MANY Now Accepting Nominations for 2016 Awards of Merit


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MANY LogoThe Museum Association of New York has announced that they are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Awards of Merit.

The Awards of Merit program recognizes programs and individuals who have enriched the museum community. They reward staff and volunteers for innovative efforts and encourage the development of new and remarkable projects.

Any organization or individual is invited to nominate an organization, person(s), or project that was completed in 2016 at a New York State museum, heritage, or cultural organization. Nomination of oneself or one’s organization is permissible and encouraged. Award of Merit program is organized into seven categories for nominations. These categories are:

The Rising Star Award:
Anne Ackerson Innovation in Leadership Award
Innovation in Collection Access
Innovation in Interpretation
Engaging Communities Award
Excellent “Failure” Award
Individual Achievement

A team of judges will evaluate nominations. Awards will be presented at the 2017 Annual Conference, Museums Trifecta: Inspire, Experiment, Transform being held April 2 to 4 at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.

Email all nomination materials in PDF format before March 3, 2017 to esanger@manyonline.org with the subject line: Award of Merit 2016 Nomination. Award winners will be notified March 17, 2017.

For more information about the Awards of Merit categories and judging criteria and to download the nomination form, click here.

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