Ontario Museum Association Announces 2019 Awards of Excellence Recipients

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

BRANTFORD, Ontario, Oct. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, October 24th, 2019, the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) presented the 2019 OMA Awards of Excellence at the Best Western Brantford during the OMA Annual Conference. This year’s conference, Net(works) Benefit, brings together over 300 museum professionals and stakeholders from across Ontario to learn, explore, network, and celebrate their accomplishments.

The OMA helps support Ontario’s museums to achieve their full potential in enriching people’s lives and helping build vibrant and engaged communities. The Awards of Excellence are an opportunity for the sector to recognize institutions and individuals who are leading the way in making this vision a reality.

Congratulations to the following OMA Awards of Excellence recipients:

Distinguished Career Award of ExcellenceMarty Brent, Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives (Retired)
Volunteer Service Award of ExcellenceBill Jeffery, The Textile Museum of Canada
Award of Excellence in ProgramsDundas Museum and Archives for Finding Hazel
Award of Excellence in Community EngagementKhadija Aziz, The Textile Museum of Canada for Community Voices
Award of Excellence in ExhibitionsThe Brockville Museum for Travel Trunk: Unpacking Brockville’s Cultural Stories
Award of Excellence in Special ProjectsCraigleith Heritage Depot for REEL History & VR Films The Mary Ward and Pathway

For more information on each of the recipients and their achievements, please visit the OMA website, https://members.museumsontario.ca/programs-events/awards-of-excellence.


“The Ontario Museum Association Awards of Excellence recognize the leadership of individuals and organizations that make up our vibrant and vital museum sector. The innovative and important work these award recipients do in their communities exemplifies the positive impact that museums can and do have in the lives of Ontarians.”

– Marie G. Lalonde, Executive Director of the Ontario Museum Association

About the Ontario Museum Association:
The Ontario Museum Association (OMA) strengthens capacity among institutions and individual’s active in Ontario’s museum sector, facilitates excellence and best practices, and improves the communication and collaboration of its membership. The OMA advocates for the important role of Ontario’s museums to society, working with all stakeholders, related sectors and industries, and other professional organizations. Each year, millions of visitors to Ontario’s 600 community museums experience programs and exhibitions that tell our collective story and contribute to our identity and sense of place.


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