Saturday, October 29, 2011

An "Oscar" for the Madison Children's Museum

Madison Children's Museum earns high honor. (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/25/2011)

Excerpt: Madison Children's Museum has received what some call the "Oscar" for museums.

The museum announced Tuesday that it was awarded the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The award, given by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is the first such award given to any Wisconsin museum. The institute chooses five U.S. museums and five U.S. libraries each year.

"We have received a lot of awards at Madison Children's Museum and all of them are important, but this one is especially meaningful because it speaks to the heart of our mission, which is service," said Ruth Shelly, the museum's executive director

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