County OKs its half of funding for a look at how to join Playspace and Exploris
Ryan Teague Beckwith, Staff Writer
Two Raleigh museums are looking more closely at how a merger would work.
Child-oriented Playspace and international-themed Exploris want to hire Cincinnati-based Kraemer Design & Production to study how they could create a new museum aimed at children under age 12.
The nonprofits have talked about a merger for several months, but the study would be the first concrete step.
Wake County and the city of Raleigh would split the cost, including $50,000 to develop a conceptual plan and $20,000 to determine whether the museum could support itself with government subsidies, private donations and admissions fees."