This article first appeared in the Kitchener Post
“Waterloo Region Museum received an Award of Excellence in Exhibitions and Warren Stauch received a Volunteer Award of Excellence at the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Annual Conference that took place Oct. 25 in Toronto.
The OMA Awards of Excellence are an opportunity to recognize institutions and individuals who are leading the way in enriching people’s lives and helping build vibrant and engaged communities.
Award of Excellence in Exhibitions
Waterloo Region Museum – Trailblazing: Women in Canada since 1867
The OMA Award of Excellence in Exhibitions recognizes the creation of an exhibit. Examples may include permanent, temporary, traveling or virtual exhibitions.
Trailblazing: Women in Canada since 1867 was on exhibit from September 2017 to January 2018 at the Waterloo Region Museum. The exhibition examined 150 years of women’s history in Canada divided into five thematic areas: work, education, politics, body, and violence against women. Within each theme the exhibit examined specific events and the trailblazing women who have brought about, and continue to bring about, social and political change. The exhibit examined women’s experiences based on race, ethnicity, and class, and juxtaposed the well-known “trailblazers” with “everyday” women.”