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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 [...]

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, [...]

Collective Conversations with Kate Blanch

Image courtesy of Kate Blanch, Database Administrator. The Walters Art Museum. Database Administrator, The Walters Art Museum The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, is one of only a few museums in the world to present such a wide spectrum of art. The collection spans fifty-five centuries and represents virtually every great civilization. [...]

Collective Conversations with Brian MacElhose

Brian MacElhose is the Collections Database Analyst at the Dallas Museum of Art. Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its [...]

I’m Busy and I Can Prove It: CMS Data Mining to Track Staff Activity

I know I’m busy, but does everyone else at my museum know it? Sometimes it can be useful to have quantifiable data that confirms empirically what you already know to be the case: that you’re working with superhuman energy on many projects simultaneously and your efforts are helping the museum stay afloat. It can also [...]