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Auckland Museum calls for nominations for its 2016 Museum Medals

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Auckland Museum values scholarship, academic achievement, research and service to the community. From time to time, the Trust Board recognises individuals who have given exceptional service to the Museum community or who have made outstanding contributions to the generation of new knowledge, drawing on the Museum’s collections and research resources. 

The Museum's Trust Board will consider any nominations for the Museum Honours from now until Monday 27 June 2016. 

The awards and grounds for their endowment are as follows.

Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Awarded for exemplary scholastic achievement relevant to the Museum's collections and activities. The contribution to Auckland Museum, or other New Zealand museums, must be unique and valuable. The recipient must not be a permanent employee of the Museum, or a member of the Trust Board or its committees, at the date of nomination.

Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Awarded for singular achievement or contribution to areas relevant to, or in some way connected to, the public service of Auckland Museum, or other New Zealand museums. The recipient must not be a permanent employee of the Museum, or a member of the Trust Board or its committees, at the date of nomination.

Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Awarded to Museum staff, research associates (both current and former), volunteers or other individuals associated with the Museum to mark noteworthy achievement. Their contribution to Auckland Museum, or to the interests of the Museum, must be considerable, with the potential for ongoing long-term benefit to the Museum.

This year's Museum Medals will be awarded at a special ceremony on 19 October 2016.

2015 Auckland Museum Medals winners

The Museum Medals are awarded in recognition of careers with sustained excellence in research and scholarship. Winners in 2015 were Sandra Coney, Paul Spoonley, Haare Williams, Anthony E. Wright.

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira.
The winners in 2015 were:

  • Sandra Coney, Associate Emerita of Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Andrew E. Wright, Associate Emeritus of Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Haare Williams, Companion of Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley FRSNZ, Fellow of Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum

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Nominations with statements of support (max. 250 words) should be sent by Monday 27 June 2016, to Catherine Foster, Auckland Museum Trust Board Secretary, email: cfoster@aucklandmuseum.com