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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.

Resources for Small Museums

Small museums and collections have the power to make huge impacts on their community, both inside and outside of the galleries. Museum collections, large and small, pack a powerful punch, while relying on a set of collections management standards to maintain collections objects and protecting works to share with a larger community. However, small museums [...]

Resources for Small Museums2018-10-11T12:59:48+00:00

When Digital Isn’t Just a Department

All museums have three tenets that bind them together: 1. Museums acquire and preserve objects ethically 2. Museums advance the knowledge of cultures through studying those objects 3. Museums share that knowledge and their objects with their public These three tenets bind the museum community at large, and can be found within the majority of [...]

When Digital Isn’t Just a Department2018-10-01T07:54:26+00:00

The imai Foundation

Cataloguing Time Based Media The City of Düsseldorf established the inter media art institute (imai Foundation) in 2006 as an archive to care for an acquired video collection. The archive contains around 3,000 works of Time Based Media art, and provides context to the history of Time Based Media from the 1970s through today. [...]

The imai Foundation2018-07-19T11:18:43+00:00

Implementing a Digital Strategy Integration with an Already Existing Strategy

Museums are embracing the digital age, and are developing digital strategy integrations to meet audience members where they already are. From Facebook, to online galleries, to Medium posts and everything in between, museums are putting their content online and in front of audiences so they can engage on a deeper level. As users are engaging with these [...]

Implementing a Digital Strategy Integration with an Already Existing Strategy2018-07-12T07:24:49+00:00

Creating a Digital Strategy for Your Institution

As museums move further into the age of digital, museum visitors have a stronger expectation to engage with institutions and their collections through digital portals. Museum Professionals are developing and strengthening their outreach through experimentation, and recording their findings in their digital strategies. Creating a strong digital strategy for museums helps ensure that collection access [...]

Creating a Digital Strategy for Your Institution2018-07-12T07:25:02+00:00

TMS Core Training in the Big Apple

Continuing professional development and training on your Collections Management System helps your collections team to expand their abilities and improve your workflows. Keeping up with the changing standards of the field and new functionality available in TMS , helps your institution better prepare to handle increasing workloads without compromising collections care. Gallery Systems offers training and [...]

TMS Core Training in the Big Apple2018-07-25T09:21:56+00:00

Manage Your Collection More Efficiently With a New Web-Based CMS

Your collections team has a big job to do, and wants to stay focused on collections care. But sometimes, extra tasks can get in the way of your goals. If your team is looking to manage your collection more efficiently while simplifying workflows, there’s a better way. Watch this video to learn about an [...]

Manage Your Collection More Efficiently With a New Web-Based CMS2018-07-11T12:13:58+00:00

Best Practices For Collections Documentation and Object Cataloguing

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 the future, and make your department’s day-to-day activities more efficient—from preparing exhibition lists, to managing conservation tasks. Terms of the [...]

Best Practices For Collections Documentation and Object Cataloguing2018-06-15T07:53:15+00:00

Get Crystal Clear on Crystal Reports for TMS

Reports are one of the most useful tools in any Collections Professional's toolkit, helping to do everything from creating exhibition checklists for conservation, to keeping outgoing loans organized. To create the best reports possible, Gallery Systems utilizes Crystal Reports for TMS. Sometimes managing reports can feel a little daunting, but with some training, you can [...]

Get Crystal Clear on Crystal Reports for TMS2018-07-25T09:22:44+00:00

Tuesdays are for TMS Training

Looking for a simple way to get some extra TMS Training? Every other month, Gallery Systems offers TMS Tuesday: Onboarding & Refresher Training. This popular TMS training session is great for anyone who’s part of the Gallery Systems community, especially first time TMS users, students seeking careers in museums, and users with past TMS experience [...]

Tuesdays are for TMS Training2018-07-25T09:25:27+00:00