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Best Practices For Collections Documentation and Object Cataloguing

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Tracking object details is an essential part of collections care. Adhering to a strong set of collections information and cataloguing standards through institutional collections management policies can help preserve the history of your collection for [...]

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Whether a collection is large or small, one thing remains the same: our clients love our software and support. But don’t take our word for it; here’s what they have to say.

“TMS and eMuseum are the foundation of the management of our collection. With the help of TMS, we can extend our information to the public and internal staff alike.”

– Lenn Nunn, Head of Information Systems, National Gallery, London

“Gallery Systems understood our vision which was for eMuseum to be seamlessly integrated into our website; the result was exactly that.”
- Sophie Meyers, Collections Project Manager, Delaware Art Museum
“Throughout the process of fully utilizing TMS, Gallery Systems has been very helpful and quick to respond to questions. They are always easy to talk to.”
- Graeme Housego, Collections Assistant, The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
“Working with Gallery Systems has been amazing. They’ve been helping us configure functionality and processes. Everyone has been so responsive.”
- Natalie Lawler, Assistant Collections Registrar and Preparator, Chapman University Art Collections
“Its flexibility and ease of use make EmbARK the perfect collections management tool for us.”
- Marianne Weldon, Collections Manager, Bryn Mawr College
“TMS and eMuseum provides a dynamic platform, which enables us to have art registration and communication as one procedure.”
- Morten Nybo, Project Manager, Danish Agency for Culture
“I had tremendous success using Barcode Manager in an integrated approach with TMS’s Crystal Reports to manage the collections by barcoding boxes, scanning them onto pallets, and using Crystal Reports to relocate them in pre-assigned home locations. Barcoding saved thousands of hours in labor and allowed for immediate start-up at the new Statewide Museum Collections Center (SMCC) since the collections were staged upon delivery.”
- Peter Hanchett, Associate State Archaeologist , California Department of Parks and Recreation
“We chose TMS because it was the most robust, intuitive, and responsive of the collections management systems we researched. It has benefited our institution by allowing us to add, track, and report on collection information in ways that it was impossible to do with our previous database.”
- Jennifer Day, Registrar, Indian Arts Research Center
“Working with Gallery Systems’ web team on the Seattle Art Museum’s Chinese Painting and Calligraphy OSCI project meant having highly knowledgeable support and leadership directly from architects of our database systems…”
- Michelle Miller, Registrar for the Collection, Seattle Art Museum
“The positive experience we had using barcoding to facilitate the move has encouraged other departments to adopt similar practices.”
- Larry Felton, Senior State Archaeologist, California Department of Parks and Recreation
“TMS is used by so many major museums. Meeting the needs of those museums, as Gallery Systems has done, has made the product more flexible and we, as a smaller organization, have been the beneficiaries.”
- Richard Grant , Executive Director, The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
“If I leave a desperate call on a Sunday evening with Gallery Systems, I’m likely to get a call back from the technical support group very quickly. That has been consistent throughout our 21-year relationship. All the staff have been enormously helpful.”
- Richard Grant , Executive Director, The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
“We loved having more tools than we needed rather than just the basic ones we wanted initially. We have many future plans—so we’d much rather have a bigger system than a smaller one.”
- Natalie Lawler, Assistant Collections Registrar and Preparator, Chapman University Art Collections
“Increasing accessibility to the collection, while at the same time reducing handling and light exposure of the objects, couldn’t have been achieved without these new technologies and our partnership with Gallery Systems.”
- Rachel Tassone, Associate Registrar, Williams College Museum of Art
“We are very happy with the remotely hosted TMS. For us the connection is speedier than our locally hosted TMS was. That’s nice of course, but the real advantages is that Gallery Systems does backups, they do upgrades and we can have the upgrades whenever it’s convenient for us.”
- Hilde Bøe, Digital Collection Manager, Munch Museum
“We believe that Gallery Systems provides the knowledge and support needed to best help us showcase our collection…”
- Mark Engstrom, Senior Curator and Deputy Director of Collections & Research, Royal Ontario Museum
“Gallery Systems delivers a fantastic product, but what really sells me is their unstinting technical support. As well, their ongoing innovation and interest in their clients’ needs come together to make TMS the best product it can be.”
- Christine Droll, Registrar, Database & Collections, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
“I’m always proud to tell a colleague that we use TMS for our catalogue raisonné. TMS makes me feel confident that we have a system that is reliable, which we don’t have to worry about. It has made my job a lot easier.”
- Andrea Liguori, Managing Director, The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
“For years we have wanted to implement barcoding to aid us in moving and handling objects, and with this move the opportunity was finally at hand.”
- Hilde Bøe, Digital Collection Manager, The Munch Museum