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Awards/Collaborators

AWARDS:

2019

Communicating the Arts Grands Prix Awards
Silver: Cross-Institutiuon Partnership, Launching Open Access: Toolsets and Protocols for Best Practice
Gold: Participatory Experience, ARTLENS Gallery
Gold: Permanent Exhibition Design, ArtLens Exhibition

Edison Awards
Silver: Media, Visual Communications, and Entertainment, ARTLENS Gallery

Media Technology MUSE Awards
Bronze: Research and Innovation, Open Access Initiative

OHtec Best of Tech Awards
Winner: Best Community Collaboration and Innovation, Open Access Initiative

GLAMi Museums and the Web Awards
Finalist: Behind the Scenes, Open Access Initiative

2018

Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards
Honorable Mention: Space, Places and Cities: ARTLENS Gallery

Media Technology MUSE Awards
Silver: Interactive Kiosks, Gaze Tracker

GLAMi Museums and the Web Awards
Winner: Groundbreaking, ARTLENS Gallery
Winner: Exhibition Media or Experience, Gaze Tracker

The Best of Heritage Awards
Runner-up: Conference Award, Projects of Influence, ArtLens Studio

APEX Awards
Silver: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: ArtLens Exhibition

Communication Arts Awards
Award of Excellence: Interactive/Environmental/Art/Design: ArtLens Exhibition

OHTec Best of Tech Awards
Finalist: Best Use of Technology for Social Good, ARTLENS Gallery

Business First Cleveland Technology Awards
Honoree: Digital Innovation and Technology Services Department at The Cleveland Museum of Art

2017

GLAMi Museums and the Web Awards
Winner: Groundbreaking, ArtLens Studio
Finalist: Mobile, ArtLens App

2015

Edison Awards
Gold: Content Delivery, Collection Wall and ArtLens App
Bronze: Living Working Living, Gallery One

2014

NEOSA Technology Business Awards
Winner: Tech Team of the Year

Museums and the Web Awards
Winner: Digital Exhibition, Collection Wall
Winner: Mobile, ArtLens
Honorable Mention: Education, Studio Play
Honorable Mention: Innovative/Experimental, Gallery One

2013

Digital Design Award
Yellow Pencil Award Winner: Gallery One

Media Technology MUSE Awards
Gold: Interactive Kiosks, Collection Wall
Gold: Interpretive Interactive Installations, Gallery One 
Bronze: Mobile Applications, ArtLens App
Honorable Mention: Education and Outreach, Studio Play

 
          

COLLABORATORS: 

The development of ARTLENS Gallery, led by digital innovation, represents a true and equal collaboration among curatorial, education and academic affairs, design, photography, collections, and technology departments at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Digital innovation staff, working closely with internal and external partners, led all digital components from concept through development and implementation and on-going support. Interpretation was instrumental in curating the space and content creation. This collaborative organizational structure is groundbreaking, not just within the museum community, but within user-interface design in general. It elevated each department's contribution, resulting in an unparalleled interactive experience, with technology and software that have never been used before in any venue, content interpreted in fun and approachable ways, and unprecedented design of an interactive gallery space that intertwines technology into an art gallery setting.

The original Gallery One opened on December 12, 2012. The components of ARTLENS Gallery are continuously evaluated with iterations on the back-end and front end, with the most recent reinstallation in June 2019. Staff and vendor-partner contributors to the project include:

ARTLENS EXHIBITION REINSTALLATION, June 2019

The project team was led by Jane Alexander (Chief Digital Information Officer/Project Lead), with Jennifer DePrizio (Director of Interpretation), and Jim Engelmann (Exhibition Designer).

From the Cleveland Museum of Art:

Digital Innovation and Technology Services: Jane Alexander (Chief Digital Information Officer/Project Lead), Maddie Armitage (Project Manager), Ethan Holda (Director of Technology), Michael Dreiling (Lead Developer), Kelsey Ruddock (Digital Projects Assistant), Allison Kennedy (Director of Support Services), Andrea Bour (Collection Data Analyst), Shawn Green (ArtLens Tech), Michael St. Clair (ArtLens Tech), Alex Lew (Intern)
Interpretation: Jennifer DePrizio (Director of Interpretation), Stephanie Foster (Interpretive Planner), Emily Hirsch (Kress Interpretive Fellow), Lori Wienke (Associate Director of Interpretation)
Collections: Mary Suzor (Director of Collections Management), Howard Agriesti (Chief Photographer), Jennifer Cicero (Art Movement Supervisor)
Curatorial: Clarissa von Spee (Chair of Asian Art and James and Donna Reid Curator of Chinese Art), Smooth Nzewi (Curator of African Art), Stephen Harrison (Curator of Decorative Art and Design), Sooa McCormick (Associate Curator of Korean Art)
Design: Jim Engelmann (Exhibition Designer), Jeffrey Strean (Director of Design and Architecture), Natalie Maitland (Graphic Designer)
Exhibitions: Mollie Armstrong (Exhibition Project Manager)
Ingalls Library: Matthew Gengler (Head, Access Services)
Communications and External Relations: Caroline Guscott (Director of Communications and External Relations), Chris Moore (Digital Communications Manager), Kelley Notaro Schrieber (Communications and Externatl Relations Manager)
Research and Evaluation: Elizabeth Bolander (Director of Audience Insights and Services), Hannah Ridenour (Research Manager)

