2016 Publication Awards


 

2016 Best in Show
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Secret Language of Flowers: Notes on the hidden meanings of flowers in art

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 201 entries from 63 museums in 11 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 Longfellow House/Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site for hosting this year's competition, and to our judges listed below.

2016 Judges:
Sarah Baker, Art New England
Jillian Domenici, independent exhibit designer
Anonymous

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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

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Secret Language of Flowers: Notes on the hidden meanings of flowers in art
Project Director: Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art
Designer: Jean-Michel Othoniel, author, and Raphaelle Pinoncelly of ACTES SUD



Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, & Other Development Materials

First Place (under $500K)
Brick Store Museum
Capital Campaign Materials
Project Director: Cynthia Walker
Designer: Dietz Associates

First Place (under $500K)
Marblehead Museum and Historical Society
J.O.J Frost Gallery / Prospectus Package
Project Director: Pam Peterson
Designer: alg Design and Print Management

First Place (over $500K)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum Council Direct Mail Package
Project Director: Janet O'Donoghue
Designer: Betsy Robichaud

Second Place
Peabody Essex Museum
PEM Imagine Gala Suite: Fundraising Collateral
Project Director: Kristen Ternullo
Designer: Leeann Leftwich

Third Place
Plimoth Plantation
A Night of Film and Music: Plimoth Plantation's Fall Fundraiser
Project Director: Courtney Roy-Branigan
Designer: Kristen Oney

Honorable Mention
Peabody Essex Museum
Development Fundraising Overview Brochure
Project Directors: Lisa Kosan and Jay Finney
Designer: Leeann Leftwich


Annual Reports

First Place
Boston Children's Museum
Breakthrough Moments
Project Director: Peter Broderick
Designer: Karin Hansen

Second Place
Historic New England
A Decade of Accomplishment
Project Director: Kris Bierfelt
Designer: Leigh Mantoni Stewart

Third Place
Emily Dickinson Museum
Emily Dickinson Museum FY15 Annual Report
Project Director: Mardi Pierson-Buell
Designer: Penny Michalak


Books

First Place (over $500K)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Secret Language of Flowers: Notes on the hidden meanings of flowers in art
Project Director: Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art
Designer: Jean-Michel Othoniel, Author, and Raphaelle Pinoncelly of ACTES SUD

First Place (under $500K)
Rokeby Museum
Farming & Feasting with the Robinsons
Project Director: Jane Williamson
Designer: Wetherby Design

Second Place (under $500K)
Little Compton Historical Society
The Stories Houses Tell: A Collection of Little Compton House Histories
Project Director: Marjory O'Toole
Designer: Shelley Bowen

Second Place (over $500K)
Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket Historical Association Properties Guide
Project Director: Betsy Tyler
Designer: Javatime Design

Third Place
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
The Journey of a "Good Type": From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photography
Project Director: Joan Kathryn O'Donnell
Designer: David Skolkin Design Associates

Honorable Mention
Martha's Vineyard Museum
Island Stories: Highlights from the Martha's Vineyard Museum
Project Director: Bonnie Stacy, Chief Curator
Designer: Vineyard Stories, Inc.

Honorable Mention
Natick Historical Society
Have You Ever Wondered…?
Project Director: Marg Balcom
Designer: Temma Eventov

Honorable Mention
Yale University Art Gallery
The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery
Project Director: Tiffany Sprague
Designer: Christopher Sleboda
 


Educational Publications, Materials & Kits

First Place (under $500K)
Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph
Family Guide: Pan American Modernism
Project Director: Ann H. Sievers
Designer: Firebrick Design

First Place (over $500K)
Peabody Essex Museum
American Epics Exhibition Family Gallery Kit
Project Director: Kristen Ternullo
Designer: Leeann Leftwich

First Place (over $500K)
Yale University Art Gallery
Guide for Families
Project Director: Madeline Kloss
Designer: Christopher Sleboda

Second Place (over $500K)
Boston Children's Museum
Tinker Kit
Project Directors: Beth Fredericks and Jessie Kravette
Designer: Karin Hansen

Second Place (under $500K)
Windsor Historical Society
Strong-Howard House Guide Book
Project Director: Christina Vida, Curator of Collections and Interpretation
Designer: CO:LAB, Inc.


