The Society for the History of Technology has extended the nomination deadline for its 2006 Dibner Award to April 1. For 20 years the Dibner Award has recognized excellence in museum exhibits from around the world that interpret the history of technology, industry, and engineering to the general public. Anyone, including the institution or individual responsible for its creation, may nominate an exhibit for the Dibner Award.

Any relevant exhibit open to the public for no more than 24 months on April 1, 2006 is eligible for this year’s award. (Sorry, virtual exhibits are not eligible.)

The Award includes presentation of the Dibner 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 at the Society’s Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Oct. 12-15, 2006. In addition, the Dibner Award citation will be published for all to see in the journal Technology and Culture.

The Society especially encourages nominations from local and regional historical societies.

For more details and a nomination form, please go to: http://shot.press.jhu.edu/Awards/dibner.htm

Or contact the 2006 Dibner Award Committee chair, Kevin Borg: [email protected].