A chance to recognize unsung heroes of our profession…
not necessarily just for directors
Every year museum professionals are able to accomplish both personal and institutional goals. Likewise, it is important to for peers to recognize and support those achievements in the goal of furthering the museum profession.
The Western Museums Association (WMA) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Director’s Chair Award. The Director’s Chair Award is designed to showcase and acknowledge outstanding achievements in the museum profession. The Award is presented annually to an individual who has had a significant and lasting impact on museum practices and/or the museum profession in the Western Region. Please note that nominees can be working in any discipline.
The July 15, 2014 deadline is rapidly approaching!
The Award, a canvas director’s chair with the recipient’s name boldly printed across the back, will be given at the 2014 Annual Meeting. Recipients are also profiled in the Annual Meeting program, address Annual Meeting attendees during a Keynote Lecture, and will be featured on the WMA website and blog.
The following guidelines will be considered in the selection of the Director’s Chair Award recipient:
- Performance at a sustained level of excellence in service to museums or the museum profession
- Development and/or implementation of a specific project that has made a major contribution to museums or the museum profession
- A significant contribution to museums or the museum profession at a national level
- Promotion of excellence and recognized value to the public and the community through their museum, institution, or profession
To submit a nomination for the 2014 Director’s Chair Award fill out the WMA2014_Directors-Award_Form and submit a letter outlining the nominee’s qualifications and how they meet the above criteria.
The Award nomination deadline is July 15, 2014. Please send all nominations to the Review Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation upon receipt of your application, and you will be notified of the final award results no later than August 15, 2014.
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