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BCM Museum receives Awards of Excellence from TAM

April 01, 2018

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum was recognized by the Tennessee Association of Museums with two (2) Awards of Excellence at their statewide conference at the Latta Arts Center in Selmer, Tennessee. The purpose of the Awards of Excellence is to recognize, encourage, and promote excellence within the activities of the Tennesse museum community. Awards are based on creativity, originality, resourcefulness, success, support of museum statement, and utlization of staff volunteers.

“Each year TAM recognizes the projects and accomplishments achieved at Tennessee museums during the previous year. Regardless of staff size or budget, our museums are doing wonderful things that need to be recognized and applauded.” stated Tori Mason, Historic Site Manager at the Nashville Zoo, who served as this year’s chair of the TAM Awards Committee. She went on to say: “The awards committee was once again impressed with the creativity, resourcefulness and commitment shown in all of the nominations. Our museums are doing amazing things!

“We are very proud of the exhibitions, events and educational programming that our Tennessee museums are producing,” commented Ken Mayes, Deputy Director at the American Museum of Science & Energy, who serves as the current TAM president. “Our state is fortunate to have so many excellent museums and historic sites that are committed to providing exceptional presentations for visitors to enjoy.”