In order for the Riverside Museum Associates to align with the new vision of the Museum, we are embarking on a journey to develop our own strategic plan. Our first step has been taken with the completion of a visioning session on April 18, attended by active volunteers of the RMA. This strategic planning workshop was a series of exercises in which the participants brainstormed to define who we are and where we excel and who we want to be and what we want to do. It was an active and productive afternoon showing our solidarity and strengths. Armed with the results of this workshop, we now move on to the next step of gathering together a committee to take a good look at the RMA, envision what we want the RMA to be and do, and develop a Strategic Plan.
In order to do this right, we need a committee of lovers of the museum and the RMA membership to help us. We need caretakers of memory, visionaries, planners, detail-oriented people and those who can help us connect all these skills in our working group. If you want more information or are interested in working with us in this important process, please contact Peggy Barnhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robin Whittington (email@example.com). We will endeavor to answer your questions and to share with you our enthusiasm for this growing opportunity.
The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is ready to change the way Riversiders view museums. Think flexibility, constant change, interactive exhibits, oral histories, thought-provoking stories of Riverside’s past, present, and future, when imagining the cutting-edge museums of the 21st century. With a collection worth its weight in gold, plus the renovations and expansions of the building to create a home worthy of the collections, the Museum is poised to be the destination museum for natural history and local history in the Inland Empire. Downtown Riverside is going through several major changes to the landscape of the Arts and Culture Corridor along Mission Inn Avenue and Main Street. With the recreation of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum as a 21st Century museum, the Riverside Art Museum’s programming that continually reaches record-breaking numbers, the creation of The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry–lovingly dubbed “The Cheech”, the renovation of the Mission Inn Museum, the re-branding of the Culver Center for the Arts, the Sweeney Gallery and the California Photography Museum as “UCR Arts”, along with the addition of “F-stop” the on-tap bar that offers museum-goers various craft beers, and finally the incoming Civil Rights Institute of Southern California, Riverside continues to live up to its name as the City of Arts and Innovation.