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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.


MARCH 7 – MAY 21, 2017

Opening Reception: MARCH 9, 2017; 5-6:30PM

The Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection celebrates its 50th anniversary with the exhibition Fashioning a Collection: 50 Years, 50 Objects! Curated artifacts span the breadth of collection holdings and include flat textiles, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, and archival resources. Click here to explore how these objects and additional videos, images, and web activities are used to enhance the Collection’s mission of teaching, research and exhibition at the University of Missouri!