pickard hall

Contamination in Pickard Hall to be surveyed

Sep 19, 2014
Casey Morell / KBIA

Pickard Hall at the University of Missouri will either be destroyed, remediated or saved following an analysis by MU.  The building was closed last October due to the contamination.  A comprehensive survey plan is now in the works to figure out the amount of radioactive contamination present in the building.

The survey plan will make measurements from what can be seen, as well as take down walls, remove support beams and pull other structures from the building.

MU museum to move early

Sep 25, 2013
Casey Morell / KBIA

The University of Missouri’s Museum of Art and Archaeology will close on September 30th and start its move to the former Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. That facility is now being called Mizzou North.

Janet Saidi / KBIA News

MU faculty, Columbia residents and museum associates continue to express their concern about MU’s lack of timeline for returning the Museum of Art and Archaeology back to the downtown area. The museum, currently housed in Pickard Hall, is moving to Mizzou North, or the old Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

The move is part of the Renew Mizzou renovation project, which will also displace the Museum of Anthropology at Swallow Hall.