AWARDS: Britannia Mine Museum lauded by BCMA and AME BC

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Britannia Mine Museum at Britannia Beach has won not one, but two, prestigious awards of excellence. The first is the coveted Award for Social and Environmental Responsibility from the Association for Mineral Exploration...
Britannia Mine Museum executive director Kirstin Clausen and her Board of Directors with BCMA Award of Merit.

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Britannia Mine Museum at Britannia Beach has won not one, but two, prestigious awards of excellence. The first is the coveted Award for Social and Environmental Responsibility from the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC), and the second is the Award of Merit from the British Columbia Museum Association (BCMA).

"It is a huge honour to have the museum recognized by our museum and mining peers with these two awards," said executive director Kirstin Clausen. "I remember thinking our original vision of redeveloping our enormous site might have seemed impossible in the beginning. But the words of Walt Disney 'It's kind of fun to do the impossible' really captures the spirit and drive of our team in the past 10 years. We couldn't have achieved so much without the help and support of our board, and our industry, government and community partners."

As the site of a former mine with a challenging operating legacy, The AME BC award acknowledged the museum's recent renovation and its commitment to tell the story of Britannia's modern environmental stewardship story. Also being recognized was the museum's use of sustainable building designs while preserving the museum's historic site and artifacts.

Clausen was the recipient of the coveted BCMA Award of Merit, given to an individual or institution for outstanding, innovative, or creative achievement. The award recognizes her role in fundraising, historic restoration, museum interpretation and education associated with the recent restoration of the Britannia mine site.

Learn more at BritanniaMineMuseum.ca.

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