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.

Cali Martin, Hallie Winter