The Lemelson Center is proud to announce that the Places of Invention exhibition has want the Society for the History of Technology's Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits. Established in 1985 through the generosity of Bern Dibner, the Dibner Award recognizes museum exhibits that interpret the history of technology, industry, and engineering to the general public. From the Dibner criteria: "Winning exhibits, in addition to being well designed and produced, should raise pertinent historical issues. Artifacts and images should be used in a manner that interests, teaches, and stimulates both the general public and historians.”
The Places of Invention exhibition was led by project director Monica Smith and was co-curatored by Joyce Bedi, Laurel Fritzsch Belman, and Eric Hintz. Lemelson Center director emeritus Arthur Molella and Anna Karvellas co-edited the companion book published by Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.