Maria Mitchell Association
Maria Mitchell Association Website
Project Director: Whitney Morris
Outside Designer: Mary Novissimo, Novation Media

Websites
Museum Budget Over $500K
First Place
Concord Museum
Concord Museum Website
Project Director: Margaret Burke and Carol Haines
Outside Designer: Robert Levers, Levers Advertising + Design

Second Place
Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village Website
Project Directors: Ann Lindblad and Kate Brandt
In House Designer: Doreen St. John
Outside Designer: Gravity Switch

Third Place
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale University Art Gallery Website
Project Directors: Tiffany Sprague, John French, and Thomas Raich
Outside Designer: Milena Sadée, 2x4 New York

Mobile Apps
First Place
Strawbery Banke Museum
Listen to the Landscape
Project Director: Stephanie Seacord
Outside Designers: Rob Pyles and Monica Brandt, OnCell-Toursphere

Second Place
Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell: Happily Ever After
Project Director: Margit Hotchkiss and Barbara Rundback
In House Designer: Dan Heck