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
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
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
For more information about the Awards Program, please