Best of the Web awards

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Best of the Web awards is an annual contest, organized each year at the Museums and the Web conference.[1] A committee of peers recognises the best museum work on the web. Sites are nominated by museum professionals from around the world.


Sites have been nominated in the following categories. To recognize the enormous evolution in the online space these categories have been updated for MW2013:

  • Audio / Visual / Podcast - Rich Media (audio/film/interactive)
  • Education
  • Exhibition - Digital Exhibition
  • Innovative / Experimental
  • Long-lived
  • Mobile
  • Museum Professional
  • Research / Online Collection - Research / Collections Online
  • Social Media

An overall winner is chosen among all nominated sites. In addition, there is a People's Choice Award (based on voting by the Museums and the Web community), and an award for a Small organization (based on staff number, annual budget, and/or project budget).

All nominations are made through the Museums and the Web site and are also available online for others to review. Sites can be nominated in any one of the categories.

Note that the award categories may change from year-to-year, evolving along with the current trends of online presence.

Previous winners[edit]








  1. ^ "University of Glasgow :: University news :: Archive of news :: 2010 :: February". University of Glasgow. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2012. Every year the online community of museums recognises great work in museum websites with the ‘Best of the Web’ awards.