MAJOR RENOVATIONS AT THE MUSEUM FOR FALL 2014
After months of major renovation the University Museum now has a new Continuum Gallery for educational programming and exhibitions, new front doors for both North and South Hall, a state-of-the-art Auditorium and dynamic new exhibits. Similarly, the Museum’s Archive Building has undergone renovation resulting in two new climate control units to protect some of the most sensitive objects in a collection numbering over 70,000 objects.
2014 is the 40th anniversary of the University Museum’s location in Faner Hall. A year-long exhibition opening this Fall looks at the history of this iconic campus building. The Museum, and the University at large, celebrates theirs 140th Anniversary in 2014.
A QUICK LOOK AT NEW FALL EXHIBITS:
Our exhibits will transport you “To the Moon and Back” with Richard Jurek’s Collection of Apollo Lunar Artifacts and to a deeper understanding of the Southern Illinois landscape in “The Soul of Landscape and Other Explorations: Paintings, Drawings, and Metalwork by Sarah Capps.