Missouri/U.S. – Curators of the Lost Art and Artifacts


Missouri/U.S. - Curators of the Lost Art and Artifacts

(by Michele Terhune, Como, February 2, 2022)

 

Columbia’s museums hold a treasure trove of art, artifacts, and history unparalleled by other communities of its size. Even better, they’re absolutely free to explore.

To say that museums preserve history is accurate, although the statement often invokes a smell of musty attics and molding books. Preservation is undoubtedly a key function shared by Columbia museums, but their collective mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire.

Every year, thousands of people visit the Boone County History & Culture Center, Masonic Home of Missouri, MU Museum of Anthropology, MU Museum of Art & Archaeology, and State Historical Society of Missouri. Although the pandemic has reduced crowds, it also prompted the museums to digitize an increasing number of their collections so people can view them online. Even better, this makes available a significant number of archived items the museums don’t have space to exhibit at all times.

Whether you explore in person or virtually, explore away. You might be surprised at…

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Missouri/U.S. - Curators of the Lost Art and Artifacts

 

Missouri/U.S. - Curators of the Lost Art and Artifacts
 

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