NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kauffman Museum received the Mountain-Plains Museums Association’s 2004 Excellence in Publication Award for its folding booklet "K is for Kansas: Exploring Kansas from A to Z." Chuck Regier, Kauffman Museum curator of exhibits, accepted the award at the MPMA annual meeting in Casper, Wyo., on Sept. 9.
The Excellence in Publication Award recognizes outstanding work on an exhibit catalog dealing with a mountain-plains region-related topic. Excellence is defined as content--how well the publication expresses the message of the exhibit--and presentation--how the publication excels in graphic design, images and text.
The MPMA gives only one award annually for excellence in publications. The association includes museums in 10 states: Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.
Earlier this year, the "K is for Kansas" brochure received a first prize in the museum publications design competition sponsored by the American Association of Museums.
The booklet was developed by the Kauffman Museum exhibit team: Andi Schmidt Andres, curator of education, David Kreider, museum technician, Rachel Pannabecker, director, Dwight Platt, prairie consultant, Bob Regier, graphic designer, and Chuck Regier.
The "K is for Kansas" exhibit that generated the award-winning booklet is at the Smoky Hill Museum in Salina through Jan. 9, 2005.