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 and summer and fall exhibits of the Curator’s choice. MHCTC also partners with institutions throughout the state and the nation in the creation of quality exhibitions. Examples include local and University museums and collections, as well as regional and national institutions such as the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, the Missouri State Museum in Jefferson City, and the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.

Visitors are welcome to view the current exhibit in Gwynn Hall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. in accordance with the University calendar.

TAM students working on Ginger Rogers' garments in class.

TAM students working on Ginger Rogers’ garments in class.

July 2023 – February 2024
Nicholas and Abigail Filippello Exhibition Showcase, Gwynn Hall, University of Missouri

The academic year 2022 saw the first of six design
collaborations between the Missouri Historic Costume and
Textile Collection and students in the Department of Textile
and Apparel Management at the University of Missouri.
Newly acquired costumes and the lifelong career of legendary
performer and Missouri native Ginger Rogers acted as
inspiration for students in TAM 2280 Beginning Apparel Design
in fall 2022 and spring 2023. Students were provided a unique
opportunity for transformative undergraduate research and
public humanities scholarship using one of a kind primary
source objects belonging to a legendary performer who rose
to international stardom on film, stage, television, and radio.

Explore Ginger Rogers’ garments and related student designs
online! Coming Soon!

Past Exhibit Highlights

collage of logos


For 121 years, faculty, staff and students in the five departments housed within the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri have improved people’s lives in ways that matter to everyone, everyday. With the restructuring of HES in 2021, the MHCTC created a virtual commemorative exhibition, FOREVER HES, that explores the HES legacy of excellence through images, artwork and t-shirts! Together in our hearts, ALWAYS and FOREVER HES!