Training Day: Keep Your Team in the Know and Your Records on Point

Professional-level training is the key to assuring your Collections Management System implementation is a success.  Gallery Systems’ Training Specialist Allison Galland has worked with many institutions to help them achieve this goal. “There are a lot of reasons people invest in training,” says Allison. “Maybe they’ve recently upgraded to a new version of TMS, or there are new staff members. [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Strengthen Your Knowledge at CI 2017

In addition to two and a half days of conference presentations, Collective Imagination 2017 offers a range of pre-conference training workshops. Make the most of your CI experience with these popular professional development sessions. Featured Courses: TMS Dataviews 101 - Learn to create and customize dataviews. Format and display your dataviews using templates, other existing tools, and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Events, General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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