Best of the Web is an annual contest to recognise the best museum work online. Sites are nominated by museum professionals from around the world, with the winners chosen by a committee of leading museum and digital professionals.
The Horniman's awards were in the categories of Social Media and Long-Lived:
- Our tumblr account In the Horniman (which highlights objects being reviewed by the Collections People Stories team) won the Social Media category.
- Our overall website, social media, online collections and other digital work for the past several years won the Long Lived category. This rewards a museum that has shown a long-term commitment to an excellent online presence.
Winning two categories in one year is a great acheivement for the Horniman, one of only two UK museums which won awards (Imperial War Museums also won for Operation War Diary).