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#BackToSchool: An Update From Our Visitor Services Ambassador

Visitor Services with masking

Visitor Services Ambassador, Amanda Beasley, and Jefferson Chapman Executive Director, Claudio Gómez, next to our newly constructed front desk.

While the museum remains closed to the general public, we have reopened our doors to welcome university students and professors into our auditorium and for ongoing research projects. In order to safely host UT students + faculty, museum staff reimagined how we use the museum space.

Our Visitor Service Ambassador, Amanda Beasley, played a key role in preparing the museum to welcome back UT students.

“We put a lot of work into setting up the building for students this semester, and I think it shows. I have heard many students mention how glad they are about being able to take an in-person class. For me, it has been really nice to greet students and talk with the faculty”, says Amanda. “We are all wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, and staying 6 feet apart. After so much uncertainty and isolation over the summer, everyone seems really happy to be here and committed to doing the work to stay and finish the year strong.”

It has felt so wonderful to welcome our UT family back into the museum! We are already planning how to safely welcome back the general public– stay tuned for more updates throughout the fall semester.