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About Cat Bradley

Cat Bradley became part of the Gallery Systems team in 2016, and has a background in art museums and diversity policy for nonprofits. Cat holds an MA from the University of Oregon in Arts Administration for marketing, a grad certificate in Nonprofit Management, and a BA from the University of Central Florida in Art History, specializing in public art and 20th Century Mexican Art. When she’s not writing case studies or analyzing market data, you can find her wandering the art museums and galleries of New York City, squeezing veggies at the Union Square Famers Market, or playing the ukulele at open mic night on the Lower East Side.

Collective Conversations with Margret Schild

Head of the Library, Theatermuseum + Filmmuseum Düsseldorf As one of the institutions housed under The Culture Department of the City of Düsseldorf, the Theatermuseum has a storied history. Founded in 1947 after a donation by Gustav Lindemann, the Theatermuseum originated as an archive inside a private theatre. Today, the museum collects and exhibits objects from [...]

2017-11-06T07:00:13+00:00 By |Collective Conversations|Comments Off on Collective Conversations with Margret Schild

Seven Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Upgrading Your Collections Management System

Upgrading or replacing your Collections Management System (CMS) can feel like an overwhelming project. Securing funding, researching options, and facilitating internal agreement are challenging tasks to add to your already heavy workload. However, once you’ve replaced your CMS, you’ll look back and marvel that you managed for so long working with the inefficient processes and [...]

2017-08-25T08:31:37+00:00 By |General|Comments Off on Seven Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Upgrading Your Collections Management System

How to Streamline Conservation Documentation

Meet Jane, a busy conservator who loves caring for objects in her collection. Unfortunately, repetitive administrative tasks and redundant paperwork can keep her from the work she loves. Lucky for Jane, there’s a better way. Watch this video to learn her secret to managing her work so she can get back to caring for her [...]

2017-08-16T13:10:34+00:00 By |Conservation|Comments Off on How to Streamline Conservation Documentation

The Amazing Conservator

Have you ever been excited to start a conservation project, but were derailed by last minute exhibition checklists? Meet Jane, a busy conservator who has an exciting project ahead of her. But when an unexpected office-avalanche comes her way, will her conservation super powers be enough to save the day? Find out in this issue [...]

2017-07-06T14:35:09+00:00 By |Conservation|Comments Off on The Amazing Conservator

Collective Conversations with Bethany Bannister-Andrews

Collections and Digital Assets Manager at Shangri La: Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design (operated under the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art) Opened to the public as a museum in 2002, Doris Duke’s Shangri La in Honolulu showcases a varied collection of Islamic art. The museum was originally constructed as a seasonal home, [...]

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 [...]

2017-07-07T15:07:44+00:00 By |General|790 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

2017-01-23T17:27:14+00:00 By |General|35 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 [...]

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 [...]

2017-06-28T16:16:25+00:00 By |Case Studies|3 Comments