We learned from Pro Photo Daily that The San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum of Photographic Arts will merge on July 1, as reported in The Sand Diego Union-Tribune. MOPA’s collection of more than 9,000 images by 850 artists and 22,000 books and related materials will be added to SDMA’s own photography collection. MOPA’s two-story, 33,000-square-foot museum space—located in the historic Casa de Balboa building just across the Plaza de Panama from SDMA—will remain open through at least 2024. The move comes after MOPA saw declining revenues, despite an increasing number of visitors.
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