As the technology backbone of the 27 Balboa Park cultural institutions, BPOC is responsible for technology support and advancement, ranging from website development and park-wide wireless access to in-gallery technology innovation.
San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC), a non-profit organization that provides strategic support and technology development for cultural institutions, today announced Nik Honeysett as chief executive officer. Honeysett joins BPOC from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where he was the head of administration. He will assume his new role June 2nd, 2014.
As the technology backbone of the 27 Balboa Park cultural institutions, BPOC is responsible for technology support and advancement, ranging from website development and park-wide wireless access to in-gallery technology innovation and digitizing the institutions’ world-renowned collections.
“Nik is a true technology visionary and we’re thrilled he will be leading the Balboa Park Online Collaborative,” said Susan Loveall, chairman of the board of BPOC. “He has the leadership and technology foundation we need to continue to make Balboa Park a destination for cultural exploration and inspiration with the aid of technology. This is a huge win for San Diego.”
Honeysett comes to BPOC with an extensive background in management, interactive, multimedia and information technology focused specifically on the cultural sector. During his time at the Getty Museum, Honeysett oversaw the museum’s operational and administrative services across the Getty’s two sites in Brentwood and Malibu. Prior to this role, Honeysett also led the Getty’s Web Group where he was responsible for all aspects of their main website, intranets and web development initiatives.
Honeysett currently serves on the Board of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) having previously chaired the organization’s Media and Technology Standing Professional Committee. In addition, he is an Adjunct Faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, teaching a course on museum technology management as part of their Museum Studies Masters program.
“I look forward to partnering with Balboa Park’s cultural institutions to illuminate how technology can enrich their programs and content,” said Honeysett. “Balboa Park is a cultural gem for the region and the nation at large and the proximity of its institutions allows for unique technology opportunities not possible elsewhere.”
Honeysett replaces Vivian Kung Haga, who served as the executive director since May 2012 and is relocating to Japan. Major initiatives completed in her tenure include the implementation of substantial Wi-Fi access in Balboa Park and the launch of BalboaParkCommons.org, a digital hub offering unprecedented access to images, journals and video from the collections of eight Balboa Park museums. The Commons is considered a national model in the digitization of museum collections.
BPOC was formed in 2008 to create a collaborative and cost-effective way for the Park’s institutions to use technology to fulfill their missions, engage with the public and reach new audiences. In addition to Balboa Park’s various institutions, BPOC has also worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The New Children’s Museum and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media.
For more information on BPOC, visit http://www.balboapark.org/bpoc.
About the Balboa Park Online Collaborative
The Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) provides technical support, technology management, digital collections access and new media services to more than 20 art, science and cultural organizations in San Diego. BPOC’s mission is to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration among nonprofit organizations through technology, with a focus on Balboa Park.
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