The Bob Moog Foundation has announced that the Buncombe County Tourism Product Development Authority (BCTPDA) has awarded a $600,000 grant for the capital costs involved in building the Moogseum in Asheville, NC.
The grant is a bricks and mortar grant; funding will be dispersed when construction begins, which is expected for 2012.
And yes – it’s synth pork – but could it go for a more awesome cause? See this earlier post for more on the Moogseum.
The Moogseum will be a state-of-the-art exploratorium at the intersection of music and science. It will house Bob Moog’s archives and feature several instrument-based hands-on exhibits. The Moogseum will educate children and adults about the science behind the sounds of electronic music through its exhibits and innovative programming. Phase one of the Moogseum is expected to cost $3 million.