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Long Island Explorium Wins Prestigious Engaging Communities Award from the Museum Association of New York
(Long Island, NY) – The Long Island Explorium is thrilled to announce that it has been honored with the prestigious Engaging Communities Award from the Museum Association of New York for its outstanding program, “A Visual Dialogue on Environmental Issues.” The Award of Merit recognizes organizations that utilize innovative and creative methods to engage their communities and build new audiences, fostering dialogue and enrichment through their projects.
The Museum Association of New York’s Awards of Merit, presented as part of the 2022 Annual Conference “Envisioning Our Museums for the Seventh Generation” at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, recognized the Long Island Explorium as one of the top ten recipients among over 50 nominations across six categories. The Engaging Communities Award, specific to community engagement efforts, was awarded to the Long Island Explorium in recognition of its remarkable work.
“A Visual Dialogue on Environmental Issues,” a collaborative effort between the Long Island Explorium and Stony Brook University, is a pioneering exhibition that encourages dialogue about environmental issues through student-produced art. The Review Committee was deeply impressed by the exhibition’s educational impact and its ability to foster important conversations around environmental topics.
“We are truly honored to receive the Engaging Communities Award from the Museum Association of New York,” said Angeline Judex, Executive Director of the Long Island Explorium. “This award is a testament to the dedication of our team and our commitment to engaging and educating our community. We are proud to have partnered with Stony Brook University to create an exhibition that sparks conversations about vital environmental issues.”
The Award Ceremony will take place on Monday, April 11, 2022, at 12:00 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn Corning, where representatives of the Long Island Explorium will accept this distinguished accolade.
“On behalf of the committee, I congratulate Long Island Explorium for your excellent work,” said the Review Committee, underscoring the significance of this achievement.
The Long Island Explorium is a dynamic hands-on science center located in Long Island, New York, committed to inspiring a passion for lifelong learning. The Explorium’s dedication to engaging communities and fostering dialogue around critical issues, as recognized by the Engaging Communities Award, exemplifies its mission.
For more information about the Long Island Explorium and the award-winning program, “A Visual Dialogue on Environmental Issues,” please visit www.longislandexplorium.org.
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