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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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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.

21st

National Film Board

National Film Board

Documentary and Animated Films from NFB.ca. News, updates and human tweets by @mattforsythe.
Arthur Yee
Arthur Yee I nominate @thenfb for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution cuz their colours, sights and sounds shaped my childhood.
Alissa Sadler
Alissa Sadler I nominate @thenfb for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they make Canada & Canadian film awesome.
Jennifer L
Jennifer L I nominate @thenfb for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution for their work, and their use of digital technology in delivering it to us.
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12 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

22nd

Sniff Petrol

Sniff Petrol

Orangey car-based nonsense
Ian Weddell
Ian Weddell I nominate @sniffpetrol for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution for his production of Hamlet starring Adrian Sutil.
Stuart Coyle
Stuart Coyle I nominate @sniffpetrol for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because F1 comedy is important to the world.
Richard Chambers
Richard Chambers I nominate @sniffpetrol for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because twitter is sniffs bitch, and he spanked it.
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10 votes in culturalinstitution
269 votes in humor
12 votes in sweatygrunting
4 votes in sports
2 votes in hilarious_bullshitting

23rd

Derby QUAD

Derby QUAD

QUAD is a cinema, gallery, café bar and workshop on the Market Place in Derby, UK
Julian Hawksworth
Julian Hawksworth RT @derbyquad: Do you like @derbyquad 's tweets? Then vote for us in the Shorty Awards http://shortyaward... under #culturalinstitution T
Derby QUAD
Derby QUAD Do you like @derbyquad 's tweets? Then vote for us in the Shorty Awards http://shortyaward... under #culturalinstitution Thanks :-)
Ed Kennedy
Ed Kennedy RT @derbyquad: Do you like @derbyquad 's tweets? Then vote for us in the Shorty Awards http://shortyaward... under #culturalinstitution
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12 votes in culturalinstitution
2 votes in culturalinstit
1 vote in art
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in culturalinstituti

23rd
(tie)

Royal Opera House
Júlia Toniolo
Júlia Toniolo I nominate @RoyalOperaHouse for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...
Fi Magill
Fi Magill RT @simonmagill: I nominate @royaloperahouse for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because Twitteropera was just brilliant! http:// ...
Alexa Chipman
Alexa Chipman I nominate @RoyalOperaHouse for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because their dancers are true artists!
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12 votes in culturalinstitution

24th

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

British Actor, Writer, Lord of Dance, Prince of Swimwear & Blogger
Nick Bain
Nick Bain I nominate @StephenFry for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because he is simply amazing
Holden Colin Evans
Holden Colin Evans I nominate @stephenfry for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...
Marta Bernstein
Marta Bernstein I nominate @StephenFry for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because I love how he uses the English language
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10 votes in culturalinstitution
467 votes in celebrity
22 votes in humor
7 votes in art
7 votes in sports

25th

National Aquarium

National Aquarium

The National Aquarium inspires people to enjoy, respect, and protect the aquatic world.
Bianca Violante
Bianca Violante I nominate @NatlAquarium for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of its respect for ocean life. (#mghclient) http://bit.ly/c4Py...
Jenna Costa Deedy
Jenna Costa Deedy I nominate @NatlAquarium for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they let us have a passion for sea life.
Joan Weytze
Joan Weytze I nominate @NatlAquarium for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because I love the oceans!
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9 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in zoo

25th
(tie)

Intrepid Museum
trent oliver
trent oliver I nominate @IntrepidMuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...It is fun and educational
Tracy Sandford
Tracy Sandford I nominate @IntrepidMuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it inspires me
Patrick Gormley
Patrick Gormley I nominate @IntrepidMuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution cause its the most inspiring adventure in America
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9 votes in culturalinstitution

26th

ajproc

ajproc

I am an Artist Activist and Love Doctor
Gregg Ferguson
Gregg Ferguson I nominate @ajproc for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution for his lifetime commitment to #yyc Cultural Community.
Calgary Singles
Calgary Singles RT @donnamct: I Nominate @ajproc for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution for his lifetime commitment to #yyc Cultural Community. htt ...
Donna McTaggart
Donna McTaggart I Nominate @ajproc for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution for his lifetime commitment to #yyc Cultural Community.
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9 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in celebrity
1 vote in yyc

27th

Brooklyn Historical

Brooklyn Historical

BHS is a museum, library, and educational center dedicated to 400 years of Brooklyn! Who tweets? Todd in the education department.
Brooklyn Historical
Brooklyn Historical RT @wreckobecko: I nominate @brooklynhistory for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution bc they keep me updated on history and whats happeni
Becky Laughner
Becky Laughner I nominate @brooklynhistory for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution bc they keep me updated on history and whats happening in my hood
Kayla Goodson
Kayla Goodson I nominate @brooklynhistory for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it's such a rewarding job.
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8 votes in culturalinstitution
2 votes in music
1 vote in egocentric

28th

twitteruser
Aisha
Aisha I vote for @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... it's a well-tended and fascinating place
Rachel Megan Barker
Rachel Megan Barker I vote for @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because "steeped in culture" is an understatement!
Sandra Quick
Sandra Quick I vote for @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...I love ginger nuts!
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8 votes in culturalinstitution
107 votes in music
57 votes in celebrity
55 votes in customerservice
49 votes in nonprofit

