Content Strategy: Is it all about digital?

Digital Content Strategies have become a popular topic among institutions, with many museums developing and even posting these strategies, aiming to stay accountable to their audiences. Open publishing allows museums to share details with their public, serving them and the museum mission simultaneously, while establishing trusted and sustainable audience relationships. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), a Gallery [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

The Whitney Museum and The Challenges of Cataloguing Performance Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art has a long history of presenting important performance art, both in their collection and through the Whitney Biennial. Farris Wahbeh, the Benjamin and Irma Weiss Director of Research Resources at the Whitney,  explains the background of the Whitney’s passion for performance, “The Whitney’s history of performance is much longer than many people expect. Gertrude [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Collection Managers|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gallery Systems Announces Release of TMS Audit Manager for Secure Data Tracking

Audit Manager is a powerful browser-based application that monitors changes to your enterprise information, allowing you to maintain a trail of alterations to your data over time. Audit Manager tracks changes made in TMS, Conservation Studio and Media Studio, making it easy to see revisions over time. “Audit Manager is a product that our clients have been interested in for [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

TMS Media Studio Released for Streamlined Management of Digital Assets

Gallery Systems is pleased to announce the release of TMS Media Studio. Media Studio is a powerful Digital Asset Management (DAM) system that uses the same database as The Museum System (TMS), the world’s leading collections management solution, to give clients the ability to efficiently consolidate, download, annotate, and share media. “We are excited to offer this easy-to-use software that [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: |0 Comments

The Munch Museum

Barcoding Best Practices When Moving House Opened in 1963, the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, is dedicated to the life and work of expressionist pioneer Edvard Munch. The museum maintains the most comprehensive collection of works by Munch, including approximately 1,100 paintings, 7,000 drawings, and 18,000 prints. The collection also includes sculptures, photographs, and 30,000 pages of letters, drafts, exhibition lists, [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , |0 Comments

Unstable Materials and Conservation: The Art of Preserving Decomposing Objects

With the introduction of unstable materials into the construction of contemporary art, conservators face a completely new set of challenges. How does one protect and stabilize an object that, by nature, is meant to decompose? The job is comprised of three actions: prevention, conservation, and restoration, “Contemporary art is often so vulnerable that you cannot really restore it but only [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Conservation|Tags: |0 Comments