World’s best museums championed at awards ceremony

 Exhibition of the Year

o Song Dong: I don’t know the mandate of heaven at Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai, China)

o Martin Creed: Say Cheese! at Museum Voorlinden (Wassenaar, Netherlands)

o Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC, USA)

Museum Architecture of the Year

o Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (Lisbon, Portugal)

o Etihad Museum (Dubai, UAE)

o The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)

Museum Restaurant of the Year

o Fotografiska (Stockholm, Sweden)

o Musee des Confluences (Lyon, France)

o Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan, China)

Museum Shop of the Year

o Museum of Old and New Art (Hobart, Australia)

o Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, USA)

o Anchorage Museum (Anchorage, USA)

Digital Museum of the Year

o Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (New York, USA)

o American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA)

o British Museum (London, UK)

Best New Museum of the Year – Middle East/ UAE / Africa

o National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (Cairo, Egypt)

o Etihad Museum (Dubai, UAE)

Best New Museum of the Year – Asia / Pacific

o MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

o Fosun Foundation (Shanghai, China)

o Jiangsu Art Museum (Nanjing, China)

Best New Museum of the Year – Europe

o Centro Botín (Santander, Spain)

o Design Museum (London, UK)

o Museum Barberini (Potsdam, Germany)

Best New Museum of the Year – North America

o Marciano Foundation (Los Angeles, USA)

o Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia, USA)

o Tippet Rise Art Center (Fishtail, USA)

Best New Museum of the Year – South & Central America

o Museo del Holocausto (Guatemala City, Guatemala)

o Museo Internacional del Barroco (Puebla, Mexico)

o Casa Wabi (Puerto Escondido, Mexico)

Best Soft Power Cultural Organisation Award, presented by Valletta 2018

o Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)

o Papalote Museo del Nino (Mexico City, Mexico)

o Museum of Tolerance (Los Angeles, USA)

Best Soft Power Cultural Activation Award, presented by Valletta 2018

o Queensland Museum, World Science Festival Brisbane (Brisbane, Australia)

o Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Art Less: The Davis without Immigrants (Wellesley, USA)

o Cultural Journalism Campus (Wan Chai, Hong Kong) 

Best Soft Power Cultural District Award, presented by Valletta 2018

o Forest Park (St. Louis, USA)

o Poblenou Urban District (Barcelona, Spain)

o Watts Tower Arts Center (Los Angeles, USA)

Best Art Hotel of the Year, presented by Avis

o 21c Hotels (various, USA)

o The Walled Off Hotel (Bethlehem)

o Beaumont Hotel (London, UK)

Best Emerging Culture City of the Year, presented by Avis

o Athens, Greece

o Montpellier, France

o Tong Li, China

‘Climate Smart Award’, in partnership with SUNx

o ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 2017, Climarte (Melbourne, Australia)

o Climate Control at Manchester Museum (Manchester, UK)

o Changing Earth, The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, USA)