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UTSA provides update on next steps for the Institute of Texan Cultures

UTSA provides update on next steps for the Institute of Texan Cultures

MAY 15, 2024 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Heather Shipley, Chief Enterprise Development Officer and Executive Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Salazar and Associate Vice Provost for the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Monica Perales to all faculty and staff:

In 2021, UTSA launched the ITC Centennial 2068 initiative, an extensive community engagement, visioning and evaluative process to improve the financial stability and accessibility of the Institute of Texan Cultures. As a result of this process, three strategic next steps were announced in April.

As part of those strategic next steps, we are preparing to relocate the ITC museum to a temporary location in Frost Tower. At the same time, we continue to work diligently to finalize a future permanent home for the museum.

The ITC museum will close in its current space at the end of May to allow time for the continued careful preservation and storage of the museum collections. To honor the museum’s past and celebrate its exciting future, we invite all friends of the ITC to join us for an open house during our regular business hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, May 31. This special day will include opportunities for interactive memory sharing and building excitement for the museum’s next chapter.

Additionally, we will host a special UTSA podcast series over the coming weeks on the ITC museum. These podcasts will feature voices from leaders across the university and will focus on our treasured collections, growing opportunities for academic partnerships and the journey to the museum’s new permanent home. We hope you will join us in listening and learning about the future of the ITC.

As we quickly approach the next milestone in the ITC museum’s journey, we again share our gratitude and appreciation for your continued support. We look forward to celebrating with you this month!



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