VANCOUVER, April 13, 2018 – Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation is thrilled to announce that it has received three Canadian Museums Association’s Awards of Excellence. The awards were presented at the Association’s national conference in Vancouver last night. The CMA presents awards to celebrate and encourage excellence within the Canadian museum sector.
The three awards won by Ingenium are:
Award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Research
This award was received for the research activities carried out by Dr David Pantalony, Hasan Umut, and Assia Kaab on the Dr George Petrovic Collection of 130 metrological artifacts acquired in 1980.
Award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Conservation
This award was received for excellence in preservation and conservation practices carried out on the Cooke & Sons refracting telescope acquired in 1984, which is now displayed in the new Canada Science and Technology Museum.
Award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Exhibitions
This award was received for the 11 new permanent exhibitions at the new Canada Science and Technology Museum which reopened in November 2017. The award winning exhibitions effectively and distinctly contribute to increased public understanding of Canada’s stories of science, technology, and innovation, past, present, and future.
“It is highly unusual for one organization to receive three Outstanding Achievement Awards in the same year. These awards are a tribute to the exceptional work being done on a daily basis, year in and year out, throughout Ingenium.”
Fernand Proulx, Interim President and CEO of Ingenium
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Launched in June 2017, Ingenium is a new national brand established to preserve and share Canada’s story of scientific and technological heritage. This corporate brand, which celebrates ingenuity, encompasses three national institutions—the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Under the Ingenium brand, these three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play, and discover. Ingenium also has an eye to the future with a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Centre under construction, digital and social media platforms, and travelling national and international exhibitions to educate, entertain and engage audiences across Canada and around the world. For more, visit: IngeniumCanada.org