Awards Program

The Alberta Museums Association Awards Program recognizes leadership, exceptional work, and innovative thinking contributing to the social, cultural, and educational fabric of Alberta. The Awards Program is grounded in the belief that excellence, innovation, and creativity form the foundation of outstanding museums. Award recipients take the lead in creating value, accessibility, and relevance in their communities.


The AMA is pleased to announce the 2021 Awards recipients.

This year, recipients were named for the Lieutenant Governor's Award and the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility.


Lieutenant Governor's Award

Catherine C. Cole is the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Award, in recognition of her dedication to supporting heritage institutions and museums, empowering her colleagues in the field, and promoting the work of Canadian museums to the international museum community. Read the full announcement here


Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility 

Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum is the recipient of the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility, in recognition of its work to integrate social responsibility into all aspects of museum practice and be a welcoming gathering space that grows with and for the community it serves. Read the full announcement here.



Historically, the AMA presents the Awards at a ceremony held as part of our Annual Conference. However, in light of COVID-19 and public health requirements, the AMA will be celebrating recipients virtually at our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM). For more information about registering for the AGM, please see our Notice and FAQ.

For more information about the Awards Program, please contact

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