Meet Vincent van Gogh officially awarded with prestigious 2017 Thea Award for best ‘Immersive Touring Museum Exhibit’

Managing Directors of the Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience Adriaan Dönszelmann (left) and Peter Tabernal (right) presenting the prestigious Thea Award statue.

Saturday April 22, 2017, the Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience took the stage with some of the best-known names in the attractions industry at the 2017 Thea Awards Gala in Anaheim, California USA. Here, Meet Vincent van Gogh was officially awarded with a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for ‘Immersive Touring Museum Exhibit’. The annual awards gala, organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), celebrates the most ground-breaking projects and innovative technologies in themed entertainment.


The Thea Committee on the Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience: The exhibit elevates the museum experience from a passive gallery to an immersive experience that allows all visitors to see and encounter these great works of art, and to know the artist, in new ways. It was the 23rd edition of the annual Thea Awards, internationally recognized as the Academy Award of the themed entertainment industry and considered one of the industry’s greatest honors.


About the Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience

The Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience is a new traveling exhibition that invites visitors to journey through the turbulent life of Vincent van Gogh, based on the knowledge and expertise of the Van Gogh Museum. The Experience offers a dramatic and tangible immersion into the story of the man behind the world-famous paintings, and places Van Gogh in the context of his time. The interactive experience for all ages also examines his artistic motives and struggles, and how he  well over a century after his death remains a massive source of inspiration.

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TEA Thea Awards

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is the international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences worldwide. In 1994 the TEA created the Thea Awards to realize one of their key objectives: bringing recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry. The Thea Awards have since then become an internationally recognized symbol of excellence within the entertainment industry.

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