Hats off to the Velvet Foundation!
February 23, 2010
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The Velvet Foundation was founded a few years ago to develop a National Museum of LGBT History and Culture.
They just announced they have recently been awarded a $70,000 grant from the Arcus Foundation towards the development of the initial first phase of the museum.
From their press release…
During this first phase, Velvet Foundation Founder and CEO, Tim Scofield, along with board members, museum designers, content experts, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and the public will answer pertinent questions to ensure the project’s long-term growth and success. In addition to articulating the museum’s core values, unique attributes and interpretive strengths, the strategic plan shall define temporary and permanent exhibits, collections, education and public programs. As the strategic plan unfolds, so will the museum’s mission, vision and priorities, ultimately defining how Velvet Foundation will implement its goals.
The National Museum of LGBT History and Culture will be a forum for the identification, study, and dissemination of the social, historical, and cultural contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community-and its relation with the larger society-through collections, exhibitions, research, publications, and public programs.