The Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution have joined with the Federal City Council to create a National Music Center & Museum in Washington, D.C., Billboard Bulletin reports. According to Mayor Anthony Williams, the center will be a state-of-the-art facility to showcase America's musical heritage.
The museum will be the core of a mixed-use development project to be built on the former site of the Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C. It will have 55,000 square feet of exhibit space, including two performance halls.
The museum is scheduled for completion in 2008. There are no financing details at present. There are tentative plans for the Sinatra family to donate Frank Sinatra's extensive memorabilia to the center.