Gamar and Talented win Exhibitor Awards

Eleanor Mills, 09.11.2015
Visitors and delegates voted on best product and best stand at Birmingham 2015
The winners of this year's Exhibitor Awards at the Museums Association Conference and Exhibition were Gamar for best product and Talented for best stand.

Gamar's award was for developing a platform, which launched just three weeks ago, for museums to make and publish a game quickly and simply. The company has developed game apps for cultural institutions before, including the Gift for Athena app for the British Museum, where players can engage with the Parthenon Marbles by using the app, which gives them puzzles to solve.

Venu Tammabatula of Gamar said, “this new platform means that museums and galleries can create their own engaging games, to engage any audience.

“The award is very important to us and I’m very happy. It means a lot to us, because it validates that museums and galleries like this product and we hope it will help engage diverse audiences as a result.”

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Talented, a sustainable British tote bag company, won the award for best stand.

Louisa Noble of Talented said: “The bags and related giftware are all designed by Julia Gash, a designer in Sheffield, and can be customised to a museum’s specific design brief.

“I’m a bit overwhelmed with this award. It’s absolutely wonderful that MA conference delegates have voted for this, and it’s real recognition of our designer Julia’s talent. She’ll be very pleased when I tell her.”

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