The Museum at FIT Wins Two AAM MUSE Awards

The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is pleased to announce that it has won two American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Media and Technology MUSE awards. MFIT received the bronze award in Digital Campaigns for the crowdsourced project Wearing Memories in conjunction with the exhibition Fashion Unraveled, and an honorable mention in Onsite Digital Experience for a projection mapping project in the exhibition Fabric In Fashion.

three different fabrics projected onto toile of a robe a la francaise
Ten different fabrics were projected onto this toile of a 1755-1760 robe a la francaise in the exhibition Fabric In Fashion.

The Media and Technology MUSE awards were presented at AAM’s Annual Meeting & Museum Expo held in New Orleans, Louisiana May 19-22, 2019. MUSE awards were presented to institutions that showcased outstanding achievement and enhanced visitors experiences in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) media. Each winning project was selected by an international group of GLAM technology professionals.

two glass awards In July 2012, MFIT achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition possible for a museum. In 2014, MFIT received a silver MUSE award for the website and social media presence for the exhibition A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk. This accreditation, in conjunction with the MUSE awards, helps establish the museum as an elite institution committed to using its collections and exhibitions to advance knowledge of fashion.

Watch the video for the crowdsourced project Wearing Memories below: