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Exhibition Award Juror Criteria
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Exhibition Award Criteria

Below are the criteria by which the exhibition awards are vetted:

Key criteria are: 
Originality, Interpretation & Research

Juror considerations:

1. Thesis:

·    Does this exhibition advance the field’s and the public’s understanding of the subject in new and engaging ways?

·    Does the exhibition present innovation, new perspectives in ideas or presentation, e.g. scholarship, new research, original concept?

·    Is the point of view clear and compelling?

·    Does it take risks? Is it a game-changer?

2. Visitor Engagement:

·   Does the exhibition offer opportunities for audience engagement?

·   How does it connect/resonate with current issues/interests of our time? Why this exhibition now? What is the contemporary relevance of material?

·   Does it contribute to the purpose of the museum as a site for meaningful public discourse and experience?

·   Are there multiple and appropriate ways for visitors to engage? (i.e. beyond labels & panels)

3. Collaboration/Partnership (from co-curatorship to crowdsourcing and everything in between)

·    Does the exhibition offer opportunities for outstanding, original and creative collaboration?

·   Did the collaboration foster new ways of thinking and engaging with the material?

4. Works:

·    Are the artworks in the exhibition well-chosen?

·    Are they of high quality individually, while jointly reflecting the curatorial premise with clarity and dynamism?

5. Design:

·   Does the design/presentation of the exhibition enhance its content and the visitor experience?

·    Is it engaging, unpredictable, enlightening, original?

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