April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Best of the Web Awards

Recognizing achievement in heritage Web site design, a committee of museum professionals selects the Best of the Web each year.


Museum Web sites from around the world are nominated in a variety of categories and are judged by an independent panel of judges. The categories are:

Judges may make a separate award in each category for small museums/budgets, to explicitly recognise work from smaller institutions.



  • Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics


  • Jim Angus, National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Pat Barbanell, Schenectady City Schools, USA
  • Ana Carr, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Ericka Chemko, Inuit Heritage Trust Inc., Canada
  • Cynthia Copeland, New-York Historical Society, USA
  • Jim Devine, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland
  • Ian Edelman, Hampshire County Council, United Kingdom
  • Michael Edson, Smithsonian American Art Museum, USA
  • Karen Elinich, Franklin Institute, USA
  • Zorana Ercegovac, Marlborough School, USA
  • David Greenfield, Pepperdine University, USA
  • Kate Haley Goldman, Institute for Learning Innovation, USA
  • Katherine Burton Jones, Harvard University, USA
  • Brad Larson, Brad Larson Media, Inc., USA
  • Jonathan Lathigee, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada
  • Norm Lownds, Michigan State University, USA
  • Marjo Mäenpää, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
  • Susannah McGowan, Georgetown University, USA
  • Lawrence Monda, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya
  • Delphin Muise, Carleton University, Canada
  • Leighann Neilson, Carleton University, Canada
  • Jerry Powell, Winterthur Museum, USA
  • Jon Pratty, 24 Hour Museum, United Kingdom
  • Craig Rosa, KQED | Public Radio, TV and Interactive, USA
  • Solimar Salas, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, USA
  • Osamu Takahashi, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
  • Marcia Tiede, Center for Creative Photography, USA
  • Bruce Wyman, Denver Art Museum, USA

Judging Criteria

  • The judges will all use the same set of Criteria when reviewing nominated sites.

Conflict of Interest

No site will be considered for a Best of the Web Award, if a judge is associated with it in any way. Nominated sites will be reviewed before judging begins to ensure no conflicts exist.