2014 Awards of Merit

Museum Association of New York (MANY) recently announced the winners of its 2014 Awards of Merit. These awards are presented annually by MANY to recognize outstanding work in the museum community; reward staff and volunteers; and provide encouragement for development of new and innovative projects. A total of 10 projects, ranging from exhibitions to educational programs, received recognition.  Six of these received an Award of Merit, the highest honor, given to institutions or individuals whose projects represent outstanding contributions to the field and overall innovation and excellence. The remaining four projects received a Certificate of Commendation for excellence within the context of available means and regional standards.

Museum Association of New York is a non-profit organization, which provides resources, training and expertise to New York’s heritage organizations, and museums, thereby strengthening their capacity to better serve their communities and meet their institutional missions. The Award of Merit program acknowledges outstanding programs and individuals who have made the state’s museum community richer and more relevant.

Nominations, reviewed by a panel of museum professionals, are considered on their own merit. This year’s Awards will be presented during the breakfast at the Museum Association of New York’s Annual Conference in Corning on Monday, April 13th

 

The following projects and individuals received an Award of Merit:

  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum

National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York, NY

  • The History They Didn’t Teach You in School

Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira, NY

  • Jamie-Smith Quinn – Individual Achievement

FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Hudson, NY

  • Maria Reynolds

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburg, NY

  • Kelli Huggins

Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira, NY

  • Beth Levinthal: Executive Director – Strategic Leader

Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY

 

The following projects and individuals received Certificates of Commendation:

  • Edward Wightman, President of the Board of Trustees

Finger Lakes Boating Museum, Hammondsport, NY

  • Expansion and Excellence: The Syracuse University Art Galleries Renovation Project

Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY

  • Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY

  • Civil War Letters: Love and War Staged Reading

Livingston County Historical Society, Geneseo, NY

 

For more information on the Museum Association of New York Awards program, contact MANY at 518-273.3400 or info@manyonline.org.