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October 03, 2012


City Club Missoula and The Montana Museum of Art and Culture will host “Hidden Treasure in the Treasure State,” a presentation of the museum’s Permanent Collection by MMAC Director Barbara Koostra at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Holiday Inn Downtown.

The presentation will summarize the museum’s recent development by highlighting the diversity and depth of the collection. The collection began in 1895 and includes nearly 11,000 items. It is composed of a wide variety of objects, from European and American artwork and ceramics to period art, clothing and furniture in historic buildings.

MMAC is located on The University of Montana campus. Main Hall and the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center display exhibits, but the majority of the collection is stored in seven locations across campus.

City Club Missoula organized the event, which has an optional lunch. The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Reservations can be made before noon Friday, Oct. 5, at 406-541-2489 or at For more information call Koostra at 406-243-2020 or email





Contact: Barbara Koostra, Montana Museum of Art and Culture director, 406-243-2020, .