Society for the History of Technology has chosen the Finnish Museum of Games to receive the 2018 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits. This is the first time the award was given to a museum in Finland.
The award committee stated that “the sophisticated exhibition explores the evolution of video game technologies and gaming culture. Striking a balance between local and international histories, the curators chose to emphasize the specific contributions of Finnish companies and consumers rather than recapitulate established narratives that focus on the United States and Japan.”
The Finnish Museum of Games opened in January 2017 in Tampere and it showcases the history of gaming in Finland, from the board games of the 1800s to the modern video games. The main exhibition has 100 mostly playable games with over 70 running videogames created by the Finnish game developers, indie developers and hobbyists.
More information: http://vapriikki.fi/en/pelimuseo/