ANNOUNCEMENT: The Museum of Art and Archaeology's entire collection is NOW Searchable on-line!

Argus Database Launch

Thanks to a Federally-funded grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Museum was able to digitize its entire collection as a searchable database that scholars, faculty, students and anyone needing access to the Museum’s extensive collection can use. Beyond background information on a specific piece of art, you can see an image of the object, review, save, and export information. It brings over 6,000 years of art history to your fingertips.

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It doesn’t replace seeing the artwork in person, but the database gives you access to all of the collection, even those objects in storage.

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Museum Galleries are CLOSED.
The Museum is preparing to move to a new location at the lower east level of Ellis Library in the center of the MU campus.
Reopening date is as yet unknown. It is hope that the galleries will be open by Spring/Summer 2022.

"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association