Awards & Press

Awards

  • 2014 American Association of Museums Gold Muse Award in Recognition of the Highest Standards of Excellence in the Use of Media and Technology for Interactive Kiosks for “Our Neighborhoods.”
  • 2007 American Association of Museums Gold Muse Award in Recognition of the Highest Standards of Excellence in the Use of Media and Technology for Multimedia Installations for “Rise of the Machines Artifact Theater.”
  • 2001 American Association of Museums Gold Muse Award in Recognition of the Highest Standards of Excellence in the Use of Media and Technology for Interpretation and Education in Art for Sound Lab.
  • 2001 American Association of Museums Gold Muse Award in Recognition of the Highest Standards of Excellence in the Use of Media and Technology for a Collections Database or Reference Source for EMP Digital Collection.
  • 2001 American Association of Museums Gold Muse Award in Recognition of the Highest Standards of Excellence in the Use of Media and Technology for Interpretation and Education in History and Culture for “DJ Scratch.”
  • 2007 American Association of Museums Silver Muse Award in Recognition of the Highest Standards of Excellence in the Use of Media and Technology for Interactive Kiosks for “Pizza Run – A Slice of Programming.”
  • 2013 American Alliance of Museums Bronze Muse Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Museum Media Technology for Multimedia Installations for “The Great Seattle Fire.”
  • 2014 American Alliance of Museums Honorable Mention in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Museum Media Technology for Interpretive Interactive Installations for Bezos Center for Innovation.
  • The New York Festivals, Silver WorldMedal, “Mixing Interactive”
  • ASCAP Deems Taylor Broadcast/Internet Award, Excellence in Editorial Content
  • International EMMA Award, Best Education Site
  • Webby Award, “Best Music Site”
  • International Academy of Visual Arts, Gold W3 Winner, Education site and Children’s site
  • New Media Invision Award, Gold, “Education/Museum” category
  • Communication Arts Award of Excellence in Information Design for the “Innovation and Inspiration, The History of Recording Technology” Kiosk
  • The Seattle Chapter of Media Communications Association International Gold Award for “70s Reggae” and two silver awards for “Ska Is Born” and the Sound Lab film “Warm Up” (Education Category)
  • Gold ITVA Award for “Swinging London” Hendrix arrives in London film, Experience Music Project
  • Gold ITVA Award, Bronze MCA Award in Media Excellence for “DJ Scratch,” Experience Music Project

Press

“In Albuquerque, where the journey of the personal computer began, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science showcases a dynamic and award-winning exhibit called “STARTUP: Albuquerque and the Personal Computer Revolution,” providing a look back at these historic achievements and a peek at an original Altair, perennially revolving atop a tall cylindrical case.”
“Largely funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, STARTUP, created in 2006, offers a fascinating walk through technological history, even for nontechies.”

Kay Grant
American Way Magazine
May 1, 2014

“Her multimedia exhibits for MOHAI and EMP allow visitors to touch, see, hear, and physically interact with the past and present. On a recent visit to MOHAI, boys hammered in railroad spikes at one exhibit while, in another, a couple role-played as participants in the 1948 Canwell hearings centering around the Communist influence on Washington state. MOHAI executive director Leonard Garfield says Weatherhead’s work has helped launch ‘MOHAI 2.0,’ an era in which technology is used creatively to ‘help people become engaged with this community, understand our history, and share our passion for Seattle.’ He’s not the only one to notice: The WEATHERHEAD Experience Design Group has won, among other accolades, a Webby and five American Alliance of Museums “Muse” awards.“
“50 Most Influential People in Seattle Right Now”
Seattle Met Magazine
March 18, 2013

“The displays here [at MOHAI] are also, of course, no longer static. Here, in exhibits designed by Pacific Studios and Weatherhead Experience Design Group, a touch screen explores the text of the treaties made with the region’s Indians; a playful sound and light show evokes the cataclysmic Seattle fire of 1889; and a two-person video “game” means to demonstrate the injustices of the state’s 1948 hearings on “un-American activities.”

The New York Times
Saturday, December 29, 2012

“Point-and-click has made the personal computer a household appliance. But the mouse and graphic icons that make PCs so user-friendly could also be the bane of educators who want to teach students how computers work and how the PC revolution got started. To break down that wall, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science created an award-winning, interactive exhibit that provides a hands-on crash course for ‘computer dummies’ of every age.”
“The [Startup] exhibit provides a highly engaging history of the computer revolution.”

New Mexico Business Weekly
January 14-20, 2011

“Sound Lab, perhaps more than any other exhibit at EMP, has earned the right to stay. By teaching a tough lesson–that being a musician requires aptitude, practice, and skill–the Sound Lab has the potential to do something nothing else inside the museum can: take people who like music and turn them into people who appreciate it.”

The Stranger
Jun 17 – Jun 23, 2004 issue