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What is the future of MU's campus museums?

Jul 1, 2013
Janet Saidi / KBIA

MU administrators announced last May that as part of a $22 million building renovation project,  both the Museum of Art and Archeology and the Museum of Anthropology would temporarily move locations. Currently the museums reside on MU’s campus, but next spring they will be moved to the old Ellis Fischel building located near Business Loop 70.  Since the announcement was made there have been some tensions regarding whether or not it will all be a good move for the two museums.

Some MU faculty upset about plan to move museum

Jun 7, 2013
Jesse Hall and the Mizzou columns
Darren Hellwege / KBIA

Many MU faculty members are upset at how they found about the University’s plan to temporarily close some campus buildings next year for renovations. They're also concerned about the future of the Museum of Art & Archeology and the Museum of Anthropology

Jesse Hall, Swallow Hall and Pickard Hall will all close for about a year. Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services Jackie Jones presented the steps of the project and answered questions at the MU Faculty Council meeting yesterday.  But, department of geography faculty member Mike Urban wasn’t satisfied.