The Museum Education Roundtable is pleased and proud to announce the 2017 recipients of its inaugural Awards for Writing Excellence and Editorial Excellence for the Journal of Museum Education: Melanie Adams, Anna Forgerson Hindley, Julie Olson Edwards, and Esther Washington.

Adams has received the Award for Writing Excellence for her individual article, “Deconstructing Systems of Bias in the Museum Field Using Critical Race Theory”, in issue 42.3 of the JME. Hindley and Edwards have received Award for Writing Excellence for their guest edited article “Early Childhood and Racial Identity,” in issue 42.1 of the JME. Washington and Hindley have received the Award for Editorial Excellence for their work guest editing issue 42.1 of the JME.

All awardees are recognized for their high levels of scholarly dedication, original thought, leadership, and synthesis required to be published in the JME. Read more about the awardees in our March blog post.

The Award for Writing Excellence goes to the author(s) of the articles deemed by members of the Museum Education Roundtable board to be novel, thought-provoking, and of the highest caliber of scholarship and writing. Any article accepted for publication and published within a calendar year is automatically eligible for consideration for the Award for Writing Excellence. The Award for Editorial Excellence goes to the guest editor(s) of the themed issue from which the Writing Excellence article was chosen. Any guest editor or guest editorial team is automatically eligible for consideration for the Award for Editorial Excellence.

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