Museum undergoes massive renovation; Texas historical artifacts go on display

San Antonio Museum of Art (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

SAN ANTONIO - While one historic collection goes on public display at a new home, another local museum begins a multi-million dollar renovation.

San Antonio Museum of Art undergoes multi-million dollar renovation

The San Antonio Museum of Art officially began a $10 million project to update its European galleries, auditorium and first-floor restrooms.

A brand new structure will also be built to house the museum's state-of-the art heating and cooling system.

The museum's Hops House will reopen as a full-service restaurant in the spring.

Some of the funds to be used in the renovation came from the city's 2012 bond program.

Daughters of the Republic collection on loan to Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Texas A&M University-San Antonio announced on Tuesday it will store a historic collection belonging to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

The collection will be housed inside the former Federal Reserve Building on Nueva Street, across from the Bexar County Courthouse.

The DRT worked out an agreement with Bexar County and the city of San Antonio to display the collection, which will be on loan to the university.

A&M officials say they plan to make the collection accessible to historians and archivists, as well as build exhibits around the Texas artifacts. More than 38,000 pieces are in the collection.

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