Bob Moog Foundation moving to downtown Asheville NC, future home of the MOOGSEUM
The Bob Moog Foundation announced this week that it will be moving to downtown Asheville N.C., where it will also be launching the long-awaited Moogseum in 2019. Since its inception 12 years ago, the Bob Moog Foundation has been a force for science education, historical preservation, and creativity.
According to the announcement, “At the Moogseum, our educational endeavors and our archive preservation efforts will converge to create an immersive, interactive facility that will bring Bob’s spirit and work alive for people of all ages.”
The Foundation’s offices will relocate to the new space this October, with monthly events and a pop-up Moogseum store planned shortly thereafter. The Moogseum is expected to open in early 2019.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our mission through this new public space,” said Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Foundation. “The new location will be an ideal venue for inspiring people through our extensive archives and our varied educational initiatives.”
She adds, “Both our offices and the Moogseum will benefit greatly from being part of the vibrant downtown Asheville community, and the millions of visitors that it hosts each year. We look forward to enriching Asheville’s cultural offerings by sharing the legacy of Bob Moog with tens of thousands of visitors every year.”
The Foundation has inspired over 10,000 elementary school students with the science of sound through its experiential 10-week curriculum, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, as well as preserving thousands of documents, photos, memorabilia, and a vault of vintage instruments.
The Foundation has assisted with numerous historical books, including integral contributions to two upcoming biographies about Bob Moog, and played a formative role in creating the upcoming documentary, “Electronic Voyager.”
“The Moogseum will represent a convergence of the Foundation’s many ongoing projects, as well as opening the door to a wide range of new possibilities,” concluded Moog-Koussa. “We are truly excited for the opportunity to share the Foundation’s efforts with a wider audience.”
It will serve as a educational, historical, and cultural resource to Western North Carolina and the worldwide electronic music community through many experiences.
The 56 Broadway location currently houses the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, which is moving to a new location at 120 College Street.
The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation is not associated with the manufacturer Moog Music, Inc. All donations are tax-deductible.
Learn more about the Moogseum at: https://moogfoundation.org/projects/the-moogseum/
About The Bob Moog Foundation:
When people think of Bob Moog, they undoubtedly recall the fact that he was the inventor of the Moog synthesizer — a groundbreaking synthesis of electronics, engineering, control voltage, modularity, and musicianship.What they may not know is the depth and breadth of Bob Moog’s career over the course of his life.
Bob Moog’s innovations in music synthesis revolutionized almost every genre of music. The Bob Moog Foundation, a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, carries his pioneering legacy forward to future generations. Our mission, to ignite creativity at the intersection of music, science, history and innovation, is accomplished through three programs.
We provide hands-on opportunities for children and adults to explore the science of sound through Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool and the preservation of Bob Moog’s archives and musical inventions, which will converge in a future interactive museum, or Moogseum, online and in Asheville, N.C.
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