Skirball Museum Receives Ohio Museums Association Visual Communications Award

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Skirball Museum on the historic Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion received a 2014 Visual Communications Award from the Ohio Museums Association at the organization’s annual conference in Cleveland in late March. 

The Visual Communication Competition recognizes creative excellence in printed and digital material for museums. Articles for submission can include: Annual Reports, Audio-Visual/Electronic Media, Books, Brochures, Catalogs, Campaigns, Education Materials, Fundraising Materials, Institutional Identity, Invitations/Announcements, Newsletters, Magazines, Posters, and Press Packs.   

The Skirball was honored with a Silver Award for the print piece that announced its fall exhibition, George S. Rosenthal, Daniel J. Ransohoff and Ben Rosen: Documenting Cincinnati’s Neighborhoods.” 

One of the oldest repositories of Jewish cultural artifacts in America, the Skirball Museum houses a core exhibition entitled An Eternal People: The Jewish Experience, comprised of seven thematic galleries that portray the cultural, historical, and religious heritage of the Jewish people; as well as special exhibitions.

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.