Museum of Art and Archeology Open After Leaving Pickard
The University of Missouri Museum of Art and Anthropology is back open after its 18 month closure, but you won’t be able to find it on campus.
The museum has relocated to Mizzou North, a location on Business Loop 70 West that it shares with the museum of Anthropology, which has yet to open.
The museum was moved out of its former home at Pickard Hall in September of 2013, because of radiation.
Some faculty members have expressed concerns since the move that being off campus would mean fewer student visitors.
City administrators have been supportive of the move, saying the increased parking at the new location makes it more accessible for community members.
Alex Barker is the museum's director. While he says the current location has some benefits, he hopes it will return to campus in the future.
Barker said, "I think folks in the university have agreed that at some point it would be good for the museum to return to campus so we can be more involved with the intellectual life of campus." He added, "and also serve as a conceptual and a physical gateway between the campus and the community."
The museum will now be regularly open from Tuesday to Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 4 PM.