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Nomination Deadline: 

January 19, 2018


2017 Recipients:

Organization: Missouri History Museum

Program: The Field Museum, “Field for All”

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Image: AAM 2016-2020 Strategic Plan Graphic
Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion is one of the focus areas of the Alliance Strategic Plan.

AAM Diversity and Inclusion Policy


Awards for Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

Launched in 2016, the American Alliance of Museums’ Awards for Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion honor and celebrate individuals, organizations, and programs advancing the museum field in these areas, both internally through workplace culture, programs, and policies and externally with museum audiences and communities.

One award for individuals and one award for organizations may be presented each year to those who have accomplished the following in the workplace, the community, and/or the museum field:

  • Demonstrated sustained support for advancing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion,
  • Raised awareness of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, and/or
  • Served as a change catalyst for change in the areas of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion

One award may also be presented for a single program or policy in any area of a museum’s structure (administration, collections management, community engagement, curation, development, exhibitions, education, human resources, public relations, registration, etc.) that advances diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

The award for individuals carries a $1,000 stipend to be used in furtherance of the honoree’s professional development. It is typically presented at the AAM Annual Meeting.

 Submit a nomination today to honor the individuals, organizations, and programs advancing equity and inclusion work in the field!

Contact aamnominate@aam-us.org with questions.

Eligibility

  • Individual nominees may work for or with museums in any capacity, including museum studies programs, consultants, etc.
  • Organizational nominees may include museums, museum service organizations, affiliate organizations, ally organizations, related collectives, consultant organizations, etc.
  • Individuals and organizations may self-nominate
  • Global nominees are encouraged; award is not limited to US museums or individuals

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