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The Year's Best Cultural Institution on Twitter

For museums, galleries, theaters, orchestras, or any other type of cultural institution. See also #art

Culturalinstitution Leaders - The Shorty Awards - The best producers of real-time, short form content on Twitter(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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Winner

The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences will use a combination of criteria to select the winner from among the finalists, including the number of votes, the reasons given in nominations, answers to the Shorty Interview (which you can still take here) and the content of the finalists' tweets.

1st

Jonah Holland

Jonah Holland
Finalist

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about plants + marvel at nature. Stay connected to the Garden, even when you're not here!
Cabañas en Pucon
Cabañas en Pucon I recommend @lewisginter in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because...
psy333che
psy333che I recommend @lewisginter in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because...
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @lewisginter in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because my dog and daughter love the garden!
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234 votes in culturalinstitution
12 votes in rva
1 vote in culturalinstitutions
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in bacon

2nd

Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Zoo
Finalist

The Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals from around the globe – including more than 200 endangered or threatened species
Shelby Lynn Dunkel
Shelby Lynn Dunkel the @PhoenixZoo is a #culturalinstitution that works to preserve and serve the world around us!
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @PhoenixZoo in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because they have Happy Cheetahs!!
annettepedersen
annettepedersen I recommend @PhoenixZoo in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because they have Happy Cheetahs!!
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236 votes in culturalinstitution
9 votes in zoo
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in culturalinstition
1 vote in ff

3rd

RSC

RSC
Finalist

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) based in Stratford-upon-Avon but perform worldwide,
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I vote for @TheRSC for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...they make Shakespear a lot less scary!
Mystic
Mystic I vote for @TheRSC for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...they produce brilliant theater.
Jacinta Murphy
Jacinta Murphy I vote for @TheRSC for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...they make Shakespear a lot less scary!
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117 votes in culturalinstitution
2 votes in art
1 vote in other
1 vote in cultural
1 vote in sports

4th

Editora Novitas

Editora Novitas
Finalist

Tudo se encontra no site! Visite!
grace olsson
grace olsson I recommend @Editoranovitas in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because...
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @Editoranovitas in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because its´important for culture
Scriptus
Scriptus I recommend @Editoranovitas in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because its´important for culture
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125 votes in culturalinstitution
3 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric

5th

Reduced Shakespeare

Reduced Shakespeare
Finalist

Making long topics short and tweet. (Chief Twit: Austin Tichenor)
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I vote for @reduced for a #culturalinstitution Shorty Award because, through comedy, they're making Shakespeare + histo
Deborah
Deborah I recommend @reduced in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because...
Nathan Huddleston
Nathan Huddleston I vote for @reduced for a #culturalinstitution Shorty Award because, through comedy, they're making Shakespeare + history relevant to youth.
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113 votes in culturalinstitution
6 votes in humor
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in food
1 vote in education

6th

Poetry Society

Poetry Society
Finalist

Poetry, I too, like it
dolly ragworth
dolly ragworth I recommend @Poetry_Society in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because...
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @Poetry_Society in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because...poetry is vital in our lives!
Tiferet Journal
Tiferet Journal I recommend @Poetry_Society in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because...poetry is vital in our lives!
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101 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in news
1 vote in egocentric

7th

amhistorymuseum

amhistorymuseum

Real Stories. Real Stuff. At the National Museum of American History. Read our blog: http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu
JMR
JMR I vote for @amhistorymuseum for Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution 'cause they make interactive history daily
Angela Twaroski
Angela Twaroski I nominate @amhistorymuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... where would we be without history?
Lisa Butler
Lisa Butler I nominate @amhistorymuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...it is our nation's cultural treasure!
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52 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in steampunk

8th

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

Victor Samra (Digital Media/Marketing @ MoMA, aka @vsamra3) at the easel. Please send us questions or comments by placing @MuseumModernArt in your tweet.
Hosting Coupons
Hosting Coupons I nominate @MuseumModernArt for Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it's informative, entertaining+friendly.
Lesa Griffith
Lesa Griffith I nominate @MuseumModernArt for Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it's informative, entertaining+friendly.
Larry Fellows III
Larry Fellows III I nominate @MuseumModernArt for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution
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44 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in art

9th

London Symphony Orch

London Symphony Orch

Full-on symphony orchestra based in London UK and the world. LSO tweeters are Jo (website), Gav (LSO Live), Gareth (Flute), Jemma (Orch man)
Phyllis
Phyllis I vote for @londonsymphony for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...they recorded with Frank Zappa
Maija Papaija
Maija Papaija I nominate @londonsymphony for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they rock ;-)
Maya Graziella Delic
Maya Graziella Delic I nominate @londonsymphony for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...
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37 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in popstartooperastar
1 vote in culturalinstituti
1 vote in music

10th

The Women's Museum

The Women's Museum

Women's history museum highlighting heroines and stories from 1500 to the present. My name is Alyssa and it's nice to tweet you!
Debra L Davis
Debra L Davis I vote for @TheWomensMuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...they highlight women's history.
The Fairmont Dallas
The Fairmont Dallas I voted for @TheWomensMuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution - you should too!
Orna Ross
Orna Ross @thewomensmuseum has my vote for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution for breaking the silence of centuries
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37 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in nonprofit
1 vote in egocentric

