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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.

48th

Marina Orlova

Marina Orlova

When I was a kid, I wanted friends really badly. Mostly because I had none. Will you be my friend? xoxo
Leonard R.
Leonard R. I nominate @hotforwords a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...Marina Orlova is soul smart and teacher-talent
pedantickarl
pedantickarl I nominate @HotForWords for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because Marina's unique style of teaching & passion
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
11 votes in education
5 votes in innovation
5 votes in etymology
3 votes in humor

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Justin Lantz

Justin Lantz

I like bikes.
Marija
Marija This is great RT @jblaster I nominate @parisreview for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because the interview snippets make my day.
The Paris Review
The Paris Review Thanks! RT @jblaster I nominate @parisreview for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because the interview snippets make my day.
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2 votes in culturalinstitution

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Cory Williams

Cory Williams

This is my year dammit! I won't be shit on, I will be THE SHIT!
Brandon Badgley
Brandon Badgley I nominate @smpfilms for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...he is a GOD on YT, lol & he inspires people
sara parker
sara parker I nominate @smpfilms for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because he inspires so many ppl...
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2 votes in culturalinstitution

48th
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Yetused

Yetused

Please sell $10,000 worth of stock – I have decided to live a mad and extravagant life.
no_imTHEDUDE
no_imTHEDUDE RT @warrenellis: Retweeting @yetused: "I nominate @warrenellis for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because I can't stand him. http://
Suzi Roberts
Suzi Roberts RT @warrenellis: Retweeting @yetused: "I nominate @warrenellis for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because I can't stand him. htt ...
Ian X.
Ian X. RT @warrenellis: Retweeting @yetused: "I nominate @warrenellis for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because I can't stand him. htt ...
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5 votes in culturalinstitution

48th
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Fantôme de l'Opéra

Fantôme de l'Opéra

Celebrating 100 years of Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (The Phantom of the Opera), first serialized in 1909 & published in 1910. Check here for all major Phantom news!
Sharon Cathcart
Sharon Cathcart I nominate @fantomedelopera for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they are promoting classic lit.
R.S.
R.S. I nominate @fantomedelopera for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because this story turns 100 years old in 2010.
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in design

48th
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Gaia Online

Gaia Online

The super official page for online hangout Gaia Online where staff members tweet about events, contests, new site content and office shenanigans.
Anya Carter
Anya Carter I nominate @gaiaonline for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... after 6 years I still come back daily.
Ashley White
Ashley White I nominate @gaiaonline for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... They are the best online website for fun
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2 votes in culturalinstitution

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lso

lso

Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor I nominate @LSO for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution,
Nancy HIll
Nancy HIll I nominate @LSO for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... great music and great tweets - they get it.
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2 votes in culturalinstitution

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Rania Al Abdullah

Rania Al Abdullah

A mum and a wife with a really cool day job...
Habib Haddad
Habib Haddad I nominate @QueenRania for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution ! You should too
Naima Zarga
Naima Zarga I nominate @QueenRania for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... I truly believe in her.
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in education
1 vote in nonprofit

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

vampire grillz official little monster gear
Abigail Garnett
Abigail Garnett I nominate @ladygaga for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because who is going to beat Gaga??
schmiss monster
schmiss monster I nominate @ladygaga for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because... she has a whore's forehead
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
130 votes in music
27 votes in celebrity
9 votes in fashion
7 votes in art

49th

San Diego Opera

San Diego Opera

We make music worth seeing!
BabFab
BabFab RT @sublimeinanity: I nominate @_SanDiegoOpera for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution
San Diego Opera
San Diego Opera RT @sublimeinanity: I nominate @_SanDiegoOpera for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they tweet opera history 2 tweets a da ...
Joan Foster
Joan Foster I nominate @_SanDiegoOpera for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they tweet opera history 2 tweets a day.
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3 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

