The Society for the History of Technology 2005 Dibner Award For Excellence in Museum Exhibits

The Society for the History of Technology invites nominations for its Dibner Award, established in 1985 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 winners will be announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, November 3-6, 2005. The Award consists of a plaque and up to $1000.00 to cover expenses for a member of the design team to accept the award at the SHOT awards banquet.

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. Exhibits should be currently on view and have opened within the past two years.

The deadline for nominations for the 2005 award will be February 15, 2005. For information about the nominating procedure, please see the SHOT website at:

If you have any questions, please contact Dibner Award chair Graeme Gooday at [email protected]

or SHOT secretary Amy Bix at [email protected]