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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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44th

JFK__1960

JFK__1960

On the campaign trail with John F. Kennedy -- 50 years later. Experience the day-to-day workings of JFK's road to the White House. A project of the JFK Library.
kengetty
kengetty I nominate @JFK__1960 for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because this is one of the best history projects I hav
Kristie Helms
Kristie Helms RT @ashmont: I nominate @jfk__1960 (JFK Library) for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution. Tweeting 1960 campaign!
Jimmy Ether
Jimmy Ether RT @ashmont: I nominate @jfk__1960 (JFK Library) for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution. Tweeting 1960 campaign is innovative. http: ...
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5 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in sexiesttwitterer

45th

HistoricalMuseumSFla

HistoricalMuseumSFla

The Historical Museum of Southern Florida tells the stories of South Florida and the Caribbean.
LauderdaleBeach Info
LauderdaleBeach Info I nominate @HMSF for a #Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it's a fascinating institution. (I've been there.)
Robert
Robert RT @HMSF: We could use your help to nominate @HMSF for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because we're awesome!
cecilia d. slesnick
cecilia d. slesnick RT @HMSF: We could use your help to nominate @HMSF for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because we're awesome!
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4 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

45th
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Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial is the UK's leading festival of Contemporary Visual Art.
Debbie James
Debbie James RT @UpForArts: RT @biennial Please help us and nominate us for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution http://ow.ly/11qSs
catharinebraithwaite
catharinebraithwaite I nominate @biennial for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution as it chooses the artists other biennials show later
Caz Ramsay
Caz Ramsay I nominate @biennial for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they put Liverpool on the artistic map.
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4 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in art

45th
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iluvblackwomen

iluvblackwomen

Encourage, Enlighten and Empower
Ninapilar
Ninapilar RT @PRProPam: I vote for @iluvblackwomen for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution : positive&inspirin g2 ALL cultures
PRProPam Pam Purifoy
PRProPam Pam Purifoy I vote for @iluvblackwomen for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because he's positive & inspiring to ALL cultures
tylergillies
tylergillies RT @gwensutton: I nominate @iluvblackwomen for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because he's fair, informative & shares great inf...
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127 votes in culturalinstitution
10 votes in blck
8 votes in blackness
7 votes in blacknews
1 vote in journalist

46th

Adelante!

Adelante!

successful and exciting ASU experience with awareness of resources, life long friendships, networking n service opportunities, & a 2nd family. :)
MSS at ASU
MSS at ASU RT @Adelante_ASU: I nominate @Adelante_ASU for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution b/c they are making a difference everday! http (co ...
Adelante!
Adelante! I nominate @Adelante_ASU for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution b/c they are making a difference everday! http (cont) http://tl.gd/503g0
Samantha Quinones
Samantha Quinones I nominate @Adelante_ASU for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution b/c they are making a difference everday!
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3 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

46th
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whedonesque

whedonesque

NOT Joss Whedon's blog
Johny Ho
Johny Ho I nominate @whedonesque for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it's one of the most powerful communities in the web.
Cpanel Hosting
Cpanel Hosting RT @cabri: I nominate @whedonesque for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... it's the center of the Whedon universe. http://bit.
cabri
cabri I nominate @whedonesque for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... it's the center of the Whedon universe.
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3 votes in culturalinstitution
31 votes in art
3 votes in news
1 vote in nonprofit
1 vote in whedonism

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Sara Lima

Sara Lima

Editor of Comicvine.com and lover of cookies, coffee, Batman and Namor :]
Liam Brown
Liam Brown I nominate @batgirlbabs for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... she's the shortest short RT content girl!
Sara Lima
Sara Lima RT @timmhenson: I nominate @batgirlbabs for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... comic book girls are hot.
Timm Henson
Timm Henson I nominate @batgirlbabs for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... comic book girls are hot.
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3 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

46th
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Orkney Library
Sweaty Etty
Sweaty Etty I vote for @orkneylibrary for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution a 24hr informative and entertaining service
Orkney Library
Orkney Library RT @sweynh: I vote for @OrkneyLibrary for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of real engagement with community http://bit.ly/sho
Sweyn Hunter
Sweyn Hunter I vote for @OrkneyLibrary for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of real engagement with community
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3 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