11th

Alex

Alex

web project manager, #ukrtweet, Ъ, пророкъ
Mikola Volkov
Mikola Volkov I vote for @u02 for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... он любит настоящий цирк
Dmitry
Dmitry I vote for @u02 for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... he is best !!!
StilusBiz
StilusBiz I vote for @u02 for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... made in USSR
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34 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in humor
1 vote in egocentric

12th

San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo

The mission of the San Francisco Zoo is to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action.
edward donnan
edward donnan I nominate @sfzoo for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of their diverse collection of animals! RT to show your support!
James W. Ash
James W. Ash RT @DashSF: I nominate @sfzoo for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of their diverse collection of animals! RT to show your ...
Michele Hudson
Michele Hudson I nominate @sfzoo for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of their diverse collection of animals! RT to show your support!
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33 votes in culturalinstitution
14 votes in zoo
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in education
1 vote in news

13th

The Paris Review
Aurora Gray
Aurora Gray I nominate @parisreview for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because their lit quotes distill creativity into 140
Word Bandit
Word Bandit I nominate @parisreview for Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they've the best literature quotes on Twitter.
Christine Naugle
Christine Naugle I nominate @parisreview for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they are the American Literary Institution!
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20 votes in culturalinstitution

14th

Mustache Institute

Mustache Institute

The austere American Mustache Institute is the only facial hair advocacy organization and think tank in the world.
jk5027a
jk5027a I nominate@MustacheTalk fora ShortyAward in #culturalinstitution because I ♥ staches. Campy and redneck @ the same ti
DeQuan Shanks
DeQuan Shanks I nominate @MustacheTalk for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... i love my fu manchu
Samuel peix
Samuel peix I nominate @MustacheTalk for Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution for fighting vs shaved-upper-lip ignorance.
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19 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

15th

poetrymagazine

poetrymagazine

TRY POETRY
Mark Jason Weston
Mark Jason Weston I vote for @poetrymagazine for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...
Saxon Henry
Saxon Henry I vote for @poetrymagazine for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...
Kirsten Nørgaard
Kirsten Nørgaard I nominate @poetrymagazine for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...I love poetry
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24 votes in culturalinstitution

16th

Ohio Historical Soc.

Ohio Historical Soc.

The Ohio Historical Society, founded in 1885, helps Ohioans connect with the past and create a better future.
jeffrey_r
jeffrey_r I nominate @OhioHistory for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because I learn something every time they tweet.
Heather
Heather I nominate @OhioHistory for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they do so much good with so little funding.
Stephanie Patton
Stephanie Patton I nominate @OhioHistory for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...
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17 votes in culturalinstitution

17th

Monterey Aquarium

Monterey Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is your window to the wonders of the ocean . It’s home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies, and thousands of other marine animals
Kelly A. Flinn
Kelly A. Flinn I vote for @MontereyAq for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...they r the best AQ in the world w/gr8t site
Ken Peterson
Ken Peterson "Shorty Award" voting, http://bit.ly/86Ez... RT: I vote for @MontereyAq for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because....
Monterey Aquarium
Monterey Aquarium Vote for a "Shorty Award" http://bit.ly/86Ez... Retweet: I vote for @montereyaq for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because....
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30 votes in culturalinstitution
2 votes in zoo
1 vote in egocentric

18th

Randy Cohen
Sami
Sami I vote for @rsc for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because everyone should enjoy the best way experience shakes
Cecily Kiester
Cecily Kiester I nominate @RSC for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because I love that chain ferry across from the CY theater.
Matthew
Matthew I nominate @RSC for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they work tirelessly for the Great Bard
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16 votes in culturalinstitution

19th

Queens Museum of Art

Queens Museum of Art

We're the Queens Museum. Tweeting art, activism, events, fun. We love diversity and art. Pleasure to tweet you. It's Nora typing the tweets.
susan
susan I vote for @QueensMuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it proves art also exists beyond "the city"
Forest Hills
Forest Hills I nominate @QueensMuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they had craziest sea battle
Nicole Bode
Nicole Bode I nominate @QueensMuseum for Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because their programming lineup has serious cojones http://bit.ly/80Mp...
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15 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in nonprofit
1 vote in egocentric

20th

Flamengo

Flamengo

Twitter oficial do Clube de Regatas do Flamengo. Mantido pela equipe do site oficial (FlaMarketing)
Rogerio Reis Jr
Rogerio Reis Jr RT @CarolGodefroid: I nominate @CR_Flamengo for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because Flamengo é alta cultura e mulambagem. htt ...
Caue Gatto [CRF]
Caue Gatto [CRF] I nominate @CR_Flamengo for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... pq sim =)
Carlos da Silva
Carlos da Silva I nominate @CR_Flamengo for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...the worlds need more roots. Flamengo is it
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14 votes in culturalinstitution
290 votes in sports
6 votes in penta
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in design