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Best of the Web awards

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Best of the Web awards was an annual contest for museum-related website content, organized each year at the Museums and the Web conference.[1] A committee of peers recognizes the best museum work on the web. Sites are nominated by museum professionals from around the world. In 2016, the Museums and the Web conference renamed the award to the GLAMi Awards, honoring innovative contributions--not just on the web--from practitioners in the so-called "GLAM" sector--galleries, libraries, archives, and museums.


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 http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2012/best 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]





  • Audio / Visual / Podcast: [2]
  • Education:[3]
  • Exhibition:[4]
  • Innovative:[5]
  • Long Lived:[6]
  • Mobile:[7]
  • Museum Professional:[8]
  • Research / Online Collection:[9]
  • Social Media:[10]
  • Small:[11]
  • People's Choice:[12]
  • Best Overall:[13]








  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.
  2. ^ Whitney Museum of American Art. "The Vlog Project".
  3. ^ Boston Children's Museum. "Beyond the Chalkboard".
  4. ^ Brooklyn Museum. "Split Second: Indian Paintings".
  5. ^ "Walker Art Center".
  6. ^ "National Galleries of Scotland".
  7. ^ "High Museum of Art 'ArtClix'". Archived from the original on 2013-01-16.
  8. ^ "INTK 'Museum Analytics'". Archived from the original on 2013-01-17.
  9. ^ The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Collections at The Met', designed by Cogapp".
  10. ^ Auckland Museum. "Kermadec Expedition blog".
  11. ^ Chemical Heritage Foundation, "It's Elemental"
  12. ^ INTK. "Museum Analytics". Archived from the original on 2013-01-17.
  13. ^ "Walker Art Center".