Utah hands out $195K to museums around state

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm •  Published: July 11, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Division of Arts and Museums is handing out more than $195,000 to museums around the state to develop projects.

Arts and Museums officials say in a statement Wednesday that the grants are supposed to be used by museums to improve professional skills, collections and service.

Development grants are being handed out to nine museums open for less than 1,000 hours a year. They each received $1,000.

Project grants, which range from $3,300 to $6,000, are being awarded to 34 museums. Some of those projects will require matching money from other sources.

Thanksgiving Point, Hill Aerospace Museum and Clark Planetarium all received $6,000 grants.

Arts and Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey says the museums are an "integral component of the state's cultural life."

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