Museum Rehab: Starting Over at the Osage Nation Museum
Management & Administration
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 4-5:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
222 America's Center
The Osage Nation Museum transformed from an aging tribal museum to a dynamic institution leaping toward its ambitious (and achievable) goals. Building on its founding directive to preserve and interpret the Osage story, the museum re-emerged with mission-driven programming, exhibits, and an emphasis on modern practices all firmly rooted in newly created policies and procedures. This session will touch on strategies to overcome the impossible and reinvigorate the irrelevant while addressing issues and tactics specifically related to tribal and small museums and institutions.
- Acknowledge risks, rewards, and the steepest learning curve, and scale it with success using cost-effective resources and building on the basics.
- Successfully build on an unstable foundation and turn the bad stress into progress!
- Effectively manage the "triage" stage of starting over, transition to a recovery stage, and move into a proactive state of panic.
Museum Specialist - Collections Management
National Museum of the American Indian
C. Cali Martin has been the Collections Manager at the Osage Nation Museum since Oct. 2015. Through her experience at the National Museum of the American Indian, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the Gilcrease Museum, she has served the Native public through museum work for over five years. Her work emphasizes the ethical and cultural care of collections. She feels her work at the ONM is the most important work she can do.
Osage Nation Museum
Hallie held the Program Coordinator position with CEPA Gallery, Big Orbit Gallery, & Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, NY for 8 years. This comprehensive back office administrative collaboration is widely considered to be the first of its kind in the nation. Joining the Osage Nation Museum in June of 2015, Ms. Winter strives to make the Osage Nation Museum the premier destination to view and experience Osage art, history and culture.