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MHCTC develops exhibitions and programs with campus and community museums, departments and institutions to encourage use of Collection artifacts. Annual exhibitions in the Abigail and Nicholas Filippello Exhibition Showcase in Gwynn Hall include the TAM Student Showcase for TAM ‘s spring Advisory Board, a summer exhibit of the Curator’s choice, and a fall showcase as part of MU’s annual Gallery and Museum Crawl in September.

As part of MU’s Art-i-Fact and Material Culture Studies Groups, MHCTC has partnered with numerous institutions throughout the state and the nation in the creation of quality exhibitions. Examples include University of Missouri institutions such as the Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Museum of Anthropology, the State Historical Society of Missouri, and Ellis Library. Outside collaborations include the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, the Missouri State Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, the Boone County Historical Society and Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs.

Visitors are welcome to view the current exhibit in Gwynn Hall Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm in accordance with the University calendar.


In the summer exhibition Arts and Crafts Design (Re)Forms, the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection explores various forms of the Arts and Crafts movement, as well as associations between the movement and dress reform of the period. Visit the virtual exhibition to view over one hundred related dress and textile objects.


OPENING RECEPTION: June 20; 4:30pm-6:00pm; 117 Gwynn Hall
View additional artifacts and try your hand at Arts and Crafts embroidery during the MHCTC’s opening reception!

Exhibition Dates: June 13 – September 9, 2019
Nicholas and Abigail Filippello Exhibition Showcase, Gwynn Hall, University of Missouri
Open to the public during regular campus hours. Visit MU Parking and Transportation for visitor permit inquires:

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The MHCTC explores the natural animal, plant and mineral origins of our dress and textiles in a three-year exhibition series titled Origins: Dress and Textiles. Visit the series webpage to access additional related artifacts and alternative materials, as well as the current event schedule and ways you can support the series!