Docents at workThe docents are essential to one of the fundamental goals of the Museum: education. Docents (from Latin docere "to teach") at the Museum of Art and Archaeology are volunteers who have gone through a year of training in order to present the art and artifacts to visitors in a thoughtful and interpretive way. Our docents are knowledgeable and enthusiastic – without them we would be unable to fulfill the tasks needed to offer the educational tours and events that enhance the Museum’s mission.

Do you have a passion for art? If you have an interest and/or background in art, art history, archaeology, classical studies and related areas, we encourage you to consider volunteering in the Museum’s docent program. At no cost these volunteers receive training and education through the Museum of Art and Archaeology curators and staff, and through courses offered at the University. Docents who have completed their training lead tours through the Museum’s galleries for school age as well as adult groups. The service and educational outreach provided by the docents is invaluable to the Museum’s mission.

Due to the move of the Museum back to campus, the docent training program is suspended for the school year 2021-2022. Please check back when we reopen!

Contact Cathy Callaway, Museum Educator, to talk about becoming a docent: email or phone 573-882-5076.

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In Memoriam:

Jeanne Daly

  • Remy Wagner, 2021  
  • Marybeth Kletti, 2019 
  • Patricia Wills, 2018
  • Averil Cooper, 2017
  • Mike Kraff, 2015
  • Barbara Kopta, 2014
  • Bernadine Ford, 2012
  • Vesta LaZebnik, 2012
  • Jean McCartney, 2010
  • Jeanne Daly, 2010
  • Ramona Lamberti, 2009
  • Betty Brown, 2007






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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