The Paul W. Bryant Museum on Bryant Drive in Tuscaloosa will be temporarily closed to the public as the University of Alabama renovates the facility, a school spokesperson announced Monday afternoon.

UA Strategic Communications Specialist Kevin Lake said the museum will close for renovations beginning on Feb. 1. He did not give an estimate for when the facility will reopen.

Lake said one of the renovation's big-ticket items will be the addition of an interactive video wall that will allow museum patrons to browse the entirety of Alabama football history through digital databases.

“We are excited to modernize our display while keeping true to Coach Bryant’s wish to honor all his teams and players from his 38-season head-coaching career in one place,” said Ken Gaddy, director of the Paul W. Bryant Museum. “Technology allows us to deliver much more information and let visitors select what they see.”

Although he did not specify when the University expects the museum to reopen, Lake did say their online store will remain operational while the physical building is renovated.

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