Leadership Awards

 

Note: The nomination deadline for the 2018 Leadership Awards has passed. For more information about the Awards Program, please contact awards@museums.ab.ca or 780.424.2626 x. 241.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Engagement
cultivating museum and community interaction

Nominees in this category are continually searching for ways to engage the public with culture. They see museums as a fundamental part of society-as something to be accessed and embraced by everyone. Nominees lend their space and ideas to engaging programming and other activities that take museums outside their traditional roles in society and encourage inclusive conversations. They create opportunities for reconciliation, hope, and healing. Nominees seek to connect people to museum collections in unusual and daring ways. They advocate for museums as evidenced through their everyday work. Nominees engage various communities to tell exceptional stories that could otherwise be overlooked. These initiatives provide meaningful experiences for Albertans to discover more about the stories of the people and cultures that define our history and shape our modern communities.

 

Sustainability
building organizational vibrancy

Nominees in this category work to integrate the Five Facets of Sustainability (cultural, health and well-being, environmental, financial, and social) into their museum practice. They implement best practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs by supporting forward-thinking research, exhibits, conservation practices, and programing. They are seen as leaders due to their bold and inspiring work. Nominees actively lead and participate in community projects and programs that consider environmental and social issues and play an important role in creating a thriving museum sector, both now and far into the future.

 

Education
facilitating a culture of inquiry

Nominees in this category are innovative in their approach to educational program development and delivery.They view education as a core function of the museum, which is reflected in their collections research and exhibit development. They inspire lifelong learning through participatory programming, interpretation, and artifact engagement, and reach out to diverse audiences and encourage people to think critically about the world around them. Nominees strive to make information accessible to a wide audience by considering the needs of different types of learners, using evaluation tools to understand community impact and refine their approach to programming, and provide opportunities for visitors to experience a sense of curiosity and wonder.

 

2017 Awards

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