Blog 2017-01-23T17:27:14+00:00

How to Streamline Conservation Documentation

Meet Jane, a busy conservator who loves caring for objects in her collection. Unfortunately, repetitive administrative tasks and redundant paperwork can keep her from the work she loves. Lucky for Jane, there’s a better way. Watch this video to learn her secret to managing her work so she can get back to caring for her collection. Learn more about Conservation Studio, [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Conservation|Comments Off on How to Streamline Conservation Documentation

Need a better way to manage conservation documentation?

Our clients tell us one of the biggest issues their conservators face is a huge workload, particularly around managing objects for exhibitions and loans. Treatments and surveys require extensive documentation, and conservators generate more media files than any other department. Conservators create a large volume of important documentation on a daily basis, but are often mired in inefficient paper-based processes.  [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Conservation|Comments Off on Need a better way to manage conservation documentation?

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

Promoting Teaching and Research Through Excellence in Collections Management The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is among the oldest museums of its type in the world, and is home to one of the finest collections of human cultural history. Since the late nineteenth century, the Museum has played an active part in the history of American [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies, Collection Managers|Comments Off on The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

The Amazing Conservator

Have you ever been excited to start a conservation project, but were derailed by last minute exhibition checklists? Meet Jane, a busy conservator who has an exciting project ahead of her. But when an unexpected office-avalanche comes her way, will her conservation super powers be enough to save the day? Find out in this issue of The Amazing Conservator! Learn [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: Conservation|Comments Off on The Amazing Conservator

Collective Conversations with Bethany Bannister-Andrews

Collections and Digital Assets Manager at Shangri La: Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design (operated under the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art) Opened to the public as a museum in 2002, Doris Duke’s Shangri La in Honolulu showcases a varied collection of Islamic art. The museum was originally constructed as a seasonal home, and supports a collection of [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Collection Managers, Collective Conversations|134 Comments

Training Day: Keep Your Team in the Know and Your Records on Point

Professional-level training is the key to assuring your Collections Management System implementation is a success.  Gallery Systems’ Training Specialist Allison Galland has worked with many institutions to help them achieve this goal. “There are a lot of reasons people invest in training,” says Allison. “Maybe they’ve recently upgraded to a new version of TMS, or there are new staff members. [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: General|43 Comments