Unexpected costs lead to layoffs at San Antonio Museum of Art

Layoffs part of reorganization within museum, director says


SAN ANTONIO – Unexpected costs have led to layoffs at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

The director of the museum, Katie Luber, said in the past year and a half, they were forced to repair the roofing on all of their buildings and replace parts of the air conditioning system. She said that led to laying off 11 employees from departments across the museum last week.

"We are prudent about the way that we manage our money, so instead of letting that become a problem, we felt we wanted to take some measures to solve that problem," Luber said.

Luber said the museum has an annual operating budget of approximately $7 million. The repairs and replacements caused a $200,000 deficit.

The layoffs are part of an entire reorganization within the museum.



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