Chapman University Art Collections

Cataloguing a Museum without Walls Chapman University Art Collections is a unique group of collections that functions through the lens of education and consists of the Phyllis & Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, the Chapman Campus Collection, and the new Hilbert Museum of California Art. Objects from the collections are displayed beyond the gallery, throughout the Chapman campus: it [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: Case Studies, Registrars|0 Comments

Time-Based Media Arts and TMS

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) collection of Time-Based Media Arts (TBMA) increases every year in number and complexity. Objects range from 16mm films and vintage electronic installations to digital videos, software-based artworks and video games. Customization and utilization of TMS, SAAM's collections management system, enables collections managers to account for the volume and variety of media and equipment associated [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Registrars|Tags: , |0 Comments

Join the Debate on the Future of the Sector at the Museums Association Annual Conference & Exhibition

Glasgow, UK | November 7-9, 2016 The Museums Association is pleased to welcome museum, collections, and heritage professionals to their upcoming session of the Museums Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition. The meeting has grown to become the largest event of its kind in Europe, acting as a think-tank for museum and heritage professionals to unpack and analyze the latest scholarship [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Events|Tags: |0 Comments

Get Your Free Copy of The FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) has published The FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual, designed to help archivists working with moving images to navigate the technological advancements in cataloguing, preservation, and access practices. The manual offers best practices and tools for institutions that are preparing moving image catalogues or creating descriptive metadata. Since its inception in 1938, FIAF has [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Collection Managers|Tags: |0 Comments

Stark Museum of Art

Preserving, Cataloguing, and Sharing Rare Books with Collections Management Software The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, was the vision of collectors H.J. Lutcher Stark and Nelda C. Stark. Opened in 1978, the Stark collection is focused on “the stunning land, dramatic people, and diverse wildlife of the American West.” Allison Evans, the Stark’s Collections Manager and Registrar, used [...]

National and Regional Grants to Help Get Your Collection Online with eMuseum

Digital engagement has changed the way audiences interact with institutions, and it’s now expected for museums to display their collection online. Digitizing objects and formatting them for the web can be time consuming and expensive. eMuseum, the award-winning digital publishing software that integrates seamlessly with TMS, helps simplify the process, and available grants can assist with funding. We’ve tracked down [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , |0 Comments