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OMA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 OMA Awards of Excellence

by aanationtalk on October 11, 2012521 Views

The OMA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 OMA Awards of Excellence. The Awards Committee noted an increased number of nominations to the newly re-launched Award program, showing just how much great work is happening in Ontario museums!

The Awards of Excellence will be presented to recipients by the Honourable Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism Culture and Sport, during the OMA Awards Banquet, taking place October 18, 2012 at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls.

The 2012 Awards Committee included Emanuele Lepri, Director, Bata Shoe Museum as Chair, with members:
– Sharon Godwin, Director, Thunder Bay Art Gallery
– Cheryl Blackman, Assistant VP, Visitor Experience and Audience Insight, ROM
– Henriette Riegel, Executive Director, Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum
– Jan Gray, General Manager, Huronia Historical Parks

Congratulations to the 2012 Awards of Excellence recipients for:

Distinguished Career Award of Excellence
Brian Malcolm, Executive Director, Parkwood National Historic Site

Promising Leadership Award of Excellence
Katrina (Katie) Urban, Education Coordinator, Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Award of Excellence in Community Engagement
Canadian War Museum for The Human Library

Award of Excellence in Programs
Halton Region Museum for Jeff’s Home

Award of Excellence in Exhibitions
Canadian War Museum for the 1812 Exhibition Project

Award of Excellence in Special Projects
Lake of the Woods Museum for the Lake of the Woods Museum Mobile Tour

Award of Excellence in Publications
Jean-Bernard Caron for the Burgess Shale Virtual Museum
 (ROM in partnership with Parks Canada and the Virtual Museum of Canada)

Honorable Mentions

Publications: Canadian War Museum for The Four Wars of 1812

Exhibitions: Canadian Museum of Civilization for God(s): A User’s Guide


Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438


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