Celebrating the Michigan Museum Community

The Michigan Museums Association is pleased to recognize excellence in the Michigan museum community. Leadership, DEAI activities, and service to the Michigan museum community are acknowledged annually at an awards ceremony held in the spring.

The President’s Award is bestowed each year to one individual, company, or organization by the current MMA Board President. The award recognizes exemplary support of MMA, service to the Michigan museums field, a career of distinction or for any other criteria deemed appropriate by the MMA Board President.

The MMA Board of Directors selects two Peninsulas Prize recipients after a public nomination process. One award is presented to an individual for leadership. A second award is presented to a museum for a diversity, equity, access, or inclusion (DEAI) project. 

The Peninsulas Prize for Leadership is selected to acknowledge service to the Michigan museum community over the course of their career or in a specific circumstance. Leadership is defined broadly and can apply to anyone in an organization, not just those at an executive level. 

The Peninsulas Prize for a Diversity, Equity, Access, or Inclusion (DEAI) Project is selected to acknowledge a project, program, or process that has successfully increased diversity, equity, access or inclusion in the Michigan museum community over the past year. 

Colleague Champion awards are also presented at the Annual Awards to individuals who have been nominated by a colleague for their efforts on a project or team, or for their service to their museum or community.

Click here to view a list of past award recipients. 

2024 Awards Partners

The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council

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