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

Save The Date: Collective Imagination 2017

Los Angeles, CA | December 4-8, 2017 Mark your calendar and secure your funding: Collective Imagination 2017, the international TMS user conference, will be held in Los Angeles, California, at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza. Conference workshops take place December 4 and 5, followed by the main conference December 6 to 8, 2017. Get More from CI in 2017 The response to CI 2016 [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

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