Collective Conversations with Madeline Betts

Collections Database Manager at Tate England’s Tate—a family of four museums under the sponsorship of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport—contains one of the United Kingdom’s premier art collections, including holdings in British art, international modern art, and contemporary art. Well known for its celebration of online platforms and sophisticated use of technology, Tate has been a champion of [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Collective Conversations, IT/Database Managers|0 Comments

Migrating Your Legacy Collection Data: FAQ

You already know the benefits of upgrading your collection management system to take advantage of all the latest advances in technology and practice, but you may already have a large investment in your legacy data, and you’ll want to preserve that investment. To help you better understand the process of migrating your legacy data into TMS, we’ve gathered the answers to [...]

The J. Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Joint ownership of the Mapplethorpe collection: Best practices in learning how to share In 2011, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) jointly acquired a collection of over 2,000 works by Robert Mapplethorpe from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation (RMF). This historic acquisition is unique in many ways: not only is this one of [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies, Registrars|0 Comments

Collective Conversations with Lindsey Richardson

Curator of Collections at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza houses a unique cultural collection of more than 50,000 objects related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository Building in Dealey Plaza, the museum pays homage to President Kennedy [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: Collective Conversations, Curators|0 Comments

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