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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights was recognized for its digital media advancements at a museum innovation competition in Atlanta over the weekend.
The CMHR picked up four awards at the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums Sunday night. The museum earned mention for its mobile app, for two interactive games in the Canadian Journeys and Actions Count galleries, and for its overall digital infrastructure.
The CMHR mobile app, the first of its kind for any museum in the world, received a gold award, earning praise for its fully accessible self-guided tour, interactive mood meter and panoramic views from the Israel Asper Tower of Hope.
The digital infrastructure at the museum also earned a gold award.
Interactive games inside the Canadian Journeys and Actions Count galleries earned silver and bronze awards, respectively.
The annual awards are presented by the international AAM Media & Technology Committee, which recognizes how museums and learning centres use digital media to further enhance the visitor experience.
Other winners Sunday night included world-renowned institutions such as the Smithsonian and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.