Christie has announced it is to donate high-performance projection technology and installation services to a museum in the US.

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego will benefit from the Christie Solaria Series DCI-compliance based system, which includes the Solaria One projector.

MOPA previously used a first-generation Christie digital cinema projector and the new equipment will be used in the 226-seat Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre at the museum, which is a professional quality, nonprofit theatre venue.

Christie's chief executive officer Jack Kline stated that the role MOPA plays in the San Diego community is one of the reasons the company wanted to donate the projector equipment.

He said: "Our acclaimed projection technology will ensure that MOPA will not only continue to be a one-of-a-kind destination for photography, but also serve as a resource where future generations of students can enjoy and appreciate the cinematic arts as well."

Deborah Klochko, executive director at MOPA, noted that the previous Christie projector used by the museum has lasted for a decade, showing the "outstanding" quality of the firm's products.

MOPA was founded in 1983 and the museum is home to over 8,000 photographs by 700 artists and a 20,000 volume research library. This makes it a top destination for scholars, researchers, and photography and film enthusiasts.