Ontario Museum Association

Ontario Museum Association

October 16, 2014 13:00 ET

Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Announces 2014 Awards of Excellence Recipients

ALLISTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 16, 2014) - On Thursday, October 16, 2014, the OMA will present the 2014 Awards of Excellence at the Nottawasaga Inn during the OMA Annual Conference. This year's conference Healthy Museums, Vibrant Communities brings together over 200 museum professionals and stakeholders from across Ontario to learn, explore, network, and celebrate their accomplishments.

As the OMA looks ahead to develop relevant museum strategies for Ontarians, the Awards of Excellence are a platform to champion the impact and potential of museums on Ontario's economic, social and cultural vitality.

Congratulations to the following OMA Awards of Excellence recipients:

Distinguished Career Janet Cobban, Curator, John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
Promising Leadership Dr. Shanna Dunlop, Curator, Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Community Engagement St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre for the aMuse event series
Programs Canada Science and Technology Museum for the Summer Institute for Elementary Teachers
Exhibitions Niagara Falls History Museum for [No] Vacancy: Honeymoon Suites or By-the-Week, Motel Culture in Niagara
Special Projects TIFF for the combined projects David Cronenberg: Evolution, David Cronenberg Virtual Exhibition, and Body/Mind/Change
Publications Sioux Lookout Community Museum for Sioux Lookout Community Museum's Mobile App

"Each year we are astounded by the exceptional work that museums do and the impact that they have in communities across Ontario", said Marie Lalonde, OMA Executive Director. "The Awards of Excellence is our chance to celebrate the accomplishments of museums and museum professionals."

For more information on each of the recipients and their achievements, please visit the OMA website,

The Ontario Museum 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, ten 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.

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