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

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