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EdCom Award for Excellence in Practice

This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates exemplary service to the public through the practice of education in a museum.

The person’s contributions may be through teaching, program development, community organizing, writing, research and/or professional activities.

Awardees meet, establish and promote the highest professional standards and are recognized as leaders in their field. Eligible nominees will be knowledgeable, demonstrate creativity and succeed in stretching the boundaries defining the parameters of good practice.

Submission Deadline: Closed for 2018

Questions? Email: Claudia Ocello



  • Maria Marable Bunch, National Archives & Records Administration, Washington, DC


  • Jane Burrell, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California


  • Suzy Harris, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama


Leah Melber, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago


Susan Nichols, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C


Paula Gangopadhyay, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan

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