Nominate your colleague for the Coffey Award #MAAM2019

Do you know an individual that has gone above and beyond in their museum work?

Nominate them for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museum’s Katherine Coffey Award!

Sonnet (center) receiving the Coffey award from her nominator, Deborah Schwartz (left) and MAAM board president, Gretchen Sorin (right)

Sonnet Takahisa is a professional that is always ahead of her time and is a tireless advocate for museums. That’s why our committee selected her as the recipient of 2018’s Katherine Coffey Award.

  • Nominee Qualifications
    • Nominees should have worked as a paid museum professional for at least 10 years in a principal position.
    • Nominee should have been (or be currently) 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 profession on state, regional, national, and/or international levels.
    • Nominees should also have a proven record of service to the community in which the museum is located.
  • Required Materials for Nomination
    • Nominator’s contact information
    • A cover letter explaining why you believe this individual should receive the Katherine Coffey Award (in PDF format, please)
    • 3 letters of support attesting to the nominee’s contributions to the museum field and to their community (in PDF format, please)
  • Please send any questions you may have to The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.

The person that submitted the nomination will be notified if their nominee has been selected by mid-August 2019. Further details will follow. The nominator is expected to assist in editing and reviewing a press release for the eventual award winner.

For more information, visit:

Click here to nominate your colleague:

email your cover letter and 3 letters of support (all in PDF format)

PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326


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