CMA Awards


Each year the CMA presents awards to celebrate and encourage excellence within the Canadian museum sector. A volunteer jury conducts a peer review of all submissions, and the successful recipients are honoured at the CMA's annual conference.

 

The CMA presents four different awards:

 

The CMA also presents three awards in partnership with other organizations:

  • The Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive! recognizes excellence and innovation in the public programming of museums and related heritage institutions. This award is presented by the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) in partnership with Canada’s History Society.
  • ICOM Canada's International Achievement Award honours a Canadian museum professional or organization that has demonstrated and promoted excellence in Canadian museology on an international scale.
  • The Museum Volunteer Award recognizes individuals or groups who generously volunteer their time and commitment to a museum or related heritage institution for several years. This award is a collaboration between the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums (CFFM).

 

Deadline

The deadline for applications and nominations for all awards is November 15 each year, with the exception of the History Alive! Award.

Click on each of the links above to find all the information and forms you will need to apply or to nominate someone for an award.

 

 


 

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) proudly celebrated excellence in the Canadian museum field at the annual National Conference in Whitehorse, Yukon. This year, a total of 24 awards were presented during a special ceremony held at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.

 

 

CMA Awards of Outstanding Achievement

Chaired by David Silcox, these awards recognize exceptional museum projects in various categories. This year, 12 Awards of Outstanding Achievement were presented in eight categories:

 

Award of Outstanding Achievement in Conservation

Conservation
Conservation of the Regimental Colour of the 104th Regiment of Foot (New Brunswick Museum)

 

Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education

Education
La parole est à nous! (Écomusée du Fier Monde)

Honourable Mention (not pictured): MOCCA App (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art)

 

Award of Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions

Exhibitions CWMuseum
1812 (Canadian War Museum)

 

Exhibitions Traffic Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 (Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, and the Vancouver Art Gallery, in partnership with Halifax INK and Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery)

 

Expositions, Musee du Fjord Honourable Mention: Repositionnement de l'offre du Musée du Fjord (Musée du Fjord)

 

Award of Outstanding Achievement in Facility Development and Design

Aménagement Conception
Nouveau pavillon Claire et Marc Bourgie d'art québécois et canadien (Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal)

 

Award of Outstanding Achievement in Management

Management, NS Museums
NovaMuse.ca project (Association of Nova Scotia Museums)

 

Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing

Marketing, MOV
Museum of Vancouver Marketing Plan 2012 (Museum of Vancouver)

 

Awards of Outstanding Achievement in Publications

Publications, Baxter&
IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958-2011 (Goose Lane Editions & Art Gallery of Ontario)

GWG: Piece by Piece (not pictured) (Goose Lane Editions)

 

Award of Outstanding Achievement in Research

Recherche, L Daigneault
L'évaluation muséale : savoirs et savoir-faire (Lucie Daignault, Musée de la civilisation à Québec)

 

An additional 12 awards were presented in the following four categories:

 

Award of Distinguished Service

The CMA saluted the outstanding careers of five dedicated museum professionals: Elizabeth McCrea, Bill McLennan, Michel Perron (not pictured), Joan Seidl and Elaine Tolmatch.

Distinguished Service, E McCrea Distinguished Service, B McLennan
Distinguished Service, E Tolmatch Distinguished Service, J Seidl

 

New Fellows

The CMA is very pleased to appoint René Binette, Patricia Bovey, Dr. Philippe Mailhot and Dr. J. Lynne Teather (not pictured) as Fellows, the highest form of recognition bestowed by the CMA. Throughout their careers, they have all shown tireless dedication to the work of the CMA and to museums.

Fellows

 

Museum Volunteer Award

CFFM Volunteer Award

Presented in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums, the Museum Volunteer Award recognized outstanding volunteer Michael Hasley for his an exceptional work as a Board member and volunteer of the Art Gallery of Ontario. In addition, Delton Becker received an honourable mention for his tireless efforts in the Grey County community.

 

ICOM Canada's International Achievement Award

ICOM, R Janes

Dr. Robert R. Janes received the ICOM Canada award for the contributions he made to international museology throughout his remarkable 36-year career in the field.

 

Each year, the CMA presents awards to celebrate and encourage excellence within the Canadian museum sector. A volunteer jury conducts a peer review of all submissions, and the successful recipients are honoured at the CMA's annual Conference. The CMA wishes to congratulate all 2013 award recipients for their professional achievement and excellence in the museum sector.

 

 

 

Past Awards Recipients

 

 

Questions? Contact:

613-567-0099 x240
awards@museums.ca