Digital / Online Exhibition Prize: Society for the History of Technology’s Dibner Award

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March 3, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Subject Fields: 
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, World History / Studies, Public History

Nominations are open for the Society for the History of Technology’s Dibner Award. Because of museum closures in 2020/2021, only online exhibits will be considered eligible this year. If you have a suitable online exhibit please do apply! The closing date for applications is 30 April 2021.

The Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits was established in 1985, through the generosity of Bern Dibner, 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. Artefacts and images should be used in a manner that interests, teaches, and stimulates both the general public and historians. 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.

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 museums and historical societies.

Further information about the prize, including the nomination form, a list of past recipients, and the members of the Dibner Award Committee can be found on the SHOT website <>

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