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Gorin Hall. 2nd Floor, 1184 W. Main. Decatur, IL 62522 Tel: (217) 424-6337 Fax: (217) 424-3992

Internet Address: Museum Director: Edwin G. Walker Admission: free.

Attendance: 1,700 Established: 1981 Open: August 21 to May 20,

Monday, 3:15pm-5pm: Tuesday. l:15pm-5pm; Wednesday. 3:15pm-5pm;

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Thursday, 1.15pm-5pm; Sunday, 2pm-4pm.

May 28 to August 15,

Sunday. lpm-4pni or call for reservations.

Facilities: Galleries: Library (160 volumes, non-circulating).

Activities: Education Programs (adults, graduate/undergraduate students and children); Guided Tours (groups, reserve in advance): Lectures; Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.

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Publications: brochure, “The Birks Museum”.

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Located on the second floor of Gorin Hall, the Museum mounts special exhibitions featuring the Birks collection of decorative arts, as well as pieces on loan from collectors or other museums. The core of the Museums permanent collection is over 1.000 pieces of European, oriental, and American ceramics and glassware. A select number of items date from the 15th and 16th centuries, with the majority dating in the 18th through 20th centuries. There is also some furniture and a selection of Chinese art objects.

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Millikin University – Kirkland Fine Arts Center Galleries

Located in Kirkland Fine Arts Center. Perkinson. Studio, and Lower galleries feature a schedule of professional artists exhibits, invitational shows.

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Senior student B.F.A. exhibits, and an annual Spring Student Show.

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