COLUMBIA — Movers finished hauling everything that belongs to the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology out of Pickard Hall on Dec. 31, but museum officials are already looking forward to the next move.

The State Historical Society of Missouri has proposed creating a downtown museum district that would include a new historical society building, the Museum of Art and Archaeology, and the Museum of Anthropology. The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council unanimously supports the concept, but museum officials haven't discussed what that district would look like — or how they would pay for it.

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