Ontario Museum Association announces 2016 Awards of Excellence Recipients

Guelph Museums staff. left, Jessica Gibson, Linda Kearns, Kathleen Wall, Val Harrison, Tammy Adkin, Bev Dietrich, Ken Irvine, Jo Ann Hayter, and Lisette Weber.

Guelph Museums staff. left, Jessica Gibson, Linda Kearns, Kathleen Wall, Val Harrison, Tammy Adkin, Bev Dietrich, Ken Irvine, Jo Ann Hayter, and Lisette Weber.

Media release from Ontario Museum Association

Mississauga, Ont., Friday, November 4, 2016 – On Thursday, November 3, the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) presented the 2016 Awards of Excellence at the Novotel Mississauga during the OMA Annual Conference.

This year’s conference, Towards the Future: Diversity and Inclusion, bring together more than 200 museum professionals and stakeholders from across Ontario to learn, explore, network, and celebrate their accomplishments.

As the OMA moves towards a future in which Ontario’s musumes have achieved their full potential as organizations that enrich people’s lives and help build vibrant and engaged communities, the Awards of Excellence are an opportunity for the sector to recognize institutions and individuals who are leading the way in making this vision a reality.

Congratulations to the following OMA Awards of Excellence recipients:

  • Special Projects: Guelph Museums for In Flanders Fields at 100: Time to Remember (WOW Distinction)
  • Distinguished Career: Mark Balham, Miller Museum of Geology
  • Promising Leadership: Kathryn Jamieson, Goulbourn Museum
  • Volunteer Service: Gilbert Rice, Grey Roots Museum and Archives.
    Honourable mention: Tania Gilchrist, Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
  • Community Engagement: Britt Welter-Nolan for Myseum Intersections, Myseum Toronto
  • Programs: Niagara Falls Museums and Chiefswood National Historic Site for Discovering Kanata: Exploring the Culture and History of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations)
    Honourbale mention: St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre for Travelling Museum
  • Exhibitions: Black Creek Pioneer Village for Breaking the Silence: Stories of the British Home Children, 1869-1948

For more information on each of the recipients and their achievements, please visit the OMA website, https://members.museumsontario.ca/programs-events/awards-of-excellence.

Quotes

“This year, we once again celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of museums and museum professionals across Ontario. The Awards of Excellence is our opportunity to recognize those institutions and individuals who exemplify their roles in the museum sector, reminding us of the impact museums have on their communties, and on Ontario as a province.” – Marie G. Lalonde, Executive Director of the Ontario Museum Association

About the Ontario Museum Association

The Ontario Musuem Association is a not-for-profit member organization that builds capacity among institutions and individuals active in Ontario’s museum sector. Over the past year, 10 million visitors to Ontario’s 600 community museums experienced programs and exhibitions which tell our collective story and contribute to our identity and sense of place.

For more information

Mary Collier
905-870-3950
pd@museumsontario.ca