MOAC California museums working with libraries and archives to increase and enhance access to cultural collections



 MOAC Classic
 MOAC II User Evaluation
 Japanese Art in the Valley
 Access to Alternative Art

 MOAC Report 2003
   Project Manager's Report
   Standards and Best Practices
   Partner Reports
     Bancroft Library
     Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts
     Hearst Museum of Anthropology
     UCR/California Museum of Photography

  Project Description
  MOAC Technical Specifications
  Imaging Issues and Tools
  Decentralized Consortia Projects


MOAC Classic

MOAC began in 1997 when 11 California museums begain working with the California Digital Library to integrate access to collections of art, historical artifacts, photography, and manuscripts from museums, archives, and libraries throughout the state. In addition to developing an unparalleled content resources for research and instruction, MOAC had a second, equally important, goal of developing best practices for museums so that museums of all sizes and types could cost-effectively participate in the "digital revolution" and provide sophisticated, standards-based access to their collections. The Institute of Museum and Library Services generously funded a MOAC testbed project from 1999-2001. MOAC has developed into a growing community of like-minded museums and archives in California who continue to participate in several projects which further the initial goals of the group. Detailed documents describing the project can be found under "Project Documentation" to the left.


Browse or search selected collections from MOAC partner institutions. This resource currently includes 62,000 records and images from 11 California cultural institutions presented online by the California Digital Library

Browse Collections


MOAC project manager

Richard Rinehart
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive