Museum in 30 Objects
We have an online public portal that connects to our collections database -- you can find it on the Collections sectiuon of this website. It is fully searchable and provides basic information and images on all our objects and works of art (not just a selection). All it requires is a browser and access to the internet. You’re free to EXPLORE.
We can also work with you to create a list of certain pieces that you may want students in a particular class to see.
Contact Linda Endersby for questions or additional information 882-5077
School Group Tours
Make the Museum your classroom by scheduling a school tour at the Museum of Art and Archaeology! Reservations are required. Please plan ahead. The Museum provides tours for all audiences from pre-schoolers to adults. We tailor tours to the needs of each audience. Please complete the tour request email by contacting the Museum Educator or by calling (573-882-5076). Please read the Visitor and Tour Policies regarding the maximum group size for tours.
Information on Museum Issues
Junior Docent Program
In this program, students learn about a specific object by a series of visits and research. The Junior Docents then present their object at an evening event to which parents, siblings and school personnel are invited. Students from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School began their participation in the Museum’s Junior Docent program in 2005. In 2007, seventh-graders from Columbia Independent School joined the program. We urge all interested teachers to contact the Educator about participation. Students enjoy their connection to one piece of art and learn interpretative skills in the process.
The Museum of Art & Archaeology joined the Columbia Public School District's Partners in Education (PIE) program by partnering with Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School in 2005. PIE brings schools, businesses, and the community together to share resources, strengthen school programs and enhance economic growth [sic]. Our PIE mission statement reads: "Through sharing resources, Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School and the MU Museum of Art & Archaeology will enhance the study of art for students and foster a lifelong appreciation of art and museums."
The Making of the Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School/Museum of Art and Archaeology Mural: "6 Continents, 7 Millennia" YouTube Video.