Canadian Museum of History wins 2016 Gold Quill Award

June 7, 2016


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, June 7, 2016 — The Canadian Museum of History is very proud to have received a Gold Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for its souvenir exhibition catalogue series.

Designed as a tool to help Canadians further their knowledge of Canadian history and as a take-away product for visitors to both the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum, the souvenir catalogue series was launched in March 2012. Also designed for broad Canadian and international distribution through the publishing trade, 13 catalogues in this series have been published to date.

“The team has created something to show the emotions in the different topics of the exhibitions, thereby linking the publications to the content,” stated feedback from the IABC Gold Quill evaluators. “The final results are attractive and highly likely to attract and engage the target audience with facts, images and graphics that capture the exhibitions featured in the series. The sample is well-written, images and graphics have been used artfully, the consistency of design across the series supports the Museum branding perfectly.”

“The Museums are delighted to receive this recognition from the IABC for its souvenir exhibition catalogue series. Publications such as these give visitors the opportunity to have exhibition keepsakes and allow us to bring the Museum closer to Canadians and to readers around the world,” said Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Museum of History.

Since 2008, more than 5,000 projects have been nominated for the Gold Quill Awards. The IABC Gold Quill Awards program recognizes business communication excellence globally, and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry.

“The Gold Quill Awards are unique in the industry because they recognize work that makes a significant contribution to business or organizational outcomes,” said Monika Lancucki, ABC, Chair of the IABC Awards Committee. “Also, unlike many other awards programs, evaluators review each entry against IABC’s standard of excellence rather than against other entries. This encourages the pursuit of excellence rather than competition.”

The Gold Quill Awards will be presented at an Excellence Gala, to be held on June 6, as part of the IABC’s World Conference in New Orleans. More information on the Gold Quill Awards, including the full list of winners is available at

About the Gold Quill Awards

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. The Gold Quill Awards honor the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale with a focus on achieving solid business outcomes.

The Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Together, these Museums function as centres for research and public information on the history of Canada. Their principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity. Work of the Canadian History Museum is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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