The Cleveland Museum of Art team partnered with several outside consultants, including Potion Design (UX Photogrammetry updates), Dome Collective (Beacon), Zenith Systems (AV Integration) Thomas Flynn (3D model lighting), Dale Utt (3D modeling) and Jacquelyn Bickel (3D modeling).

From Potion Design:
Nikolai Soudek, Filippo Vanucci, Cathy Sun, and Drew Radtke

From Dome Collective:
Katie Lee and Lynn Kiang

From Zenith Systems:
Doug Fortney

 

ARTLENS EXHIBITION LAUNCH, June 2017

The project team was led by Jane Alexander (Chief Digiatl Information Officer/Project Lead), with Lori Wienke (Associate Director of Interpretation), and Jeffrey Strean (Director of Design and Architecture).

From the Cleveland Museum of Art: 
Digital Innovation and Technology Services: Jane Alexander (Chief Digital Information Officer/Project Lead), Emily Hirsch (Project Manager), Tom Hood (Director of Technology Operations), Niki Krause (Director of Application Services), Andrea Bour (Collections Information Data Analyst), Allison Kennedy (Assistant Director of Support Services), David Shaw (Event Technology Manager), Michael St. Clair
Collections: Mary Suzor (Director of Collections Management), Howard Agriesti (Chief Photographer), Jennifer Cicero (Art Movement Supervisor)
Curatorial: Mark Cole (Curator of American Painting and Sculpture/Content Adviser), Heather Lemonedes (Chief Curator/Content Adviser), Barbara Tannenbaum (Curator of Photography/Content Adviser)
Design: Rusty Culp (Associate Director of Design and Architecture), Jim Engelmann (Exhibition Designer), Jeffrey Strean (Director of Design and Architecture), Tom Barnard (Senior Graphic Designer), Mary Thomas (Graphic Designer)
Interpretation: Lori Wienke (Associate Director of Interpretation/Curator/Interpretation Lead), Bethany Corriveau, Stephanie Foster (Interpretive Planner), Cyra Levenson (Director of Education and Academic Affairs)
Research and Evaluation: Elizabeth Bolander (Lead), Hannah Ridenour  
Development: Michael Ferry (Lead), Cynthia McGrae

The cross-collaborative museum team at CMA partnered deeply with award-winning outside consultants to realize the project. Potion Design is responsible for all media design and collaborated with the CMA team on concept design development. The other outside consultants involved in the project were Zenith Systems (AV Integration), Piction (CMS/DAM development), Dome Collective (Beacon), and Local Projects (ArtLens App).

From Potion Design:

Potion Team

Phillip Tiongson, Principal
Design: Matthew McNerney, Edyta Lewicka, Rhea Laroya, Ruth Chung, Cathy Sun
Technology: Steve Varga, Filippo Vanucci, Cameron Browning, Ritesh Lala, Luobin Wang
Production: Abby Palmer, Holly Houghton, Claire Bradley, Drew Radtke 

From Zenith Systems:
Doug Fortney, Principal

From Dome Collective: 

Dome Collective Team

Katie Lee and Lynn Kiang

From Local Projects: 

Ethan Holda, Keeli Shaw, Karen Vanderbilt, Michael Dreiling 

From Piction: 
Erick Kendrick, Marcelle Kaye, Amy Hawkes, Martin Channon

ARTLENS is funded by The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation.

 

ARTLENS APP REDESIGN, September 2016

From the Cleveland Museum of Art:
Digital Innovation and Technology Services: Jane Alexander (Chief Digital Information Officer/Project Lead), Adam Gall (Technical Project Manager), Emily Hirsch (Project Manager), Tom Hood (Director of Technology Operations), Niki Krause (Director of Application Services)
Design: Tom Barnard (Senior Designer), Jeffrey Strean (Director of Design and Architecture), Mary Thomas (Graphic Designer)
Interpretation: Lori Wienke (Associate Director of Interpretation), Bethany Corriveau (Audience Engagement Specialist), Stephanie Foster (Interpretation), Kevin Kelly (Interpretation)

CMA collaborated with Local Projects on the ArtLens App. Local Projects is the firm that took the app to the next and highest possible level of technical fidelity, ensuring a rapid initial download, optimizing the interactive, real-time wayfinding maps and streamlining the design.

