A chance to recognize unsung heroes of our profession…
not necessarily just for directors
The Western Museums Association (WMA) is accepting nominations for the 2016 Director’s Chair Award. This recognition is designed to showcase and acknowledge outstanding achievement in the museum profession. The Director’s Chair Award is presented annually to an individual who has had a significant and lasting impact on museum practices or the museum profession in the Western Region. Please note that nominees can be working in any discipline. The award, a canvas director’s chair with the recipient’s name boldly printed across the back, will be given at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Western Museums Association.
Recipients are profiled in the Annual Meeting program, address the Annual Meeting, 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 2016 Director’s Chair Award please download the 2016 Director’s Chair Nomination Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2016. 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, 2016.
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