The Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame
The Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame is recognized as the one and only official institution that honors and memorializes the accomplishments of the many individuals and organizations that have contributed to the Rhythm and Blues genre. Our collection of artifacts and other objects of historical importance will be available for public viewing through permanent and temporary exhibits.
The Museum’s purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate about the various aspects of the world of Rhythm and Blues Music. Artifacts and materials that we have collected and are collecting, are not only owned by the museum but are also borrowed and created for the various displays.
The museum collections and exhibition materials represent a wide variety of music history that will advance an understanding of this human experience. We will become a major resource and help foster an informed appreciation of the rich and diverse culture we live in. It is also incumbent upon us to preserve this inheritance for future generations. The Museum will also provide research, scholarships, publications, and educational activities. It’s programs will further the museum’s mission and will be responsive to the interests and needs of our visitors.
Our exhibits are professionally researched for credibility and designed according to a carefully drawn-out comprehensive timeline. Most exhibits center on the evolution of Rhythm and Blues and its impact on our world. Exhibits communicate the rich story of the genre’s formation in detail to satisfy the varying interests of the general public and scholars.
Through keeping content and themes fresh, we hope to attract and maintain visitors. Frequently changing the displays and visiting exhibits of the museum is a common strategy to encourage patrons to come back on a regular basis. We will deploy many state of the art digital interactive displays in conjunction with real historical artifacts. Interactive content such as touch screen displays, motion sensing interaction with videos, and holograms, can be managed and updated through easy-to-use content management systems, which will be run by the in-house exhibition staff. At its most basic level the museum’s function can be seen as ensuring that the history of R&B and its objects survive, and that the achievements of past present and future artists and involved with the industry, remain for posterity