Maren Dougherty, Balboa Park Online Collaborative
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SAN DIEGO, CA (September 24, 2012) – After more than three years as a pilot project of the Legler Benbough Foundation, the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) will become an independent nonprofit organization. BPOC is becoming a national model for independent, technology-focused collaboration among art, science, and cultural institutions.
Vivian Kung Haga, formerly Deputy Director, has been named BPOC’s Director and CEO. She succeeds Rich Cherry, who served as Director during its start-up period from 2009-2012.
“Vivian brings to the organization a breadth of experience in cultural institutions as an administrator, curator, and educator,” said Peter Ellsworth, President of the Legler Benbough Foundation. “Her experience in bringing diverse partners from universities, industry, and cultural institutions together to create innovative technology collaborations aligns with the mission and goals of BPOC.”
In 2008, the Legler Benbough Foundation initiated BPOC to address common technological problems faced by museums and performing arts organizations in Balboa Park while improving public access to their rich cultural resources. In a departure from past practice of funding individual projects at organizations in the Park, the Foundation invested significant funding ($3...Read The Rest