Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Museums Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand Retail Recognition Awards.
The MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards promote excellence by recognising institutions who have developed outstanding bespoke products or ranges, that exemplify the highest standards and innovative practice, and engage with diverse audiences. The award winners serve as inspirational leaders to the cultural retail sector: they embody the membership body’s stated values of developing expertise and maximising creativity.
This year there were a record number of entries, from Australia and New Zealand, testament to the high level of innovative practice in the sector. The judging panel had a difficult task in selecting a handful of winners and finalists but were really impressed by the diversity of projects.
We’d like to thank our judges, Larry McInerney, Ang Doake and Karryn Baudet who carefully assessed the entries and negotiated fiercely to agree on the final shortlists. Thank you too, to all of the organisations that entered this year’s Awards. The breadth of entries was extraordinary and it is a real privilege to witness the huge amount of time, expertise and professionalism that goes into these projects, in museums, zoo’s and galleries large and small.
The MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards are kindly sponsored by Science & Nature.
Best Product or Range – Turnover over 1 million.
WINNER – The National Museum of Australia, for Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters
Finalist – Auckland Art Gallery, for The Corsini Collection
Finalist – Auckland War Memorial Museum, for Being Chinese in Aotearoa
Best Product or Range – Turnover under 1 million.
WINNER – Wellington Zoo, for Conservation Colouring & Activity Book
Finalist – The Dowse Art Museum, for The Pattern Project
Finalist – ACMI, for Wonderland.
People’s Choice Awards
This year for the first time, all finalists were entered in to a people’s choice award, which was nvoted on by the members and conference delegates.
The winner of the People’s Choice Award for 2018 is ACMI, for Wonderland.
Congratulations again to all those who entered, and to our winners and finalists.