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THE LCD AWARDS 

Leading culture destinations CELEBRATE THE BEST ESTABLISHED and EMERGING CULTURE DESTINATIONS WORLDWIDE. each year THE LCD AWARDS SHINES A LIGHT
ON THE MOST IMPACTFUL CULTURAL ACTIVATIONS from those INSTITUTIONS and ORGANISATIONS SHAPING TOMORROW'S WORLd. 

THE 2018 AWARDS WILL TAKE PLACE IN LONDON, ON FRIDAY, THE 28TH OF SEPTEMBER.


THE Selection process
OUR SHORTLIST IS DRAWN UP FROM THE NOMINATIONS OF OUR AMBASSADORS, OUR OWN EXHAUSTIVE RESEARCH, and THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE WORLD’S LEADING CULTURAL PLANNING CONSULTANCY: LORD CULTURAL RESOURCES. Once the shortlist is refined to three institutions per category, the Jury casts its final vote to declare the winner in each category.

MEET THE 2018 JURY HERE:

 
 

best exhibition

KEITH HARING

STEDELIJK MUSEUM

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

 

PHILIPPE PARRENO

GROPIUS BAU

BERLIN, GERMANY

 

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

'AMONG FRIENDS'

MOMA

NEW YORK, USA

 

best architecture

ZEITZ MOCAA

HEATHERWICK STUDIO

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

PARACAS MUSEUM

BARCLAY & CROUSSE

PARACAS, PERU

YSL MUSEUM

STUDIO KO

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

 

BEST RESTAURANT

otium

broad museum

los angeles, usa

the garden cafe

garden museum

london, uk

aura

national gallery

singapore

 

best shop

national gallery

singapore

v&a museum

london, uk

mumok museum

vienna, austria

 

best digital experience

mori building digital art

museum: epson teamlab

borderless

tokyo, japan

 

immersion room

cooper hewitt museum

New York, usa

pepper programme

smithsonian

Washington DC, usa

 

  new culture destinations       of the year

EUROPE

national museum of

contemporary art 

athens, greece

fondation carmignac

porquerolles island, france

the marshall house

reykjavik, iceland

 

North America

institute for contemporary art

at vcu

richmond, usa

museum of contemporary art

toronto, canada

remai modern

saskatoon, canada

 

Latin America

museum of underwater

archaeology

campeche, mexico

paracas museum

paracas, peru

 
 

africa/ Middle East/ uae

LOUVRE ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi, UAE

ZEITZ MOCAA

Cape Town, South Africa

YSL MUSEUM

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

 

asia pacific

yayoi kusama museum

tokyo, japan

design society

shenzhen, china

tai kwun

hong kong

 

        SOFT POWER DESTINATIONS            of the year

 

best activation

susan philipsz: 'who by fire'

valletta 2018, european

capital of culture, malta

'bursting at the seams' 

philippine detention centers

ayala museum

makati, philippines

 

 

'Deaccessioning to Diversify'

baltimore museum of art

baltimore, usa

 

best cultural organisation

museum of tomorrow

rio de janeiro, brazil

museum of vancouver

vancouver, canada

louvre abu dhabi

Abu Dhabi, uae

 

best cultural district

maboneng precinct,

johannesburg, South Africa

fogo island

newfoundland, canada

knowledge quarter

london, uk

 

 

AVIS TRAVELLERS' AWARDS 

 

BEST ART HOTEL OF THE YEAR 

chateau la coste

le puy-sainte-reparade,

france

 

le royal monceau raffles

paris, france

detroit foundation hotel

detroit, usa

 

emerging culture city of the year

medellin, colombia

lisbon, portugal

Abu Dhabi, uae

 

best cultural nomad of the year

lost with purpose

art weekenders 

petite passport

time travel turtle

neil hennessy-vass

wanderlustingk

 

THE CLIMATE SMART AWARD

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SUNx

the climate museum

New York, usa

the science express

india

Hangzhou low carbon lcd awards

the hangzhou low carbon

science & technology museum

hangzhou, china 

 
 

    EXPERIENTIAL DESTINATIONS       of the year

 

best LGBT DESTINATION

VALLETTA

MALTA

 

seville

spain

 

tel aviv

israel

 

best festival destination

exit

serbia

burning man

nevada, usa

hideout

croatia

 

best luxury destination

New Zealand

dubai

South Africa

 

best food destination

bordeaux

france

san sebastian

spain

tokyo

japan

 

best smart destination

norway

 

Sri Lanka

spain

 

best Silk Road destination

greece

turkey

uzbekistan

 

2018 AWARDS PARTNERS