Instructions to Critical Reviewers
A Letter of Critical Review is not simply a letter of support. It should focus on the quality of the nominated project and comments should clearly relate to the material submitted in the nomination (the nominator should supply a draft of the nomination to the writer of the Letter of Critical Review). The letter is extremely important in the award adjudication process.
The Letter of Critical Review should be a maximum of 500 words. The Critical Reviewer should describe the process of how they carried out their assessment of the nominated project or individual and also provide a brief description of their qualifications outlining their professional knowledge and/or experience.
Areas to focus on in a Letter of Critical Review for a project nomination:
- Quality of sources
- How the information was communicated to the public
- Contribution to a particular field of study, to museology, to the arts, etc.
- Outcomes of the project – please be specific
- How the project strengthened the organization
- Areas of improvement that could have strengthened the project
Areas to focus on in a Letter of Critical Review for a Distinguished Career, Promising Leadership, or Volunteer Service nomination:
- Significant contribution to the Ontario museum community
Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018