UMAC AWARD 2018 CAMPUS MARTIUS, OR HOW TO BE A CITIZEN OF PERM UNIVERSITY PERM UNIVERSITY, RUSSIA
Miami, USA – The project ‘Campus Martius, or How to be a Citizen of Perm University’, from Perm University in Russia, is the winner of the UMAC Award 2018!
For its innovation, creativity, excellence, transferability, and significant impact on the university, the community and society at large.
In the words of the UMAC Award Evaluation Committee:
“Creating a forum for open discourse is a vital role for museums in higher education, equally important in engaging the community. The case of Campus Martius, with its collections-based public lectures, walks and excursions throughout the city, manages to engage students, professors, staff and also common citizens from Perm. It is an especially interesting case because it provides an innovative solution for a museum with limited space, limited resources and no visibility. Perm University Museum has doubled its visitors and is now part of the cultural map of the city.”
Two outdoor exhibitions in university botanic gardens – the exhibition ‘Plant-Insect Interactions’, from the Jean Massart Botanic Garden, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and the exhibition ‘Photosynthesis: the Garden by our Visitors’, from the Botanic Garden of the University of Coimbra – both won the second place.
The Evaluation Committee emphasised the quality of the three nominations.
Chair of the UMAC Award Committee