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Call for nominations for Auckland Museum Medals 2019

Auckland Museum values scholarship, academic achievement, research and service to the community. These aspects of the Museum's work play a crucial role in enriching understanding and providing alternative ways of looking at collections, generating new knowledge and enhancing the experience for our increasingly diverse audiences.

That is why, each year the Trust Board recognises individuals who have given exceptional service to the Museum or added value to its interests. This includes outstanding contributions to the wider museum sector and the generation of new knowledge drawing on the Museum’s collections and research resources. 

The Museum’s Trust Board is inviting nominations for the Museum Medals from now until Monday 2 September 2019.

The awards and their criteria 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.*
  • 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.*
  • Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum – may be awarded to the Museum’s research associates, volunteers, former staff 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.

 

* 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.

Auckland Museum Medals for 2018 went to:

Dr Mike Wilcox - Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum
Gil Hanly - Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum
Siobhan Leachman - Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum
Dr Glyn Harper -Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum
Matekino Lawless - Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

 

Nominations with statements of support (max. 250 words) should be sent by Monday 2 September, 5pm to: Auckland Museum Trust Board Secretary, TrustBoardSecretary@aucklandmuseum.com

The 2019 Museum Medals will be awarded at a special ceremony in February 2020.