These awards honor outstanding individuals and projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Awardees will be recognized at the Annual Meeting, October 9–11, 2022 in Washington, D.C. MAAM cannot accept incomplete applications.
Katherine Coffey Award (Lifetime Achievement)
Each year MAAM gives the Katherine Coffey Award to an individual in recognition of distinguished, lifetime achievement in the museum field. Nominees should have worked as a paid professional for at least 15 years in a principal position. In addition, the nominee should have been employed in the Mid-Atlantic region during the period of principal contribution for which the award is being given. Nominees should demonstrate accomplishment in their role and a record of service to the professional on state, regional, national and/or international levels. Nominees should also a have a proven record of service to the community in which the museum is located. Two letters of recommendation need to be submitted for each nominee/nomination.
Emerging Professional Award
An award celebrating outstanding emerging professionals who have worked or volunteered in the museum industry for fewer than 7 years. To nominate an individual, include a cover letter explaining your reasons for nominating this individual and one additional letter of support.
Making an Impact Award
This award honors museums and institutions as a whole for developing either a program, exhibition, or special project that displays responsiveness and resourcefulness and have resulted in creative change for their organizations and a positive impact on their communities.
Institutions can be recognized for a variety of forms of creativity, from new revenue models and community practices to virtual programming and recovery efforts and beyond. To nominate an institution, write a description explaining why you are nominating the institution, its impact and contribution to the community and museum field, and any other significant details. Please also include an additional document of support.
Institutions can nominate their own projects or exhibitions for this award.