Museum Musings: Asian Civilisations Museum Wins Best Design Exhibition At 2019 Global Fine Art Awards



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The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) was awarded the Global Fine Art Awards’ (GFAA) Best Design Exhibition, for its first fashion-focused exhibition, Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture. The exquisite showcase, which spotlighted art through couture in a juxtaposition of masterpieces created centuries apart, emerged on top against internationally renowned institutions, with Denver Art Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art’s Dior: From Paris to the World (USA) attaining an Honorable Mention in the same category. Other notable institutions in the running included the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), and Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum (Spain).

Held in New York, the GFAA is the first annual award to recognise the world’s best curated art and design exhibitions and installations, and honours innovation and excellence in exhibition design, historical context, educational value and public appeal. This sixth edition saw exhibitions nominated across six continents, 27 countries and 74 cities. The Asian Civilisations Museum…

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