46th
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de Young Museum

de Young Museum

Andrew F. tweeting for the de Young and its sister museum, the Legion of Honor
de Young Museum
de Young Museum RT @dana_dana: I nominate @deyoungmuseum for a Shorty Award, #culturalinstitution because the art, the building, the gardens inspire fro ...
dana_dana
dana_dana I nominate @deyoungmuseum for a Shorty Award, #culturalinstitution because the art, the building, the gardens inspire from near and far.
Andrew Fox
Andrew Fox I nominate @deyoungmuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it's an awesome Bay Area arts resource!
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3 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

47th

metmuseum
Charleen Barila
Charleen Barila I nominate @metmuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because a day lost inside the Met is just sheer bliss
Jaynesgirl
Jaynesgirl I nominate @metmuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it will always be my favorite place to go in N
Lee Semel
Lee Semel I nominate @metmuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...
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3 votes in culturalinstitution

48th

Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons

I write the Sports Guy column and host the BS Report podcast for ESPN.com. My latest book (The Book of Basketball) came out in October '09.
Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith I nominate @sportsguy33 for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because he DEFINES pop culture, and blows my... mind
John Marsland-Pettit
John Marsland-Pettit I nominate @sportsguy33 for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because he is a cultural institution
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
695 votes in sports
3 votes in 1
2 votes in h
2 votes in humor

48th
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TheBloggess

TheBloggess

I have friends in spite of myself.
Bad Guy Zero
Bad Guy Zero I vote for @TheBloggess for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because she's cultural AND an institution.
Elisa
Elisa I nominate @thebloggess for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because, well, she is one :-)
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
277 votes in humor
21 votes in customerservice
19 votes in government
7 votes in blogger

48th
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KSC Visitor Complex

KSC Visitor Complex

A day of fun, a lifetime of inspiration! Witness history and history in the making at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, east of Orlando.
A Geek Mom (Shannon)
A Geek Mom (Shannon) I nominate @ExploreSpaceKSC for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they share the NASA story & history.
Andrea Farmer
Andrea Farmer I nominate @ExploreSpaceKSC for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they share the NASA story.
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2 votes in culturalinstitution

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Art Institute

Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago is the second largest art museum in the USA housing a world-renowned encyclopedic collection. Tweets by Jocelin in Public Affairs.
Katie Rahn
Katie Rahn I nominate @artinstitutechi for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... the ando gallery is the place to be.
leah hansen
leah hansen I nominate @artinstitutechi for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it's the best art museum in the U.S.
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in art

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Miss Scorpio

Miss Scorpio

NYC events/parties/shows/freebie recos + Miss S' adventures around town. Get on mailing list for full weekly listings.
Miss Scorpio
Miss Scorpio Aw! Thank you :) RT @CynthVonBuhler: I nominate @gemini_scorpio for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because she gives good party.
Cynthia von Buhler
Cynthia von Buhler I nominate @gemini_scorpio for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because she gives good party.
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

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slave
Ashley Carter
Ashley Carter I nominate @iloveblackwomen for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...his tweets r very informative and empo
Juanita Cash-Hawkins
Juanita Cash-Hawkins I nominate @iloveblackwomen for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...of his comittment to our people!
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2 votes in culturalinstitution

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BridePOP WeddingBlog

BridePOP WeddingBlog

a forward thinking blog about wedding-related topics written by a community of brides and brides-to-be in all stages of planning.
Susan
Susan I'm nominating @BridePOP for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they are a positive force in the wedding industry
Michael Eller
Michael Eller I nominate @bridepop for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they are an amazing resource for weddings! (PLEASE HELP BY RTing)
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
29 votes in weddingindustry
12 votes in weddings
1 vote in shortyaward

48th
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William Gibson
iwoj
iwoj #shortyawards @GreatDismal #culturalinstitution Because Bill Gibson is practically an institution to those of us who follow his tweets.
Vicki Hurst
Vicki Hurst I nominated @GreatDismal for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because he gives me NEW ways to see the world
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
2 votes in literature

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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

The line-a-day diary entries of John Quincy Adams, beginning with his journey to Russia on 5 August 1809. A project of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
B Bates
B Bates I nominate @JQAdams_MHS for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...Twitter's so perfect for JQA's daily diary
Bridget Leahy
Bridget Leahy I nominate @JQAdams_MHS for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution for showing a 200-year-old travel diary written as we tweet today.
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2 votes in culturalinstitution

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RM Foundation

RM Foundation

we advocate for the well-being of children in critical areas such as social justice,education n health.we fight human trafficking
Rose Santiago
Rose Santiago I nominate @RM_foundation for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...the best
S. Martin
S. Martin I nominate @RM_Foundation for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it helps children
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
10 votes in nonprofit