UMAC celebrates the dedication, the imagination and, more importantly, the impact of university museums and collections on their host universities, their communities and contemporary society through the UMAC AWARD.
The UMAC AWARD honours excellence and innovation in university museums and collections worldwide. It seeks to distinguish recent outstanding contributions to all areas of museum and collections theory and practice, particularly those with wide application.
UMAC AWARD 2017 – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the UMAC Award 2017 are now closed.
31 December 2016, 5 PM Lisbon/London time.
Projects and initiatives eligible to the 2017 UMAC AWARD must be less than 3 years old at the time of the nomination. They may cover all areas of museums and collections theory and practice, including exhibition, education, conservation, teaching, research, management and business models, design and architecture, ethics, service to the university and the public, strategic planning, and advances in museology.
All university museums and collections are eligible regardless of their location, type or size. They do not have to be UMAC members.
Projects or initiatives nominated must demonstrate: i) innovation/creativity; ii) excellence; iii) transferability of ideas that can be adopted by other university museums and collections regardless of geography, size or location; and iv) impact on the host university, the community or society at large.
Evaluation is made by an external panel proposed by the UMAC Award Standing Committee.
How can I make a nomination for the UMAC AWARD 2017?
Nominations must be made by two UMAC members (individual or institutional), in good standing, through the online form available here. Nominators can nominate themselves.
For guidance, see the Nomination Form template here.
See also the UMAC Award Rules.
Please contact the Chair of the UMAC Award Committee:
Ing-Marie Munktell, Sweden (Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
UMAC AWARD 2017 - EVALUATION COMMITTEE
Barbara Rothermel, Vice-Chair UMAC, USA
Graciela Weisinger Cordero, Vice-Chair UMAC, Argentina
Laishun An, Vice-President of ICOM, China
Pierre de Maret, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Terry Simioti Nyambe, ICOM Executive Council Member, Zambia
Chair: Ing-Marie Munktell, Sweden
Past UMAC AWARD recipients:
UMAC AWARD 2016
UMAC AWARD STANDING COMMITTEE
Ing-Marie Munktell, Sweden (Chair)
Akiko Fukuno, Japan
Graciela Weisinger, Argentina
Hugues Dreyssé, France
Isidro Abaño, Philippines
Peter Stanbury, Australia