The Ohio Museums Association has announced the winners of the 2020 OMA Awards of Achievement and 2020 Visual Communication Awards. These winners were recognized during the Annual OMA Awards Program Ceremony, which took place Sunday, April 11 at 7 p.m., as the kick-off event for the 2021 Ohio Museums Association Virtual Conference.
The OMA Awards program is an annual celebration of the outstanding achievement of Ohio museums in visual communications, individual and institutional achievement, and the tireless work museum professionals undertake to help advance Ohio’s museum community both locally, and on a national level.
The Awards of Achievement are divided into two categories: Institutional Achievement Awards and Individual Achievement Awards.
Nominations for these awards are incredibly detailed. This in-depth process helps to illustrate how these institutions and individuals have gone “above and beyond” the normal call of duty to support their institution, serve their public and advance the cause of the museum community.
The 2020 Award of Achievement winners are:
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum—“BF Interlocking Tower Exhibit”
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame—“It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope & Empowerment”
Columbus Museum of Art— “Raggin’ On: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s House and Journals”
COSI – Center of Science and Industry—“COSI 2020 Learning Lunchbox Distance Learning Initiative”
Trumbull County Historical Society—“Voices Oral History Project”
Hadley Drodge—National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
Jeanne Griffin—Cleo Redd Fisher Museum/Mohican Historical Society
Michael D. Aaron—Rickenbacker Woods Foundation – National Landmark & Learning Center
The 2020 Visual Communication winners are:
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - “Near + Far Activation Guides”