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Education is central to the Museum’s mission. We are committed to presenting the Museum’s collections to a wide variety of audiences using different perspectives. The personal, voluntary learning that occurs in a Museum differs by individual and group. Greater understanding, engagement and enjoyment are promoted at our Museum through the use of interpretive techniques used by tour leaders such as docents, labels, self-tour brochures, or materials found on our website, such as "Learning to Look." Programming, including lectures, talks, children’s events, films and special tours serves to further enhance learning experiences at the Museum.

Types of Tours

Public, adult
University affiliated, adult
University students, affiliated with a class
Unaffiliated
College age students from other institutions
High school students
Middle school and junior high students
Elementary students
Home school students
Children’s events
Private tours affiliated with tour provider
Self paced audio tours

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Policy Regarding Maximum Group Size for Tours

These policies affect the maximum number of individuals in a led tour; and do not apply to general building walk-throughs which do not require presentations or a tour leader, and for which the group would not be moving through the building en masse.

  • For university students, whether from MU or other campuses or colleges, acceptable group size is no more than 20-25, with larger groups broken up into a series of smaller groups.  In this case the professor or instructor scheduling the tour will need to decide how to best divide the group.
  • For general adult or secondary school audiences the maximum led group size is 20.  Larger groups should be divided into a series of smaller groups; the teachers or group leaders scheduling the tour are responsible for dividing the group.
  • For elementary school and pre-secondary groups, the maximum group size is 15.  Adult chaperones are required.
  • For preschool groups the maximum group size is 10 pre-school children plus an unlimited number of chaperones.

The Museum welcomes all groups, and has adopted these policies to ensure that all visitors, whether individuals or members of groups, can best engage authentic objects and enjoy the Museum's unique and irreplaceable collections of art and artifacts.

Exceptions to these group limits will only be made by the supervising curator of the gallery involved, at his or her discretion.

Event Cancellation Policy

The Museum of Art and Archaeology reserves the right to cancel events due to poor weather, low registration, or other unforeseen events. Please provide a contact number when registering for educational programs in order to be notified promptly.
 

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