Mission: Primary mission
Programs: Collections care and management, exhibitions imsi curates collections for the use of/and by the museum of the red river. Currently, over 25,000 objects are available. They are cared for by trained staff. The collections were strengthened in 2014 by the acquisition of 1329 objects, including gifts from 45 individual donors an sources, plus 85 purchases using funds restricted for collections. All items are approved by the board before being catalogued. Nine changing exhibits were mounted in galleries in 2014, providing visual and aesthetic experiences to over 18,000 visitors. Off-site exhibits in four regional libraries and three community centers broaden opportunities to the larger community.
resarch activities and programs imsi supports the exhibitions of the museum which, in 2014, included (9) changing displays and more permanent installations using over 1100 objects, plus 24 rotating displays at off-site locations, using another 201 works. Objects must be researched for accurate information. The programs of the museum include school group tours(serving 4000+ visitors), educational camps on arts, culture, and natural history for children, plus monthly speakers and artists/ demonstr
cultural leadership and support imsi supports and promotes the museum's role as a leader in arts and humanities activities. Its affilliates program enables other non-profit, educational organizaions (e. G. , mccurtain county historical society, county goat growers, langston university extension, oklahoma state university extension, mccurtain county gem and mineral club, and oklahoma humanities council plus others) to use the facilities of the museum at a nominal cost. Imsi's staff, representing th