Leading Museums, Museum Leaders

2019 MAPDA awards announced

Winner of the App category – The Australian Museum Games App – Whale Trail was described as ‘a simple and elegant app with fun interactive elements that can be referenced beyond the exhibition itself’. ​

MAPDA 2019 Winners


WINNERS

BOOK – Level A

BEST IN SHOW – PUBLICATION
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna
o Waiwhetu
Us v Them: Tony de Lautour
Designer: Aaron Beehre
Technically ambitious and beautifully produced

BOOK – Level B

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Tatau: The History of Sāmoan Tattooing
Designer: Arch MacDonnell

HIGHLY COMMENDED

BOOK – Level A

William Robinson Gallery
William Robinson: A new perspective

Te Tuhi
Mickey Smith: As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific​

BOOK  – Level B

ACMI
Wonderland

Museum of Old and New Art
Art from Mona boxset


WINNERS

CHILDREN’S BOOK – ​Level A

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Art-tastic​
Designer: Aaron Beehre, with Ryan Dooley, Raquel Joseph, and Emma Kevern
Art-tastic is a book that keeps on giving and would have liked to spend a few hours with it.

CHILDREN’S BOOK – ​Level B

National Gallery of Victoria
Make Believe: M. C. Escher for Kids​
Designer: Cally Bennett

HIGHLY COMMENDED

CHILDREN’S BOOK – Level A

Orange Regional Museum​
Alvin’s Adventure: Activity booklet

CHILDREN’S BOOK – Level B

Museums Victoria Publishing
Ali’s Boat


WINNERS

INVITATION – Level A

Museum of Brisbane
​The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive
Designer: Goldi Design
Sophisticated, professional, and stylish.

INVITATION – Level B

National Museum of Australia
Official opening of the Gandel Atrium
Designer: Sarah Evans
Delivered on a challenging technical design, and would invoke a sense of importance for anyone receiving it.

ACMI
Wonderland
Designer: Hannah Richardson
The Wonderland invitation succeeded in portraying an appropriate sense of wonder.​


WINNERS

MAGAZINE – Level A

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Bulletin (B.191, B.192, B.193, B.194)​
Designer: Aaron Beehre & Ilam School of Fine Arts
Delivers a dynamic design which offers a sense of fun and energy

RMIT Design Archives
RMIT Design Archives Journal Vol. 8, No. 2, 2018
Designer: Stephen Banham
Sophisticated and well-crafted publication.


HIGHLY COMMENDED

MAGAZINE – Level B

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
MAAS Magazine (Issue 122, Winter 2018) and (Issue 123, Summer 2018)

State Library of NSW
SL Magazine Autumn 2018, SL Magazine Winter 2018, SL Magazine Spring 2018, SL Magazine Summer 2018–19


HIGHLY COMMENDED

CORPORATE – Level A

John Curtin Gallery​
John Curtin Gallery 20th Anniversary 09-17


WINNERS

INFORMATION BROCHURE – Level A

Redland Art Gallery
Redland Art Gallery Exhibitions and Events 2019
Designer: Andrea McArthur
Handles a lot of information successfully with an effective grid. Consistent and balanced use of images.

INFORMATION BROCHURE – Level B

ACMI
ACMI Summer
Designer: Rob Cordiner
Brave and clever use of colour. Communicates information effectively.​


HIGHLY COMMENDED

INFORMATION BROCHURE – Level A

Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art​​
Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art 2018 Program

Orange Regional Museum
Programs and Activities 2018: Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district

INFORMATION BROCHURE – Level B

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest
​The Ideal Home poster


For more winners and commendations visit the MAPDA website.

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