2015 Publication Awards

Mystic Mystic

Best in Show: Mystic Seaport Museum, Sea History Alive print, online & video campaign

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.

NEMA is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s annual Publication Awards. Judging was especially challenging and exciting this year, with 199 entries from 60 museums in 10 categories. The Publication Awards honor excellence in design, publication, and communication in the world of print and digital museum publishing.

Special thanks this year to The Discovery Museums for hosting this year's competition, and to our judges listed below.

2015 Judges:
Ann Sgarzi, Marketing Director of The Discovery Museums
Michael Hanke, Principal, Design Division, Inc.
Brad Larson, Principal, Brad Larson Media.

Click here to download a list of winners.



 

Categories
Best in Show
Annual Reports, Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials
Books
Educational Publications, Materials, & Kits
Exhibition Catalogues
Invitations
Marketing/PR Materials
Newsletters and Magazines
Supplementary Materials
Websites



Best in Show

Mystic Seaport Museum
Sea History Alive print, online & video campaign
Project Director: Cheryl Ritacco
Designer: Outthink


Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials

First Place
Plimoth Plantation
Annual Report 2014
Project Director: Courtney Roy-Branigan
Designer: Kristen Oney

Second Place
Historic New England
Annual Report 2014
Project Director: Kris Bierfelt
Designer: Grossman Marketing Group

Third Place
Fleming Museum of Art
Annual Fund 2014
Project Director and Designer: Chris Dissinger


Books

First Place (under $500K)
Littleton Historical Society
Littleton, Massachusetts 1714-2014: Three Hundred Years of History
Project Director: Ann Himmelberger
Designer: Melinda Hobausz

First Place (over $500K)
Fruitlands Museum
100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum
Project Directors: Janet Bailey & Mary Delaney
Designer: Boynton Studio

Second Place (under $500K)
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, Quinnipiac University
Famine Folios
Project Director: Grace Brady
Designer: Group C Inc.

Second Place (over $500K)
Mystic Seaport

The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture of An American Icon
Project Director: Mary Anne Stets
Designer: Pediment Publishing

Third Place
Newport Historical Society
Newport History Bytes: 50 Fast Facts
Project Director: Elizabeth Sulock
Designer: Pure Imaging Inc.

Honorable Mention
The Berkshire Museum
In Kindergarten
Project Director: Craig Langlois
Designer: Studio Two


Educational Publications, Materials & Kits

First Place
Yale University Art Gallery
“Architecture” self-guided activity
Project Director: Tiffany Sprague
Designer: Christopher Sleboda

Second Place
Yale Center for British Art
“A Field Guide to Extraordinary Things”
Project Director: Lyn Bell Rose
Designer: Sean Kuhnke

Third Place
Fleming Museum of Art
“Buddhist Art” exhibit guide
Project Director: Christina Fearon
Designer: Chris Dissinger

Exhibition Catalogues

First Place
Yale University Art Gallery
Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection
Project Director: Tiffany Sprague
Designer: Christopher Sleboda

Second Place
Davis Museum at Wellesley College
New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition
Project Director: Claire Whitner
Designer: Stoltze Design

Third Place
University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst

Du Bois in Our Time
Project Director: Loretta Yarlow
Designer: Pamela Glaven

Honorable Mention
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage

A Brief Guide to the Lost Museum
Project Director: Steven Lubar
Designer: Benjamin Shaykin

Honorable Mention
Cape Ann Museum
Strong Breezes and Passing Clouds
Project Director and Designer: Meredith Anderson


Invitations

First Place (under $500K)
New Bedford Art Museum/Art Works!

“Party on the Cove”
Project Director: Noelle Foye
Designer: mediumstudio

First Place (over $500K)
Peabody Essex Museum
“DREAM gala”
Project Director: Kristen Ternullo
Designer: Leann Leftwich

Second Place
Peabody Essex Museum

“Turner & the Sea”
Project Director: Kristen Ternullo
Designer: Julie Diewald

Third Place
Fruitlands Museum

“Summer Solstice Farm to Fork Dinner”
Project Director: Mary Delaney
Designer: Richard Gioiosa

Honorable Mention
Historic New England
“Feast in the Field at Casey Farm”
Project Director: Janet Zwolinski
Designer: Blair Lustig

Honorable Mention
Museum of Science, Boston
“Trustees & Overseers Holiday Invitation”
Project Director and Designer: Lori Sartre

Honorable Mention
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
“Pop Up Museum”
Project Director: Susan A. Kaplan
Designer: Fall Design


Marketing/PR Materials

Joint First Place
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Goya folder
Project Director: Janet O’Donoghue
Designer: Jill Bendonis

Joint First Place
Peabody Essex Museum
India Folder
Project Director: Kristen Ternullo
Designer: Leann Leftwich

Second Place
Fleming Museum of Art
Museum Rack Card
Project Director and Designer: Chris Dissinger

Third Place
Peabody Essex Museum
“In Plain Sight; Discovering the Furniture of Nathanial Gould” rack card
Project Director: Kristen Ternullo
Designer: Emily Larsen

Honorable Mention
Plimoth Plantation

Christmas and Holiday programming postcard
Project Directors: Ellie Donovan, Rob Kluin, and Jessica Rudden
Designer: Kristen Oney


Newsletters & Magazines

Joint First Place
Fleming Museum of Art
Monthly newsletters
Project Director and Designer: Chris Dissinger

Joint First Place
RISD Museum
Manual: A Journal about art and its making
Project Director: Sarah Ganz Blythe
Designer: Derek Schusterbauer

Second Place
Bostonian Society/Old State House Museum
Proceedings of the Bostonian Society
Project Director: Nathaniel Sheidley
Designer: Adams Design

Second Place
Peabody Essex Museum
What’s Going On @PEM
Project Director: Lisa Kosan
Designer: Leann Leftwich

Third Place
Peabody Essex Museum
Connections (Calder issue)
Project Director: Lisa Kosan
Designer: Leann Leftwich


Supplementary Materials

First Place
Mystic Seaport Museum
“Sea History Alive” print, online & video campaign
Project Director: Cheryl Ritacco
Designer: Outthink

Second Place
Fleming Museum of Art
Museum map
Project Director and Designer: Chris Dissinger

Third Place
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Dress Mead Up paper doll set
Project Director: Pamela Russell
Designers: Keely Sarr and Maria Darrow

Honorable Mention
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, Quinnipiac University
Soup postcard
Project Director: Grace Brady
Designer: The Social House

Honorable Mention
Peabody Essex Museum
Chocolate bar wrappers
Project Director: Kristen Ternullo
Designer: Emily Larsen


Websites

First Place
RISD Museum
Main website
Project Director: Jeremy Radtke
Designer: Project Projects

Second Place
The Eric Carle Museum

Main website
Project Director: Alexandra Kennedy
Designer: Alexander Isley Inc.

Third Place
Mystic Seaport Museum

Sea Stories blog
Project Director: Cheryl Ritacco
Designer: Outthink

Honorable Mention
Mead Art Museum

Pain’s Pyrotechnic Spectacle online exhibition
Project Director and Designer: Bradley Bailey