Awards and Honours - McCord Stewart Museum


Awards and Honours


  • 2020 Idéa Awards – Silver, New Brand Identity category, awarded to Paprika for the visual identity of the exhibition Jean-Claude Poitras: Fashion and Inspiration
  • 2020 Idéa Awards – Silver, Best Non-Standard Use – Non-Media Approaches category, awarded to Jungle for the exhibition The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology
  • Gold Prize, Best Temporary Exhibition Communications for the exhibition Notman, A Visionary Photographer; International Design & Communications Awards, 2018
  • Richard Martin Exhibition Award for the exhibition Fashioning Expo 67; Costume Society of America, 2018
  • Grafika Contest, Special Projet Prize; awarded to Paprika agency, graphic design for Illusions: The Art of Magic, 2018
  • Excellence Award, Category 3, for the exhibition Notman, A Visionary Photographer; Société des musées du Québec, 2017
  • Excellence Award for the Notman book in the Research – Cultural heritage category; Canadian Museums Association, 2017
  • Grafika Contest, Quebec best projects of the year in graphic design; awarded to Paprika agency, Book category (entire design) for the Notman book, 2017
  • Grafika contest, Quebec best projects of the year in graphic design; awards attributed for Mister Rabbit’s Circus (Cossette) and Montreal Through the Eyes of Vittorio: 50 Years of City Life and Graphic Design (Paprika), the latter having also won a grand prize, February 2016
  • Honorable mention for Wearing our Identity. The First Peoples Collection, the Canadian Governor General’s The History Alive! Award for the exhibition; Canadian Museums Association and Canada’s History Society, 2013
  • Best promotional contest in association with the exhibition, From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly – Beyond the Icon for the Coup d’Éclat! Award; Société des Attractions touristiques du Québec, 2013
  • Richard Martin Exhibition Award for the exhibition Reveal or Conceal?; Costume Society of America, 2009
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, in the category of sponsorship for the exhibition Transactions; Canadian Museums Association, 2007
  • Honorable Mention, People’s Choice Award for the exhibition After Notman, touring; Conseil des arts de Montréal, 2005
  • Richard Martin Exhibition Award for the exhibition Clothes Make the Man; Costume Society of America, 2003
  • Scottish Cultural Event of the Year for the exhibition The Scots – Dyed-in-the-Wool Montrealers; Thistle Council, 2003
  • Bronze prizewinner in the category « Tourist Attraction – less than 100 000 visitors » for the exhibition Across Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life; Grands prix du tourisme québécois, 2000


  • Boomerang award, in the category Web site or application – arts & culture, 2015
  • Coup d’Éclat! award for website and strategy; Société des Attractions touristiques du Québec, 2015
  • The Gold Multimédi’art interactive award for the MTL Urban Museum application, International Audiovisual Festival on Museums and Heritage (FIAMP); AVICOM, 2012
  • The Audiovisual and multimedia Télé-Québec award for the virtual exhibition, Where to Draw the Line? Editorial Cartoons in Quebec, 1950-2000; Société des Musées québécois, 2010
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, in the Education category, for the project Keys to History; Canadian Museums Association, 2008
  • Silver Summit Creative Award, in the Educational Web Site category, for the virtual exhibition The Photographic Studio of William Notman; Summit International Awards (Portland, USA), 2007
  • Muse Award, Honorable Mention for the online interactive game Watch the Birdie, in the category History and Culture; American Association of Museums, Media and Technology Committee, 2006
  • Museum and Schools Partnership Award for the Web-based learning tools Keys to History and ClioClic, 2004
  • Télé-Québec Audiovisual and Multimedia Award for the virtual exhibition Urban Life Though 2 Lenses; Société des musées québécois, 2003
  • Certificate in the « Experimental » category for the virtual exhibition Urban Life Though 2 Lenses; Digital Marketing Awards, 2002


  • Innovation Award for the project Sharing our memories, our stories; L’Amitié n’a pas d’âge organisation, 2014
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, in the category of Education for the project Les aventuriers nomades, Canadian Museums Association, 2010


  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, 2015, 2016 and 2017 winner
  • Grand Prix du Tourisme award in the category of Tourist Attraction of the year– 25,000 to 100,000 visitors category; Regional Winner (Montreal), 2014
  • Ulysse Award; Tourisme Montréal, tourist attraction, 2000
  • Ulysse Award; Tourisme Montréal, tourist development, 1997
  • National Jury Honorable Mention; Grands prix du tourisme québécois, 1993


  • Award for best design of urban integration for the project, The Urban Forest – Pedestrianization of Victoria Street; Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal contest, Vers des rues plus conviviales, 2011
  • Governor General’s Award, 1994
  • Grand Prize for Excellence in Architecture; Ordre des architectes du Québec, 1992
  • Prix Orange in the renovation category; Save Montréal, 1992
  • Award of Excellence; Canadian Architect magazine, 1989


  • Certificates of Typographic Excellence from Type Directors Club to Paprika agency for posters and invites of our exhibition Montreal though the eyes of Vittorio:50 Years of City Life and Graphic Design
  • Award for the most rewarding job, Valorisation Jeunesse – Place à la relève program; Intégration jeunesse du Québec, 2013 and 2014
  • Canadian Museums Association Award of Distinguished Service was presented to Nicole Vallières, PH. D., Director, Collections, Research and Programmes at the McCord Museum. This award recognizes significant contributions by individuals to the Canadian museum sector throughout the course of their careers, 2009
  • Canadian Museums Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Volunteerism, presented to Joan McKim, C.M. one of the oldest and most dedicated volunteers at the McCord Museum. The award was given in recognition of her remarkable contribution to the museum community for more than 25 years in managing and documenting the McCord Museum collections. 2008
  • Outstanding Alumni Award presented to Cynthia Cooper, Conservator, Costume and Textiles Collection, by the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, University of Rhode Island, 2005
  • Grade A+ awarded by le ministère de la Culture et des communications du Québec, 2004
  • Contest winner for the beautification and cleanliness of the Ville-Marie Borough, window beautification, group category, 2004

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