Two individuals, two BC museums and galleries, and the City of Nanaimo have been recognized for their Outstanding Achievement at the BC Museums Association's annual awards.
The BCMA annually recognizes institutions and individuals who exemplify excellence in creativity, community engagement, and innovation within British Columbia's museums, galleries and historic sites community.
The 2015 Awards of Outstanding Achievement were presented during the BCMA Conference in New Westminster in October, 2015.
The 2015 award recipients are:
Distinguished Service Award
- Jennifer Iredale, retired director of the province’s Heritage Branch
- Lois Joseph, manager of Lil'wat Culture Centre
Award of Merit
- UBC Museum of Anthropology curator Pam Brown and the exhibition team for the “Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth” exhibit
- Vernon Public Art Gallery for the successful Okanagan Print Triennial
Corporate Service Award
- The City of Nanaimo Culture and Heritage Department for the creation of the Cultural Managers Working Group.
Each honouree received an individually-crafted and personalized artwork created by New Westminster-based artist, Katherine Freund-Hainsworth.
Founded in 1957, the BCMA creates a bright future for BC's museums, galleries and related communities through networking, advocacy, innovation, and professional development. For more information about the BCMA visit www.museumsassn.bc.ca.