From Local Projects:

The Local Projects Team at work in ARTLENS Gallery

Ethan Holda (Director of Technology), Keeli Shaw (Project Director), Karen Vanderbilt (Senior Graphic Designer), Danny Well (Visual Experience Designer), Edward Blake (User Experience Designer)

From Enharmonic:
Dillan Laughlin and Jonathan Saggau

 

ARTLENS STUDIO (formerly Studio Play) REDESIGN, June 2016

From the Cleveland Museum of Art:
Digital Innovation and Technology Services: Jane Alexander (Chief Information Officer/Project Lead), Adam Gall (Technical Project Manager)
Collections: Mary Suzor (Director of Collections Management)
Curatorial: Stephen Harrison (Curator of Decorative Art and Design), Sooa McCormick (Assistant Curator of Asian Art)
Design: Rusty Culp (Associate Director of Design and Architecture), Jeffrey Strean (Director of Design and Architecture), Mary Thomas (Graphic Designer)
Education: Seema Rao (Director of Intergenerational Learning)

In order to create this innovative space, the Cleveland Museum of Art partnered with Design I/O, a creative design studio in Cambridge, MA.

From Design I/O:

Design I/O Team

Theodore Watson (Partner/Creative Director), Emily Gobeille (Partner/Creative Director), Nick Hardeman (Minister of Interactive Art)

 

GALLERY ONE, December 12, 2012:
The development of Gallery One, led by digital innovation, represents a true and equal collaboration among curatorial, education, design, photography, collections, and technology departments at the Cleveland Museum of Art. An atypical and noteworthy approach among museums in the design of interactive technology spaces, the development process was advised by the CMA's former chief curator and deputy director C. Griffith Mann. Digital innovation staff, working closely with internal and external partners, led all digital components from concept through development and implementation and on-going support. Education was instrumental in curating the space and content creation. This collaborative organizational structure is groundbreaking, not just within the museum community, but within user-interface design in general. It elevated each department's contribution, resulting in an unparalleled interactive experience, with technology and software that have never been used before in any venue, content interpreted in fun and approachable ways, and unprecedented design of an interactive gallery space that intertwines technology into an art gallery setting.

The project team for Gallery One was led by the following at Cleveland Museum of Art: Jane Alexander, Chief Information/Digital Officer (Digital/Technology/Project Lead); Caroline Goeser, Director of Education and Interpretation (Curator/Interpretation); and Jeffrey Strean, Director of Design and Architecture (Design Oversight). Members of the Department of Digital Innovation and Technology Services who were instrumental to the development of the first iteration of ARTLENS Gallery and ArtLens include Andrea Bour, Jeanne DeBonis, Will Hannah, Tom Hood, Niki Krause, Scott Pollack, Dave Shaw, Michael St. Clair, and Linda Wetzel. In the Department of Education and Academic Affairs, content was developed by Seema Rao, Patty Edmonson, and Hajnal Eppley. ArtLens content was developed by Jennifer Foley, Lori Wienke, and Bethany Corriveau. Design Services staff who worked on the project include Thomas Barnard III and Andrew Gutierrez. Collection staff included Howard Agriesti, David Brichford, Elizabeth Saluk, Bruce Shewitz, Tracy Sisson, and Mary Suzor.

Designing through Collaboration
The museum partnered deeply with award-winning outside consultants to realize the project. Local Projects was responsible for all media design and collaborated with the CMA team on concept design development.

Local Projects Team:
Jake Barton (Principal), Katie Lee (Creative Director), Keeli Shaw (Project Manager), Tiya Gordon (Project Manager), Angela Chen (Interaction Designer), Ian Curry (Director of Interaction Design), Erika Tarte (Graphic Designer), Lynn Kiang (Graphic Designer), Miriam Lakes (Content Coordinator and Developer), Jen Choi (Motion Graphics Artist), Eric Mika (Creative Technologist), Philipp Rockel (Creative Technologist), Matt Wright (Creative Technologist), Caitlin Morris (Creative Technologist), Josh Silverman (Creative Technologist), David Scharf (Creative Technologist), Ethan Holda (Director of Technology), Sundar Raman (Director of Creative Engineering).

The other outside consultants involved in the project were Gallagher and Associates (exhibit design), Zenith Systems (AV Integration), Piction (CMS/DAM development), Earprint Productions (app content development), and Navizon (way-finding). Through this new collaborative development methodology, the Cleveland Museum of Art lead the way not only in the robust blend of art and technology thoughout the gallery experience but in museum practice itself.

Gallery One was generously supported by the Maltz Family Foundation, which donated $10 million to support the project. Additional support for the project came from grants and other donations.

 

A family plays the Match and Sort game in ArtLens Studio
Visitors explore the Zoom and Reveal Wall in ArtLens Studio