Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New public history awards

The Canadian Museum Association (which is having its annual shindig in London, Ontario this week) has announced three new awards in conjunction with Canada's History Magazine, formerly known as The Beaver (I wonder how long we will need to include that explanatory aside?)

The History Alive! award (exclamation in original) 
will be presented annually by the Canadian Museums Association for programs and presentations developed by museums and art galleries across the country.

And two Community History Awards (no exclamation, alas), one French, one English,
will be offered to honour excellence in public events, activities, and programming. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Community History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field. Two awards of $2,500 each shall be presented and directed toward the project for which the award was made.
For more info, see the awards/public history page at the Canada's History website. (The Canadian Museums Association hasn't updated its awards page yet.)
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