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International Design and Communication Awards Finalists Announced


Agenda is pleased to announce the 2017 finalists for the annual IDCA Awards.

Final results will be announced during the awards ceremony, which is to take place in Los Angeles on 8 November 2017 during the 19th edition of the international conference Communicating the Museum.


Best Branding Campaign

  • Estufa – Estúdio de Design Inhotim by Hardy Design, Brazil
  • Kunsten to go by Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark
  • See Them Both by SFMOMA, USA

Best Temporary Exhibition Communications

  • The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand
  • Dinosaurs at Geneva Museum of Natural History by Cavalcade, Switzerland
  • Dinosaurs on the loose by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, UK
  • Topp Twins: an exhibition for New Zealand by Te Manawa museum of art, science and history, New Zealand

Best Scenography for a Temporary Exhibition

  • Our Stories : Interactive Learning Centre by the National Gallery of Canada, Canada
  • #techstyle by the Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, USA
  • The world of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) by the National Archives of the Netherlands, Netherlands

Best Scenography for a Permanent Collection

  • The Canadian History Hall by the Canadian Museum of History, Canada
  • Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, History Gallery by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, USA
  • TIRPITZ – a hidden museum on Danish west coast at Tirpitz museum by Tinker imagineers, Netherlands
  • The Witte Museum by Gallagher & Associates, USA

Best App

  • Eye to Ear – Gallery of Audible Images by NOUS Wissensmanagement GmbH, Austria
  • Send Me SFMOMA by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
  • Tate day finding app by Fabrique, Q42 & NorthernLight, UK and Netherlands

Best Website

  • Brokenships, Museum of Broken Relationships by Infinum, Croatia
  • Convict Sydney by Sydney Living Museums, Australia
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s website by Fabrique, USA & Netherlands

Best Merchandizing

Unfortunately we received very little entries for the Best Merchandizing category and the judges decided that the vote would not be fair compared to other categories. 

The entries we received proved to be very creative however the jury felt it was difficult to evaluate them due to the lack of sufficient competition.