Rare collections from San Diego museums are now free to access online through this new collaborative resource
Contact: Maren Dougherty, Balboa Park Online Collaborative
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (619) 819-9200
San Diego, CA (May 7, 2013) — More than 20,000 rare and significant materials from Balboa Park museum collections are now freely available to the public to access anytime, anywhere via the Balboa Park Commons, a new online resource that launched this morning at www.balboaparkcommons.org.
Developed by the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC), the Commons offers unprecedented access to digitized photos and artifacts from Mingei International Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Natural History Museum, The San Diego Museum of Art, and Timken Museum of Art.
“This is the first time you can look at the collections across the museums and make relationships that have never been made before,” said Christina DePaolo, BPOC’s Director of Digital Media. “The interdisciplinary aspect is what’s really exciting. Commons visitors can get images related to art, history, and science at once, which opens up new ways of learning about topics.”
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