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Knight Foundation Grants $970,000 to Eight US Museums

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded eight US museums a total of $970,000 for the hiring of tech-savvy staff to enhance the museum-going experience, reports Claire Selvin of Artnews. Victoria Rogers, the Knight Foundation’s vice president for the arts, said, “Our hope is that these dedicated digital staffers will help art institutions better reach and engage audiences by meeting them where they are: on the technological devices they use every day.”

The institutions receiving grants are:

Charlotte, North Carolina: The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Director of Technology Innovation

Detroit, Michigan: The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit: Tech and New Media Curator

Detroit Institute of Arts: Digital Experience Designer

Miami, Florida: The Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami: Director for Digital Engagement Strategies

The Wolfsonian at Florida International University: Digital Projects and Community Organizer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Director of Museum Technology

The Fabric Workshop and Museum: Museum Technologist

San Jose, California: The San Jose Museum of Art: Manager of Interactive Technology