LCD Berlin Awards

4 MARch 2020

Celebrating new and established cultural destinations worldwide

In response to a growing, global audience for cultural experiences many culture and travel organizations are creating new, innovative ideas in exhibition programming and cross-cultural events, premium restaurants, high-end retail destinations, work and meeting spaces– all encased in buildings designed by the world’s most celebrated architects and designers. Museums are now in many cities social hubs for a growing community of cultural nomads.  

Our aim is to shine a light on the most exceptional offerings of the world’s existing and emerging leading culture destinations, celebrating the vibrancy of cultural organizations and connecting arts and tourism worldwide. For the awards, LCD and visitBerlin identify and recognize the most creative and innovative projects from cultural institutions and initiatives shaping culture worldwide. Our aim is not only to celebrate and showcase the radiance and softpower of cultural organisations, but also to inspire a dynamic exchange and establish a global network between culture and travel.

After five successful years in London, the „Oscars for Museums“ are coming to Berlin for the first time. The LCD Berlin Awards offer a stage for nominees, winners & partners to shine. Join us for this opportunity to mingle and meet. Get to know the laureates and the jury members, exchange inspirations & ideas and build your network. 

We congratulate all Winners of the LCD Berlin Awards 2020!

AWARDS NOMINEES 2020

Leading culture destinations
of the year

Best exhibition

SUNDAY:CARSTEN HÖLLER
MUSEO TAMAYO
Mexico City, Mexico

HILMA AF KLINT
GUGGENHEIM
New York City, USA

Best Architecture

V&A DUNDEE
Dundee, Scotland
by Kengo Kuma

TWIST ART GALLERY
Jevnaker, Norway 
by Bjarke Ingels

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR
Doha, Qatar
by Jean Nouvel

Best Restaurant

ALPINN
LUMEN MUSEUM OF MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY
Dolomites, Italy

FLUTES
SINGAPORE NATIONAL MUSEUM
Singapore, Singapore

BEBA
GROPIUS BAU
Berlin, Germany

Best shop

MARITIME MUSEUM OF DENMARK
Elsinore, Denmark

PICASSO MUSEUM
Paris, France

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR
Doha, Qatar

Best digital experience

ATELIER DES LUMIÈRES
Paris, France

AI: MORE THAN HUMAN
BARBICAN
London, UK

ARS ELECTRONICA CENTRE
Linz, Austria

New Culture Destinations of the Year

europe

MUZEUM SUSCH
Susch, Switzerland

MO MUSEUM
Vilnius, Lithuania

AMOS REX
Helsinki, Finland

north america

GLENSTONE MUSEUM
Potomac,
Maryland

THE TRANSART FOUNDATION
Houston,
Texas

MOMA
New York City,
New York

latin america

MUSEUM OF IMAGE and SOUND
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

MUSEO REGIONAL AYSEN
Patagonia, Chile

SFER IK
Tulum, Mexico 

asia pacific

TSZ SHAN MONASTERY BUDDHIST ART MUSEUM
HONG KONG, CHINA

UCCA DUNE ART MUSEUM
BEIDAIHE, CHINA

POMPIDOU SHANGHAI/ WEST BUND ART MUSEUM
SHANGHAI, CHINA

middle east / africa/ UAE

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR
Doha, Qatar

KING ABDULAZIZ CENTER FOR WORLD CULTURE
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

PALAIS DE LOMÉ
Lome, Togo

soft power destinations of the year

best cultural activation

HEIDELBERG PROJECT
Detroit, USA

FRIAR’S MUSIC MUSEUM BY DOWNTOWN
YONGE BIA
Toronto, Canada

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Stellenbosch, South Africa

best cultural organisation

PRINCE GEORGE’S AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTRE
North Brentwood,
Maryland, USA

SHINGWAUK RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS CENTRE
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

BIHAR MUSEUM
Patna, India

best cultural collaboration

OTTAWA ART GALLERY
Ottawa art gallery / The Ottawa Mission,The Ottawa Mission’s Discovery University, St. Joe’s Women’s Centre, The Royal Ottawa, The Ottawa Public Library & others

SAWA Museum Academy
Sharjah Museums Authority (UAE) / State Museums of Berlin, University of Applied Sciences berlin,  Goethe-Institut, (Germany)

SISTERS IN LIBERTY
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, Kent State University, US Consulate General in Florence / Italian Consulate General in New York, Garibaldi Meucci Museum, The Union League Legacy Foundation

avis travellers' awards

best cultural festival

BERGEN ASSEMBLY
Bergen
Norway

LOFOTEN INTERNATIONAL
ART FESTIVAL 2019
Lofoten Islands,
Norway

DESERT X
Coachella Valley
California, USA

best emerging culture city

TBILISI
Georgia

MALAGA
Spain

MARRAKECH
Morocco

best art hotel

ARLATAN
Arles, France

THE FIFE ARMS HAUSER
& WIRTH Braemar,
Scotland

CAN 7
Formentera, Spain

climate smart award

NOT AN ALTERNATIVE
New York, Washington State,
Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh,
WASHINGTON DC, USA

THE CLIMATE MUSEUM
‎NEW YORK CITY, USA

Klimahaus Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven, Germany

Jockey Club Museum
of Climate Change

Hong kong, China

The best cultural initiative:
Bridging borders

To celebrate the first edition of the LCD Berlin Awards we are pleased to introduce a new category: “Best Cultural Initiative: Bridging Borders”. With this award we would like to honour outstanding achievements in arts and culture that foster an intercultural dialogue and create connections across borders.

The Barenboim-Said Akademie
Berlin, Germany

Awards Location

The Cultural quarter of Kulturforum

LCD BERLIN will take place at St. Matthäus church around the cultural quarter of Kulturforum, the new cultural district next to Potsdamer Platz. 

Address:
St. Matthäus Church
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin
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