The Canada Science and Technology Museum, one of three museums under Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, is thrilled to receive the prestigious 2018 James J. Bradley Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Automotive Historians.
Presented to deserving museums, archives, and libraries for exemplary efforts in preserving motor vehicle resource materials, the James J. Bradley Distinguished Service Award recognizes significant contributions to the publishing, documentation, and preservation of the worldwide history of the motor vehicle. The Museum is thrilled to be recognized for its world-class automotive artefact and archive collection, which includes automobiles, model cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and cycles, as well as extensive library and archival materials, from automobile advertisements, brochures, and design drawings to rare books as well and periodicals relating to transportation.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum received the award at the annual banquet for the Society of Automotive Historians. Held at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pennsylvania on October 12, 2018, the banquet took place during the Eastern Regional Fall Meet of the Antique Automobile Club of America. The award was created in honour of the late James J. Bradley, an avid auto historian who possessed a wealth of knowledge. Bradley spent more than 25 years with the Detroit Public Library, eventually becoming the head of the Automotive History Collection in 1958.
Past recent recipients of the award include:
- The Revs Institute for Automotive Research
- The International Motor Racing Research Library
- The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust
“We are proud that the Canada Science and Technology Museum has garnered international recognition from the Society of Automotive Historians with the James J. Bradley Distinguished Service Award. We celebrate Canadian ingenuity and innovation throughout our museums, and our motor vehicle collection showcases that vision.”
-Christina Tessier, President and CEO, Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation