Institute of Texan Cultures Launches Redesigned Museum Website

New website, powered by’s idev® platform, developed to better serve the needs of site visitors

DALLAS, TX – July 27, 2011–, a leading website design, development and hosting company, today announced the launch of the museum website for the Institute of Texan Cultures. The new website, located at, serves as the main portal for the museum and provides visitors with important museum information as well as a new e-commerce online store. 

The Institute of Texan Cultures, a component of The University of Texas at San Antonio, is widely regarded for its exhibits, programs, and special events that examine and promote Texan heritage, ethnicity, history, social issues, and popular culture. The museum worked with to redesign the site with interactive and modern features that would excite and inform visitors.

"Our website receives all types of visitors, from local community members, to educators, to out-of-state visitors," said Aaron Parks, Chief Operations Officer for the Institute. "We needed to create a new website that would serve each of these audiences. has helped move us in the right direction with smart navigation and modern design."

The new website was built to help promote the Institute of Texan Culture’s offerings while also providing their staff with full control and flexibility to grow the site. is now equipped with’s idev® CMS to allow for easy updating of museum events, news, images, videos, and more. Furthermore, the site was built to accommodate ticket purchasing and merchandise sales through the site’s new e-commerce storefront, built on’s idev® E-commerce Platform. is continuing to work with the Institute of Texan Cultures to add a password-protected portal for employees and educators to login for specific information.

"We are proud to have contributed to the Institute of Texan Culture’s new online presence and e-commerce store," said Michael Svanascini, President of "The website now includes dynamic features that will help engage visitors and better showcase everything the museum has to offer."


About The Institute of Texan Cultures

The Institute of Texan Cultures serves as the forum for the understanding and appreciation of Texas and Texans through research, collections, exhibits, and programs. The museum strives to be the premier institution of contemporary cultural and ethnic studies focusing on Texans and the diverse cultural communities that make Texas what it is. An agency of the Vice President for Community Services at The University of Texas at San Antonio and a Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum features 45,000 square feet of exhibit space and five recreation Texas Frontier period structures. It is located on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus in downtown San Antonio.


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