Taylor Swift has donated $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, reports Billboard. It is the largest given to the museum by an artist and is the second largest from an individual. It will fund the Taylor Swift Education Center, an exhibit and classroom space scheduled to open in 2014.
Museum director: ‘In terms of what it will allow us to do, we do education very well now. It will allow us to do what we do better, serve more people, develop new programs and I’m happy to say that as we talked through this opportunity with Taylor, she very much wants to be involved in an advisory capacity in what we do. Is there a better person out there who’s in touch with a young audience? I think not. I was joking we should be paying her to do that. I was only joking.’
The 7,500 square foots space will include three classrooms and exhibit space along with a musical petting zoo and a ‘wet’ classroom space to make concert posters and other art projects.