The Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits was established in 1985, through the generosity of Bern Dibner, to recognize excellence in museums and museum exhibits that interpret the history of technology, industry, and engineering to the general public. 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.
2005 recipient : "Locomotion—The National Railway Museum at Shildon," County Durham, England; head curator Janice Murray. Honorable mention: "No.1 Pump Station," Mundaring Weir, Western Australia.