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Awards


Since its opening in 2001, the Jewish Museum Berlin and its directorship have enjoyed numerous awards and prizes:

Peter Schäfer, Director

Honorary doctorates from the Universities of Utrecht and Tel Aviv
Member of the
British Academy
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
American Academy of Jewish Research
American Philosophical Society

2014 Leopold Lucas Prize from the University of Tübingen
2013 Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities
2008 Ruhr Award for Arts and Sciences
2006 Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award, the best endowed prize awarded to humanities scholars in the United States
1994 Leibniz Prize, the most important research prize in Germany

W. Michael Blumenthal, Founding Director

Dr. h.c. from 10 US universities

2014 Estrongo Nachama Prize for Tolerance and Civil Courage
2013 General Lucius D. Clay Medal from the Federation of German-American Club
2011 Heinz-Galinski Prize from the Jewish Community of Berlin
2008 Ernst Cramer Award from the American Jewish Committee
2006 Grand Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Großes Verdienstkreuz mit Stern des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
2002 Order of Merit of the state of Berlin
2002 BZ Cultural Award
2002 Goethe Medal
2000 Honorary citizen of Oranienburg
1999 Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Großes Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
1999 Leo Baeck Medal

Exhibitions and Interactive Media

2006 Digita Award for the multimedia children’s story "Sansanvi’s Park" at the Rafael Roth Learning Center

2004 IF Communication Design Award for the installation "Floating Numbers" in the temporary exhibition 10+5=God (project with art+com, Berlin)

Education Department

2009 "Selected Place 2009" in the competition "365 Places in the Land of Ideas" as part of the initiative "Germany – Land of Ideas" for the program "on.tour – The JMB Tours Schools"

2005 Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation), award: "Die schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2005" (The Best German Book Designs of 2005) for the volume "Kommentierte Dokumente zur Geschichte der Juden im Nationalsozialismus" (Annotated Documents on the History of Jews in National Socialism)

2005 Red Dot Award, communication design, for the volume "Kommentierte Dokumente zur Geschichte der Juden im Nationalsozialismus" (Annotated Documents on the History of Jews in National Socialism) from the "Resources for Schools" series

2003 "Rabe des Monats" from the editorial team of the magazine "Spielen und Lernen" for child-friendly initiatives and activities

Publications

2008 Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation), award: "Die schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2008" (The Best German Book Designs of 2008) for the volume "Raub und Restitution. Kulturgut aus jüdischem Besitz von 1933 bis heute" (Looting and Restitution. Jewish-Owned Cultural Artifacts from 1933 to the Present). "Exemplary in design, concept, and quality"

2007 Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation), award: "Eines der schönsten Bücher des Jahres 2007" (One of the Best German Book Designs of 2007) for the volume "Chantal Akerman. Neben seinen Schnürsenkeln in einem Kühlschrank laufen" (Chantal Akerman. Walking Next to One's Shoelaces Inside an Empty Fridge) in the competition "The Best German Book Designs. Exemplary in typeset, print, illustration, and binding"

2004 Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation): "Eines der schönsten Bücher des Jahres 2004" (One of the Best German Book Designs of 2004) for "10 + 5 = Gott. Die Macht der Zeichen" (10 + 5 = God. The Power of Signs) in the competition "The Best German Book Designs. Exemplary in typeset, print, illustration, and binding"

2004 Designzentrum (Design center) North Rhine-Westphalia: red dot, best of the best in communication design 2004 for the biennial report 2001/2002 of the Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation

2003 Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation): "Eines der schönsten Bücher des Jahres 2003" (One of the Best German Book Designs of 2003) for "Jüdische Zwangsarbeiter bei Ehrich & Graetz, Berlin-Treptow" (Jewish Forced Laborers at Ehrich & Graetz, Berlin-Treptow) in the competition "he Best German Book Designs. Exemplary in typeset, print, illustration, and binding"

Public Relations

2002 German Public Relations Prize in bronze category awarded by the German Society for Public Relations for the PR campaign surrounding the opening of the Museum

Architecture

1999 German Architecture Prize for Daniel Libeskind

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