Raleigh, N.C. -- Four North Carolina museums will receive more than $430,000 in federal funding for new projects, including one to develop a software application that helps blind visitors experience the exhibits more fully.
The grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services include $150,000 each for the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture in Charlotte and the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC-Greensboro. There's more than $114,000 going to the Friends of the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh for one project and more than $18,000 to the museum's project to help the blind and visually impaired.
The museum included more than $77,600 in matching funds for that project, which also involves the N.C. Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.