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Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits

Awards to USA, Canada, and International
Museums for Outstanding Exhibitions

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)

Deadline Date:

05/07/21

Description:

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Awards of up to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International museums to acknowledge outstanding exhibitions. Eligible exhibits must be open for less than two years and should be educational and interesting. Nominations will be accepted for public exhibits that focus on the history of engineering, industry, and technology.

The Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits was established to recognize excellence in museums and museum exhibits that interpret the history of technology, industry, and engineering to the general public. Winning exhibits, in addition to being well designed and produced, should raise pertinent historical issues. Artifacts and images should be used in a manner that interests, teaches, and stimulates both the general public and historians. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161386

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award consists of a plaque and up to $1,000 to cover expenses for a member of the design team to accept the award at the SHOT awards banquet.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone, including the institution or individual responsible for its creation, may nominate an exhibit for the Dibner Award. Exhibits are eligible for this award if they have been open to the public for no more than 24 months before the deadline for nominations. The Society especially encourages nominations from local and regional historical societies. Virtual exhibits are not eligible for the award.

Pre-Application Information:

The extended deadline for nominations is May 7, 2021.

Please note: In the case of traveling and short-term exhibits that close before the deadline or in the two months that follow; in those cases, nominators must submit their documents to the committee at least two months in advance of the exhibit’s closing date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://shotsecretariat.wufoo.com/forms/qvck9ba1ufoj4s/

For more information, please contact the committee chair or Jan Korsten, SHOT Secretary, SHOT.Secretariaat@tue.nl.

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