Museum of Peoples and Cultures moves to new location

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The former Museum of Peoples and Cultures was not large enough to hold big events or galleries.
The former Museum of Peoples and Cultures was not large enough to hold big events or galleries.
BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures has moved its location from the Allen Hall Building located south of campus to 2201 N. Canyon Road.
The museum doors at Allen Hall closed Dec. 19, 2014. Its new location opened to visitors Feb. 23 and included a Family Home Evening event the same night.
The Allen Hall Building was built in the late 1930s as a men’s dormitory. It was also used as a Language Training Mission building, a precursor to the Missionary Training Center. The museum has occupied the building since 1981.
Museum event specialist Kathryn Dawson said the new location was built specifically for more gallery space. Dawson said that along with a new location the museum will also feature a new exhibit.
“This move brings different opportunities. Bigger gallery and bigger classrooms allow for bigger events,” Dawson said.
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures continues to grow and expand in hopes of attracting people to learn more.
“We’re very student oriented and able to help with education,” Dawson said. “It is a cool place to be, and we want people to get interested.”
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