AWARDs & Recognition
Don't wait until the Annual Meeting to recognize your fellow colleagues. Nominate your fellow museum colleagues for their achievements—both small and large! Whether you wish to recognize someone for a short -term project, or their long-term dedication to the museum, we want to help you!
Send us an image and a write-up of your colleague's accomplishments, and we'll put in our enews to spotlight their achievements to the field!
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE MUSEUM FIELD
Nominations for the Award for Excellence may be made for exceptional exhibits, collections care, planning, marketing, publications, significant improvements to physical plant, conservation, etc. To nominate an individual, museum, cultural center, or program, write a description explaining who or what you are nominating, how many people it affected, what contribution was made to the field, and any other significant details.
Museums receive a plaque.
Individuals receive an award created by an Alaskan artist.
OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER AWARD
Nominations for the Outstanding Volunteer Award acknowledge the crucial roles volunteers perform in our museum and cultural center communities. Help us celebrate their importance to our success by nominating any volunteer, whether docent, a community supporter, or a member of your Board of Directors. They do not need to be members of Museums Alaska. Please nominate your volunteer by describing the tasks this volunteer performs, what the hourly time commitment has been, and how long this volunteer has been contributing. Describe contributions to other organizations if they are significant to cultural heritage.
An award created by an Alaskan artist.
Nominations for Museum Champion may be submitted to recognize any donor, funder, or contributor for outstanding support of museums and cultural centers in Alaska, in funding or in in-kind support. Help us celebrate the support our organizations receive each year. Nominations may be for individuals, foundations, corporations, cities, or other supporting entities. They do not need to be members of Museums Alaska. Please nominate your donor or funder by describing the impact they have had on a museum, cultural center, or multiple organizations.
A donation to the museum in honor of the awardee.
A certificate mailed to the awardee.
AWARD IN HONOR OF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Nominations for the Award in Honor of Lifetime Achievement recognize the contributions of an individual over a career. Help us celebrate their contributions by nominating an individual who is departing the field, from all sectors of the field. They do not need to be members of Museums Alaska. Please describe your nominee’s work over the years, their impact on an institution or community, and the legacy they leave behind. Describe contributions to other organizations if they are significant to cultural heritage.
Varies based on the awardee.
MIDNIGHT SUN AWARD
We also have a new award, the Midnight Sun Award. This is an optional award that may be awarded for extraordinary achievements. This is not an award up for nomination. It will be awarded the discretion of the awards committee based on the nominations of the above awards. If the committee feels that multiple people are deserving of one of the above awards, they may chose to award a Midnight Sun award to one of the year's nominees.
All awardees will also be recognized in a press release, social media posts, and in our Annual Report.
The deadline for 2023 award nominations is August 31, 2023.