Riga Ghetto Museum homepage revamp vies for Webby Award

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Science nominated the recently-relaunched Riga Ghetto & Latvian Holocaust Museum Website for a Webby Award in the category of Websites: Cultural Institutions.

The Webby Awards is the Internet's most respected symbol of success, drawing nearly 13,000 entries from more than 60 countries worldwide this year.

The Minneapolis-based Olson creative agency has served the Riga Ghetto Museum on a pro bono basis since 2013. In April 2014, on Holocaust Memorial Day Olson and the Riga Ghetto Museum launched this new website that features survivor stories along with an interactive tour of the Riga Ghetto. This digital experience allowed anyone in the world to literally walk the sixteen blocks of the Riga Ghetto and experience more stories from the time.

In a statement Olson’s Chief Creative Officer, Dennis Ryan said:  “The Webby Award Nomination is a huge honor, because it promotes the Riga Ghetto Museum’s message of tolerance on a truly global stage.”

This nomination puts The Riga Ghetto Museum in the running for the Internet’s two highly coveted awards: The Webby and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Winners are chosen by an Academy, whose newest members include Arianna Huffington, David Bowie, Richard Branson and Tumblr founder David Karp. The Webby People’s Voice Award is just as desirable, since winners are selected by the general public, voting online. To find out more and vote in the Webby People’s Voice Award visit its site HERE.

 

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