2012 Winners

The winners of this year’s International Design and Communication Awards have been announced.

The judges selected the winners from a pool of 67 entries. 

Entries were received from 15 different countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, throughout Europe, including France, Germany, UK, Norway and Croatia, and throughout Asia, including Malaysia and India.

The best talent and expertise in the art world are celebrated in this year’s shortlist. The judges have picked winners from a wide range of international museums and art organisations, from world-renowned institutions to small, independent mobile museums.

This was a very competitive year and all the judges were extremely impressed with the quality and creativity presented in the works entered.


Best Branding Campaign

Winner: QAGOMA by Interbrand – Australia

Silver: National Portrait Gallery, Late Shift – UK
Joint Bronze: Museum of Everything – UK
Joint Bronze: Barbican Centre by North – UK

Best Logo

Winner: BMW Guggenheim Lab, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – World

Silver: Inhotim by Hardy Design – Brazil
Joint Bronze: Museum of Everything – UK
Joint Bronze: QAGOMA by Interbrand – Australia

Best Exhibition Communication

Winner: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Canada

Silver: Museum of Everything – UK
Bronze: MoMA, Ab EX NY – USA

Best Exhibition Layout

Winner: Mind Gap, Norsk Teknisk Museum – Norway

Silver: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Canada
Bronze: Ralph Appelbaum – Natural History Museum of Utah – USA

Best Digital Campaign

Winner: MoMA F111 – USA

Silver: Anne Frank House – The Secret Annex Online – The Netherlands

Best Innovation

Winner: MoMA Iphone App – USA

Silver: Paddle 8 by Tender Creative – USA

Best Retail Design

Winner: The Shop of Everything, Museum of Everything – UK

Silver: The British Museum – UK

Best Sustainable Campaign

Winner: IGNITE! Museums as Catalysts for Sustainability by California Association of Museums – USA

Learn more about the winners here.

Check the photos of the Awards Ceremony on Facebook.

Previous recipients of the prize, first awarded in 2007, include the National Portrait Gallery, (London), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), MuseumsQuartier (Vienna), Rotterdam 2007 City of Architecture, (Rotterdam).

The winners were announced at Christie’s at the Rockefeller Center, New York on Thursday 28 June during the international conference Communicating the Museum (www.communicatingthemuseum.com). Additionally the winners  showcased their winning project at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday 29 June.

PHOTO by Kyle Knodell - Kathrine Daniloff and Henrik Treimo from the Norsk Teknisk Museum (Norway) winner of the Best Exhibition Layout for the exhibition MindGap