29th

Science Museum

Science Museum

Bringing science to life, and life to science... welcome to the Science Museum. Peer, Marivanna and Susannah in Marketing/Web welcome you and write the tweets.
Amelia
Amelia I nominate @sciencemuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because I <3 connecting with it from 17000km away
Juliet Brain
Juliet Brain I nominate @sciencemuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it offers the most fun 2be had in a museum
Cat Rushmore
Cat Rushmore I nominate @sciencemuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they sparked my interest in HSTM
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7 votes in culturalinstitution

30th

Smithsonian

Smithsonian

The world's largest museum complex & research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.
David Harrity
David Harrity RT @tericee: I nominate @smithsonian for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they help me learn & their museums are FREE http ...
Teri Centner
Teri Centner I nominate @smithsonian for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they help me learn & their museums are FREE
jennifer van wie
jennifer van wie I nominate @smithsonian for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of their efforts in research & art
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8 votes in culturalinstitution

31st

stan lee

stan lee

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, X-Men, etc.
|Jessica|
|Jessica| I nominate @smilinstanlee for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because he is Stan Lee. nuffsaid.
Felicia Hardy
Felicia Hardy I nominate @SmilinStanLee for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because he's a true visionary. (Handsome, too!)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man Don't forget! Vote @Smilinstanlee a #Culturalinstitution at the Shorty Awards! Www.shortyawards.c... - Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.
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7 votes in culturalinstitution
10 votes in celebrity
2 votes in humor

32nd

Whitney Museum

Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum houses one of the world's foremost collections of contemporary American art. Gretchen in the marketing dept. is the gal behind the tweets.
Susannah Edelbaum
Susannah Edelbaum I recommend @whitneymuseum in the Shorty Award category #culturalinstitution because their tweets are rad.
Valerie Sullivan
Valerie Sullivan I nominate @whitneymuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... of the Whitney Biennial-- HELLO!
jeff
jeff I nominate @whitneymuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because Gertrude VW would dig Twitter.
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10 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

33rd

Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse

I live outside the Nottingham Playhouse. Home to bold, thrilling and world-class theatre. Call Box Office on 0115 9419419
Derek Graham
Derek Graham I nominate @SkyMirror for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it reflects what's up at Nottingham Playhouse
Stephanie Sirr
Stephanie Sirr RT @SkyMirror: Please nominate Nottingham Playhouse aka @SkyMirror for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution. http://tinyurl.com...
Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas I nominate Nottingham Playhouse aka @SkyMirror for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution. http://tinyurl.com...
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7 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

34th

Hōkūle‘a Crew

Hōkūle‘a Crew

Hōkūle‘a crew training for sail around the world using only traditional Hawaiian navigation. Our mission: Helping to navigate toward a more sustainable future.
Kofi Ade
Kofi Ade RT @hehawaiiau: I nominate @HokuleaWWV for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they will sail a canoe around the globe
Dr. Kehaulani Watson
Dr. Kehaulani Watson I nominate @HokuleaWWV for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they will sail a canoe around the globe
Raincoast Images
Raincoast Images I nominate @HokuleaWWV for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they sail for peace, caring, a healthy world
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6 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in innovation

35th

NC Stage - Charlie

NC Stage - Charlie

Asheville's professional theatre producing compelling plays in an intimate, funky venue.
Neela Munoz
Neela Munoz Nominates @ncstage 4 a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution. They, like #Avl, are ALL about creative expression & risk!
Wendy Hayes
Wendy Hayes I nominate @ncstage for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of their committment to excellence!
Jamie Shell
Jamie Shell I nominate @ncstage for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they bring innovative theatre to a small area!
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5 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

36th

Ivete Sangalo

Ivete Sangalo

Twitter Oficial da cantora brasileira Ivete Sangalo. Twitter atualizado pela própria Ivete e pela equipe do seu site.
Natasha Altrian
Natasha Altrian I nominate @ivetesangalo for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...she is very good
Mariana
Mariana I nominate @ivetesangalo for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...merecee
Natielle Chalub
Natielle Chalub I nominate @ivetesangalo for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... melhor em tudo que faz !
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6 votes in culturalinstitution
2,077 votes in music
2,036 votes in celebrity
555 votes in design
549 votes in customerservice

37th

honoluluacademy

honoluluacademy

HAA is Hawai‘i’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs with more than 50,000 works of art. At the keyboard are Lesa G. and Sabrina V.
Lesa Griffith
Lesa Griffith I nominate @HonoluluAcademy for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...Tyler Green likes 'em.
Sabrina
Sabrina I nominate @honoluluacademy for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they keep me updated on my fav museum!
TrishaGoldberg
TrishaGoldberg I nominate @honoluluacademy for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they offer art info that's witty+useful
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5 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

37th
(tie)

Claudia Leitte

Claudia Leitte

www.claudialeitte.com.br Acesse o site e conheça #FAMO$A, o novo single da cantora.
Cláudia Leitte News
Cláudia Leitte News I nominate @ClaudiaLeitte for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because SHE IS is the best singer and great person
Iago Mota
Iago Mota I nominate @ClaudiaLeitte for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because..THE BEST
Aline Falcão
Aline Falcão I nominate @ClaudiaLeitte for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... @missleitte
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5 votes in culturalinstitution
941 votes in design
830 votes in celebrity
622 votes in customerservice
590 votes in music