Dibner Award, SHOT

Type: Prize

Name: Dibner Award

Location: Milan, Italy

Application Deadline: May 01, 2019

Sponsoring Institution: Society for the History of Technology


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. Artifacts 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 historical societies. Virtual exhibits are not eligible for the award.

Anyone, including the institution or individual responsible for its creation, may nominate an exhibit for the Dibner Award, using the nomination form available via the website. The nomination form should be e-mailed to each member of the Dibner Committee. Deadline for nominations for the 2019 prize is 1 May 2019, except in the case of traveling and short-term exhibits that close before that date or in the two months that follow; in those cases, nominators must submit their documents to the committee at least two months in advance of the exhibit’s closing date. Nomination documents may not under any circumstances exceed 1 MB or contain anything other than text and static images.

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Contact Information:
Jan Korsten

Posted: March 07, 2019