Colette Dufresne Tassé Award

The terms and conditions of participation in the Colette Dufresne-Tassé Award as well as the schedule of events correspond to what should have taken place in 2020 and are given here as an example. The conditions of participation for the 2021 session will be indicated later. The projects presented for the Colette Dufresne-Tassé Award 2020 must be represented at the 2021 session in order to be considered.
The date for submission of applications for the CDT Award is April 1, 2021.


In 2015, CECA created the Colette Dufresne-Tassé Award.  This prize aims to stimulate research among its members, accelerate the development of education/cultural action, and thus to improve the capacity of museums to serve their audiences.
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Submissions are due before the conference (see requirements below). The prize is awarded to the author of the best empirical research paper. The winner presents their paper at the CECA Annual International Conference. This award also includes 400 Euros to cover the winner’s accommodation costs, as well as waived registration fee for the Conference. These funds may not be used to cover transportation costs. In addition, the winner’s text is published in the journal ICOM Education and on the CECA website.

Characteristics of the submitted text

Written in English, French or Spanish, the text must include:

  • The observation or problem that led to the research;
  • Investigations and theories already published on the subject under investigation;
  • The questions or assumptions that guided the collection of information; the sample (or population) used, its presentation and justification (why we chose it);
  • Instruments, their description and justification;
  • How to analyze the information obtained;
  • The results, their description, their meaning and what they contribute to museum education, cultural action or museology;
  •  Suggestions for new avenues of research;
  • The complete list of books or articles cited (See APA Standards);
  • A text length of 35,000 to 70,000 characters (including spaces).


The text is evaluated by a three-member committee (appointed by the CECA Board) according to the following criteria:

  • The rigour of research;
  • It’s contribution to museum education or cultural action.


  • Be a member CECA in a personal or institutional capacity and have paid the registration fee in the year of application;
  • Have carried out the investigation for his own institution or for a group of institutions, including his own;
  • Having done it yourself, which does not exclude the collaboration of colleagues or students (if so, they are considered as co-authors and named as such, but the 400 Euros and the costs of are only paid to the member who submitted the nomination or, failing that, to a member of his team, whose name is submitted to CECA before the opening of the annual International Conference) ;
  • The research must be original and not already published.

Note: Members of the CECA Board cannot be candidates.


  • Submit a research paper proposal as indicated on the CECA International Conference website and specify that you are applying for the prize;
  • Send a text of 35,000 to 70,000 characters (including spaces) to the CECA Secretary no later than 15th May, 2020;
  • One month after being informed of the award, send a photocopy of a ticket (airline, train or bus ticket) to the CECA Secretary :

Note: Proposals and texts that do not follow the described procedure, for example, that are submitted late, are not considered.

All prize nominees whose papers are accepted, whether or not you win the prize, will give an oral presentation (20 minutes) of their research at the CECA International Conference.

List of winning reports

2016 Hervás Avilés, Rosa María; Sánchez Lázaro, Antonia María; Castejón Ibáñez, Magdalena, Universidad de Murcia
“El museo como espacio de desarrollo local. Una experiencia de participación ciudadana.”

2019 Rubiales García Jurado, Ricardo
“Más allá de tus ojos, una posibilidad para la metacognición, el diseño museográfico y el trabajo colaborativo.”

Research Award 2019
Jury, win
ners and reports awarded

Ricardo Rubiales is obtaining the Colette Dufresne-Tassé Research Award II, with a text entitled : “Mas allà de tus ojos, una posibilidad para la metacognitíon, el diseño museográfico y el trabajo colaborativo”.

Two other texts received a “Mention Honorable”:

One is signed by Mariel Carrubba and Leticia Orieta, the title being: “Estadísticas de género en los museos de arte de la Argentina. Una propuesta para trabajar la equidad de género en las colecciones”.

The other is signed by María Paz Undurraga y Candela Arellano, its title being: “Visitantes de museos chilenos: Hacia un primer diagnóstico nacional de públicos de museos”.

Research award Jury 2019

Rosa Maria Hervas Aviles, Colette Dufresne Tassé, Anne-Marie Emond.

VIDEO:  Running for the Award Colette Dufresne Tassé, by Anne-Marie Emond

2019, Ricardo Rubiales García Jurado : “Mas allà de tus ojos, una posibilidad para la metacognitíon, el diseño museográfico y el trabajo colaborativo”.

2016    Hervás Avilés, Rosa María; Sánchez Lázaro, Antonia Maria ; Castejón Ibáñez, Magdalena,
Universidad de Murcia,
El museo como espacio de desarrollo local. Una experiencia de participación ciudadana.

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Texts of awarded researches