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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Mopa Tour and New Media Briefing

Abstract

MOPA

Founded in 1983, the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is a center for visual learning, passionately dedicated to sharing and exploring the universal language of photography. MOPA was one of the first museum facilities in the United States exclusively designed to collect and present the finest examples of photographic art, spanning the history of photography from the 19th century to the present day.

During the tour, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Tour MOPA’s Dubois Library, which holds more than 20,000 items, ranging from monographs to magazines, encyclopedias to exhibition catalogs. Make sure to check out the special collections room.
  • Explore areas of the Museum closed to the public with a special behind-the-scenes look at MOPA’s art storage and handling areas.
  • Learn about MOPA’s initiatives to integrate new technology into the gallery experience, including the digitization of the permanent collection and interactive features to engage and excite visitors of all ages.

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Authors

Vivian Kung Haga's picture
Vivian Kung Haga, Deputy Director at the Balboa Park Online Collaborative, has experience in cultural institutions as an administrator, curator, and educator. Before joining the Balboa Park Online Collaborative, she was at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego for over nine years, first as...