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Museum of Anthropology, College of Arts and Science, University of Missouri-Columbia

Museum of Anthropology
100 Swallow Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1440

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


September 2010

Missouri Archaeology Month lecture: September 9th at 7 PM
Dr. W. Raymond Wood, Professor Emeritus of the Anthropology Department, will present Spring Sites and Pleistocene Fauna Around the Truman Reservoir in celebration of Missouri Archaeology Month. 100 Swallow Hall, Museum of Anthropology.

Fall 2010 Children's Classes!

Cultures of the World. These children's classes offered through the Museum of Anthropology include presentations on artifacts and cultures from a range of areas. Activities include music, games, craft projects, and traditional folktales from the regions.

All classes take place from 1pm-3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in 106 Swallow Hall on the MU campus. They are designed for children in the 1st-5th grades. A donation of $3 is suggested to cover the cost of supplies. Class sizes are limited to the first 15 registrants, so please call 882-3573 to enroll your child.

July 2010

Traditional Archery from Six Continents
The Charles E. Grayson Collection
Text by Charles E. Grayson, Mary French, and Michael J. O'Brien
Photographs by Daniel S. Glover

February 2010

Founders Day illustrationMuseum of Anthropology celebrates Founder's Day - February 11 - with a one-day exhibit of artifacts from Academic Hall. Each year the University of Missouri celebrates its founding in 1839. Academic Hall was destroyed by fire, and the Columns were all that remained.
[full image of Founder's Day illustration]

points illustrationNew exhibit in the Museum: Nothing New: Recycling and Reuse Through Time. This exhibit of prehistoric and historic reuse includes points made from historic glass (railroad signal glass, bottle glass, and milk glass). The exhibit will run until April 30, 2010.
[full image of points illustration]


January 2010

Experience Cultures of the World! Spring 2010 Program
The Museum's education program for children offers new sessions.

Spring 2010 Saturday Hours (noon - 4 pm):
   February 20
   March 20
   April 24
   May 15

camera illustrationNew photo exhibit: Capturing Culture. The exhibit runs until May 2010, and showcases cameras from the Museum and American Archaeology Division’s collections that have been used in the field by archaeologists and ethnographers.

camera in the field illustrationlarger image of camera
larger image of camera in the field





November 2009

Fang mask illustrationNew exhibit in the Museum: Death and Magic. The exhibit is open until January 29th, 2010, and includes objects from early 20th century West Africa, including poison arrows, an execution sword, and magic wine jug. [full image of mask illustration]

August 2009

September is Archaeology Month

As part of Archaeology Month, Dean Michael J. O'Brien will give a lecture on "How Archaeologists Keep Track of Time" at the Museum, 100 Swallow Hall, Wednesday, September 2 at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be served.

Fall 2009 Saturday Hours (10 am - 2 pm):
September 26 (Smithsonian Museum Day)
   October 24
November 21
   December 5

July 2009

New Minigallery: Notable Finds in Missouri Archaeology

New Minigallery:  Faces of Mexico


June 2009

Experience Cultures of the World! Fall 2009 Program
The Museum's education program for children offers new sessions.

Dr. Charles "Bert" Grayson

Dr. Charles "Bert" Grayson

Dr. Grayson passed away on May 17, 2009, at the age of 98. An archer since the age of nine, Grayson was active in archery competitions and bow hunting.

His knowledge is irreplaceable, and his stories will be greatly missed.

Dr. Grayson's profile [opens new window]
The Grayson Collection >>

Founder's Day Exhibit




Dr. Grayson Leading a Tour
Dr. Grayson Leading a Tour