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File #: 0124X-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/24/2013 In control: Klein
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To honor and recognize the Columbus Museum of Art as a recipient of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
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To honor and recognize the Columbus Museum of Art as a recipient of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
 
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WHEREAS, the National Medal for Museum of Library Service honors outstanding institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities, and that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service; and
 
WHEREAS, the Columbus Museum of Art earned this honor through its ongoing commitment to the Columbus community as well as through its unique and immersive approach to educating museum goers, especially young people; and
 
WHEREAS, the Columbus Museum of Art is highlighted by its Center for Creativity, consisting of various interactive exhibits like The Wonder Room, where you can interact with different works of art and an unorthodox arrangement of objects to stimulate creativity; and  
 
WHEREAS, the museum also features interactive exhibits like the Community Gallery, where you can learn about and create your own comic strips, observe the first art museum Instagram installation, and see unusual objects in the Curious Collections installation; and
 
WHEREAS, the Columbus Museum of Art and the nine other National Medal winners were honored at a White House ceremony by First Lady Michelle Obama and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Susan Hildreth on May 8th, 2013; and
 
WHEREAS, the Columbus Museum of Art continues to serve as an example in the national arts community of how to reach out to individuals and families with innovative programs that captivate and engage, as well as serving as a showcase for our City's present and future success; now, therefore
 
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:
 
That this Council does hereby honor and recognize the Columbus Museum of Art as a recipient of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, and for its service to the continued advancement of our City's arts and cultural community.