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UA&M Director Is Honored

We’re so proud to note that our director, Vicki Panella Bourns, has been awarded the Utah Museums Association’s 2020 Public Service Award. This award is given to an individual who has served or is serving in a governmental capacity who, in the scope of their duties, has rendered vital assistance or support to Utah’s museum community.

From the Utah Museums Association: “Since Governor Herbert appointed Vicki the director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, she has worked diligently to bring a cohesive direction and sense of parity to the agency. Combining the work of the Office of Museum Services and the Utah Arts Council is an effort that has spanned many years and more than one executive director, but none has used the platform of state government to elevate the museum community as effectively as Vicki. With Vicki at the helm, grant dollars to museums are up, visibility of Utah’s museums is high, and the division is fully invested in the success and support of all cultural organizations within the trust of the agency she leads. She is a tireless and thoughtful advocate for the vital role museums play in our state’s cultural ecosystem.”

Kudos to Vicki!