Collections Storage and M!X at Museum of the Red River in Idabel on October 19


Posted by OMA on 06/29/2018

Join us at the Museum of the Red River in Idabel on October 19 for an Amazing Time

Save the Date for a Special Sneak Peak Showing on October 19 at Museum of the Red River in Idabel, Oklahoma – Tour of NEW Collections Storage Area; Brainstorm 30 Storage Ideas in 30 Minutes; Enjoy the annual OMA M!X Networking Event complete with Dinner; Be Among the First to have a Sneak Peak of the Multi-Million Dollar Museum Renovations and Expansion

This event is not to be missed!  The event is free and hosted by Henry Moy, Director of the Museum of the Red River.  Pre-registration is required.  Please register here by October 11, 2018

All activities will take place at the Museum of the Red River, 812 E Lincoln Rd, Idabel, OK 74745.  The tour will begin at 2pm followed by 30 Storage Ideas in 30 Minutes Group Brainstorming. The M!X Networking Event with Dinner and Sneak Peak of Museum Renovation and Expansion will begin at 5pm.

Museum Storage Tour led by Museum of the Red River Keeper of the Collections, Daniel Vick.
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The multi-million dollar project is touted as the archaeological and ethnographic art museum's next development stage to address storage shortcomings and improve gallery space. With more artifacts and material coming to the museum, such changes will provide additional storage room and an enhanced means to showcase its vast collections for visitors.

Among other improvements, the new facade's appearance is inspired by temple pyramids found in Central America.

This is the fourth expansion plan beyond the museum's 1975 start as a simple rectangular space (3,000 square feet). Successive expansions happened in 2000, 2004 (a new lobby, classroom and space for the dinosaur) and then with the Mary H. Herron Community Conference Center in 2009.

Whether it is African pottery, a dinosaur specimen found in McCurtain County, Native American arts, a collection of valuable cradles, beautiful clay figures, baskets from different cultures or any of the other intriguing artifacts from its collection, Museum of the Red River gives the public something they cannot find anywhere else near Idabel.