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Kirwan Institute

Kirwan Institute

Changing the way we think and talk about race.
Jamaal Bell
Jamaal Bell RT @Mikhaill I nominate @kirwaninstitute 4 a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because evry1 should read race-talk.
Kirwan Institute
Kirwan Institute RT @mikhaill: I nominate @kirwaninstitute for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because everyone should read race-talk. http://bit. ...
Mikhail Lyubansky
Mikhail Lyubansky I nominate @kirwaninstitute for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because everyone should read race-talk.
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3 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

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AFI

AFI

Official Twitter of the American Film Institute
Nick DeMartino
Nick DeMartino RT @LadyJE: @ShortyVotes I nominate @AmericanFilm for a #shorty #culturalinstitution because they save films that define us
Jennifer E. Marshall
Jennifer E. Marshall @ShortyVotes I nominate @AmericanFilm for a #shorty #culturalinstitution because they save films that define us
AFI
AFI RT @LadyJE: I nominate @AmericanFilm for a #shorty #culturalinstitution because they save films that define us
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3 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

50th

Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum

Indoor & outdoor children's museum under the Golden Gate Bridge. Tweets by members of the Education and Communications departments
Just a Nerd
Just a Nerd I nominate @baykidsmuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because my daughter loved it there!
Discovery Museum
Discovery Museum I nominate @baykidsmuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because...
Monica Y Cruz
Monica Y Cruz RT @baykidsmuseum: I nominate @baykidsmuseum for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they nurture childhood creativity http:/ ...
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3 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

51st

Wyman Brent

Wyman Brent

Pass the bagel and lox. I am busy creating a new Jewish library in Vilna!
Moufflon Bookshop
Moufflon Bookshop RT @dafitoo: I nominate @JewishLibrary 4 a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution 'cause we simply need it open. #EU #education #books htt ...
Dawid Zysnarski
Dawid Zysnarski I nominate @JewishLibrary 4 a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution 'cause we simply need it open. #EU #education #books
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
2 votes in education
2 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric

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Lisa Middleton
Stratford Ontario
Stratford Ontario RT @acrossthebridge: I nominate @stratfest for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of thefab theatrical prod
Across the Bridge
Across the Bridge I nominate @stratfest for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of thefab theatrical productions! #stratford
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2 votes in culturalinstitution

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ComicAttack.net
ComicAttack.net
ComicAttack.net RT @drewdirector: I nominate @comicattack for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they are simply amazing.
Drew McCabe
Drew McCabe I nominate @comicattack for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because they are simply amazing.
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric

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Amelia

Amelia

Museophile, phytophile, and drinker of fine tea
Juliet Brain
Juliet Brain RT @sciencemuseum: @sparrow_bee @Artsmonkey1 @CatRushmore @gippopippo thanks for your Shorty Award nominations for #culturalinstitution ...
Science Museum
Science Museum @sparrow_bee @Artsmonkey1 @CatRushmore @gippopippo thanks for your Shorty Award nominations for #culturalinstitution
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2 votes in culturalinstitution

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Tara Agacayak

Tara Agacayak

Writer, Blogger, Ponderer, Problem-solver. I follow people who make me think, act, or laugh. Get my attention with an @.
Anastasia M. Ashman
Anastasia M. Ashman I nominate @TaraAgacayak for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because she fosters creative enterprise
OhMo
OhMo RT @Thandelike: sweet! RT @TaraAgacayak #shortyawards @Thandelike #Culturalinstitution creating provocative convos re. culture+identity: ...
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in art

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SMITH Magazine

SMITH Magazine

An online storytelling magazine and creators of the Six-Word Memoir project, sixwordmemoirs.com.
Piper Kerman
Piper Kerman RT @JahFurry: I nominate @smithmag for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it enables & encourages personal storytelling
Jeff Newelt
Jeff Newelt I nominate @smithmag for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because it enables & encourages personal storytelling
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2 votes in culturalinstitution

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SACultura

SACultura

Celebrating Hispanic culture in San Antonio
SACultura
SACultura RT @TargetLatino:I nominate @SACultura for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of its Hispanic cultural work
claudia havi goffan
claudia havi goffan I nominate @SACultura for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because of its Hispanic cultural work
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2 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in egocentric