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 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.
|L. to r. : Victoria Henry, Canada Council Art Bank; Anne Cotignola; Anne Grace, MMFA.|
Excellence in the Canadian museum sector was celebrated at the 2014 Canadian Museums Association (CMA) National Conference in Toronto, Ontario. A total of 15 awards were presented and two emerging museum professionals were introduced during a special ceremony held at the Royal Ontario Museum.
CMA Awards of Outstanding Achievement
Chaired by David Silcox, these awards recognize exceptional museum projects in various categories. This year, seven awards of Outstanding Achievement were presented in as many categories:
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Conservation
Conservation of Miller Brittain’s Saint John Tuberculosis Hospital Mural Cartoons (New Brunswick Museum)
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education
|Sex Talk in the City (Museum of Vancouver)|
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions
|From This Place: Our Lives on Land & Sea and Here, We Made a Home (The Rooms)|
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Facility Development and Design
|Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium (Space for Life)|
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
|100 Masters Only in Canada (Winnipeg Art Gallery)|
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications
|Roger Vivier: Process to Perfection (Bata Shoe Museum)|
Award of Outstanding Achievement in Research
|Charles Edenshaw (Vancouver Art Gallery)|
Award of Distinguished Service
Barbara A. Tyler Award in Museum Leadership
René Binette, director of the Écomusée du fier monde (Montreal, Que.), was recognized for his leadership in taking the museum to a new level of contribution to Canadian society.
The CMA is very pleased to appoint Catherine C. Cole as CMA Fellow, the highest form of recognition bestowed by the CMA for her tireless dedication to the work of the CMA and to museums.
Museum Volunteer Award
Presented in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums, the 2014 Museum Volunteer Award recognized Joan F. Ivory for her dedication to the growth of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, Que.) since 1955, as well as the Wednesday Volunteers, a group of retirees that have been at the core of the Telephone Historical Centre (Edmonton, Alta.) for over 25 years.
|Joan F. Ivory|
ICOM Canada's International Achievement Award
Ann Davis, PhD, received the ICOM Canada International Achievement Award for the contributions she has made to international museology during her career in both museums and universities in Canada and internationally.
RBC Museum Internship for Emerging Professionals
Ellen Hlozan will be workingat the York Region District School Board Museum and Archives, and Shellie Zhang will be working at the Art Gallery of Missauga.
The CMA wishes to congratulate this year’s award recipients and interns for their professional achievements and contributions to the Canadian museum sector.