THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM TO BE CLOSED JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 6, 2013 FOR IMPROVEMENTS, EXPANSION-RELATED CONSTRUCTION
NASHVILLE, Tenn., December 13, 2012 –The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will be closed to the public from Tuesday, January 22, through Wednesday, February 6, 2013, to make needed improvements and accommodate expansion-related construction, museum officials announced today. The museum will reopen on Thursday, February 7, 2013.
"We've had more than four million visitors since we moved downtown in May 2001," said Museum Director Kyle Young. "We are usually closed on Tuesdays in January and February for routine maintenance, upgrades, etc. This winter, because of expansion-related construction, our efforts will be more substantial and will require a few more days. The end result will be an enhanced experience for our visitors."
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum's mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.
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