Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Welcome to the future of the ITC!

How UTSA is celebrating Texas’ past with a museum of the future

Since its debut during the 1968 World’s Fair, the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) has been a fixture in downtown San Antonio that celebrates the uniqueness of the cultures that comprise Texas.

As the steward of the ITC, UTSA is committed to the museum’s future. The ITC Centennial 2068 initiative has been key to the university’s work reimagining this venue — including a new location, new exhibits and new interactive experiences.

Learn more about the exciting future of the museum through a special three-part podcast series, ITC: Museum of the Future, produced by University Strategic Communications and featuring UTSA leaders discussing the world of possibilities that await ITC, the preeminent storyteller of Texas.

May 23: Preserving the ITC’s treasured collections

Monica Perales

In the series opener, Monica Perales, ITC associate vice provost, discusses the museum’s role in collecting, preserving and sharing Texas’ history. Listeners also learn more about the museum’s move to a temporary space in Frost Tower, in the heart of downtown San Antonio.

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May 28: The role of Tier One museums and libraries

Dean Hendrix

Dean Hendrix, vice provost of the UTSA Libraries and University Librarian, discusses the relationship between the ITC and UTSA, and the key role each plays in supporting great cities like San Antonio and great research universities like UTSA.

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May 30: Building a world-class museum for San Antonio

Heather Shipley

UTSA Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Heather Shipley discusses the work to build an ITC aligned with the standards of the American Alliance of Museums, and how the AAM’s commitment to providing resources, knowledge and connections will lead to a thriving museum for San Antonio that attracts world-class exhibits and enriches the local community.

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