Oslo’s Museum of Science and Technology wins leading award

Exhibition Architect Peter Ullstad, Director for the Science Center Jan Alfred Andersson, Museum Director Hans Weinberger and the representative from ASTC. Photo: Norwegian Museum of Science & Technology.

On Nov. 1, the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo received the Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience for the exhibition Climate X.

The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards are the “academy awards for science centers”, and the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology was one of two award winners in the category Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience for large science centres.

This is the first time a European museum has received a Leading Edge Award. The Norwegian museum gets the award for their exhibition Climate X, focusing on climate change. It won the award because of “its unique application of new ideas and promising practices, demonstrating creativity and extraordinary performance” and for “its role in furthering the institution’s mission by achieving a tangible impact or lasting effect on visitor experience—including, but not limited to, exhibitions, education programs, technology applications, theater and film programming, visitor services, research and evaluation.”

About ASTC

The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards are presented annually by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), with headquarters in Washington, DC. The ASTC is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among increasingly diverse audiences. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals.

About Norwegian National Museum of Science and Technology

At the Norwegian National Museum of Science and Technology you can dive into exciting exhibitions on Norwegian medicine history and oil and gas production. Here you can also get an energy boost in the hydroelectric power exhibition, have a nostalgic flashback in the transport exhibitions, join in on entertaining weekend activities, or find out more about the fascinating Norwegian history of industry. Read more about the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology on Tekniskmuseum.no

Source: Association of Science – Technology Centres / Norwegian Musuem of Science and Technology VisitOSLO

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