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Best of the museum web in 2012

The Museums and the Web 2012 conference in San Diego has just ended.

In addition to attending the meeting and participating in the twitter backchannel, members of the museum community nominated and voted for their favourite museum websites:

Here’s the result of the popular vote for Best of the Web 2012 (People’s Choice):

15 Second Place 1
26 Treasures mobile audio tour 1
A journey back and forth (Resan fram och tillbaka in Swedish) 0
Adviz 0
Airbrush 0
American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges 2
Armando Museum 0
ArtClix 7
Beyond the Chalkboard 12
BMW Guggenheim Lab 1
Bound for South Australia 0
Building Detroit 0 2
Cleveland Historical 1
Collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1
Dartmouth Museum 4
Drench game 0
East Perth Power Station History Project 0
EUscreen – Discover Europe’s Television Heritage 3
Field Guide to Victorian Fauna 2
Finestre sull’Arte 2
Getting Word 0
Guggenheim Publications 0
How Things Fly 1 0
Ice Core Records – From Volcanoes to Supernovas 0
Infinity of Nations 4
It’s Elemental 0
Itineraries, at MACBA.CAT 18
Kermadec Expedition blog 1
LiveScience 0
Love Lace (website and app) 0
MADRE – Museo d’Arte contemporanea DonnaREgina 0
MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe 0
Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible 27
Maurizio Cattelan: All App 0
Medical Museion 10
MONA / Museum of Old & New Art 1
Monet Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago 2
Musée Bonnard 1
MuseoTour 1
Museum Analytics 30
Museum Metadata Exchange (MME) 1
MuseumApp 0 1
Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary video 1
National Galleries of Scotland 0
National Park Service Museum Collections website 0
Nunavik: A Land, Its People 0
Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights Through American Art at the Smithsonian 1
Ohio as America 0
Open Images: the open-minded media platform 0
Owney The Dog Twitter 2
Picturebank: Images for Learning 0
Plikt. Plikt? Plikt! 1
QRator 1
Reciprocal Research Network 2
Responsive website for Amsterdam Museumnight 4
Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing 0
Scripto: Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription 0
September 11: Teaching Contemporary History 0
Set In Style:The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels iPad App 0
Shapeshifting – Transformations in Native American Art 3
Smithsonian Wild 0
South Australian Community History 0
Split Second: Indian Paintings 0
Stillspotting 0
The Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Story of the Jewish Community of Vilna 0
The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection 1
The London Library 0
The National Gallery Technical Bulletin 1
The National Gallery Virtual Tour 4
The Textile Museum: Green-The Color and The Cause 0
The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean 0
The Vlog Project 0
UVaM 5
Viewshare 0
Vishnu’s Avatars 0
Voices of the First World War 5
Walker Art Center 3
Wondermind 2 0
Xwashier 1
Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art 0


After the popular vote, the jury voted for the following winners in ten categories:

Audio/Visual/Podcast: The Vlog Project
Education: Beyond the Chalkboard
(with Honorable Mention to Wondermind)
Exhibition: Split Second: Indian Paintings
Innoative/Experimental: Walker Art Center
Long-lived: National Galleries of Scotland
Mobile: ArtClix
(with Honorable Mention to MuseumApp)
Museum Professional: Museum Analytics
Research/Online Collection: Collections at The Met
(with Honorable Mention to MME)
Social Media: Kermandec Expedition blog
Small: It’s Elemental
OVERALL: Walker Art Center
People’s Choice (see above): Museum Analytics
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