Exhibition Catalogues

First Place
Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Bunny Harvey: Four Decades
Project Director: Meredith Fluke
Designer: Stoltze Design

Second Place (over $500K)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11
Project Director: Terry McAweeney
Designer: Daphne Geismar

Second Place (under $500K)
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Naked Truth: Approaches to the Body in Early 20th Century German-Austrian Art
Project Director: Margaret Wallace
Designer: Christopher Kuntze Design

Third Place
Fitchburg Art Museum
Land Ho!
Project Director: Mary Tinti
Designer: Fitchburg State University students

Honorable Mention
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Charmaine Wheatley: Souvenirs
Project Director: Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art
Designers: Charmaine Wheatley, artist, and Siena Scarff Design



Invitations

First Place (under $500K)
Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph
Pan American Modernism Exhibition Announcement
Project Director: Ann H. Sievers
Designer: Firebrick Design

First Place (over $500K)
Ogunquit Museum of Art
Art By The Sea
Project Director: Ron Crusan
Designer: Kristy Cavaretta Designs

Second Place (under $500K)
Ireland's Hunger Museum, Quinnipiac University
In The Lion's Den Invitation
Project Director: Grace Brady
Designer: Lauren Salzman

Second Place (over $500K)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Special Reception and Preview: Carlo Crivelli
Project Director: Faith Diver, Creative Services Manager
Designer: MOTH Design Studio

Second Place (over $500K)
Peabody Essex Museum
Strandbeest Invitation Suite: Membership and Development
Project Director: Kristen Ternullo
Designer: Julie Diewald

Third Place (over $500K)
Hill-Stead Museum
Hill-Stead Museum Dinner-Auction Game Night 2015
Project Directors: Susan Ballek, Susan Orred, and Lisa Lappe
Designer: Two Sisters Design

Third Place (under $500K)
University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst
40 Years/ 40 Artists; 40th Anniversary Invitation Card
Project Director: Loretta Yarlow
Designer: Rob Kimmel Design



Marketing/PR Materials

First Place
Peabody Essex Museum
All At Once Upon A Time Event Promotion Collateral
Project Director: Kristen Ternullo
Designer: Emily Larsen

Second Place
Old State House / Bostonian Society
Elizabeth Bull Postcard
Project Director: Heather Leet
Designer: Adams Design

Third Place
Endicott College - Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
Kathy Desomond, Contemporary Antiquities poster
Project Director: Kathleen Moore
Designer: Clara Carpentier, Arts Assistant

Honorable Mention
Boston Children's Museum
Small World poster
Project Director: Tim Porter
Designer: Karin Hansen

Honorable Mention
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Throwback Thursday College Night Promotion
Project Director: Janet O'Donoghue
Designer: Jill Bendonis



Newsletters & Magazines

First Place
Historic Deerfield, Inc.
Historic Deerfield - The 50th Anniversary of the Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery
Project Director: David Bosse
Designer: A.W. Bell Design

Second Place
Ogunquit Museum of Art
View
Project Director: Ron Crusan, Director
Designer: Kristy Cavaretta Designs

Third Place
Historic New England
Historic New England Magazine - Fall 2015
Project Director: Kris Bierfelt
Designer: DeFrancis Carbone

Honorable Mention
Portland Museum of Art
Inside the Circle: Portland Museum of Art Members Magazine Spring 2015- Winter 2015
Project Director: Graeme Kennedy
Designers: Cecilia Ziko and Ken Murphy, Murphy Empire



Supplementary Materials

First Place
Peabody Essex Museum
Strandbeest Exhibition Supplemental Materials
Project Director: Kristen Ternullo
Designer: Julie Diewald

Joint Second Place
Old Colony History Museum
Identity Materials
Project Director: Katie MacDonald
Designer: Litos Strategic Communications

Joint Second Place
Plimoth Plantation
February Vacation: Tickers of the Trade
Project Director and Designer: Kristen Oney

Honorable Mention
MIT Museum
MIT Museums Welcome Brochure/Map
Project Director: Josephine Patterson
Designer: Onward Upward

 
Websites

First Place
Newport Restoration Foundation
History Above Water
Project Director: Kristen Costa
Designer: Design Agency, Inc.

Second Place
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice microsite
Project Director: Nathaniel Silver, Assistant Curator of the Collection
Designer: Hopscoth

Third Place
Old State House / Bostonian Society
Blood On The Snow
Project Director: Nat Sheidley
Designers: Julie Hedgepeth and David Alzayer