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Kauffman Museum wins national museum award

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in North Newton, received first prize in the American Association of Museums' (AAM) 2004 Museum Publications Design Competition in the supplementary materials category. The prize was awarded to the museum's "K is for Kansas" exhibition materials, which included a brochure, bookmark and two postcards. Less than three percent of 950 applicants claimed a first prize. The AAM competition, which acknowledges excellence in the graphic design of museum publications, is the only national, juried event involving publications produced by museums of all kinds and sizes. Competing institutions were divided into two categories according to their operating budgets.

"This honor affirms the wide range of gifts of the Kauffman Museum team and the expertise of Mennonite Press," said technical designer Chuck Regier, who worked on the project with graphic designer Bob Regier. "Because of the project's technical complexity, we worked closely with the design and printing staff at Mennonite Press."

Copies of the award-winning "K is for Kansas" brochure and postcards are available for purchase in the Kauffman Museum Store.

Kauffman Museum is open Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 6-16.

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