Ashley Montagu Award

The Ashley Montagu Award has been created by a great Quebec Artist : PIREZ

This piece of art is made of massive Bronze and amalgamated glass, materials carefully selected for their quality and finesse, to the image of Ashley Montagu's achievement.

Its grasp is ergonomic and very soft. Its design fits perfectly the palm of the hand which exemplifies Ashley Montagu's vision to care for the needs of humanity.

The amalgamated glass section, on which we can see finger prints, represents the effect of touch and the traces that it leaves on the receiver as much as on the giver.

The name of Ashley Montagu is embedded in the amalgamated glass as it is forever engraved in the history of humanity.

The Ashley Montagu Award will be given every two year to a world personality to highlight excellence and exceptional devotion to the advancement of touch in the world.

Recipient of the Ashley Montagu Award - 2004 Edition:
Tiffany Field, Ph.D

       It is during the 2nd edition of the International Symposium on the Science of Touch (ISST 2004) held in Montreal, May 12 to 15, 2004, that Dr. Tiffany Field, from the renowned Touch Research Institute, received, with great surprise and emotion, the prestigious Ashley Montagu award in front of a crowd of over 600 scientists, teachers, clinicians and students in the health related fields from around the world.

      « It is an extreme honour for the first Ashley Montagu award to be given to me and I am touched both personally and professionally to be given an award with Ashley’s name on it. Ashley was a friend of mine and he inspired a lot of my work and his book ‘Touching’ was an inspiration to the work being done at the Touch Research Institute. »
- Tiffany Field

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