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2020 Museum Grants and Funding Opportunities

Grants Guides for Museums Located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Spain, and the United Kingdom This New Year brings not only the start of a nominal decade, the twenty-twenties, but also an extra day to move your museum’s projects forward. Along with these events, is the publication of our 2020 Museum Grants Guides, updated annually to [...]

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Image Alt Tags: A Resolution for 2020

Improve Your Web Collection’s Accessibility and Optimize Its Discoverability on the Internet Never heard of Image Alt Tags? Based on Gallery Systems’ experience working with museums, it is fair to say that a good number of web collection pages don’t yet include this important data. 2020 may be the year that will change. What are Image Alt Tags? The [...]

M+

Illuminating the Archives M+, a new museum in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District, has set out to become one of the world's largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture and has spent the last several years collecting objects from around the globe. In addition to artworks and objects, M+ also acquires archives. Kevin Forkan, Head, Archives and Library, [...]

IIIF: What Is It and What Does It Do?

How the IIIF Image Retrieval Protocol Enhances Your Users’ ExperienceWhat is IIIF?The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a set of specifications for interoperable functionality in digital image repositories. Designed by and for the cultural heritage community, it improves user access to images and makes it easier to create rich collection websites with advanced media features. Symphony in Flesh Color [...]

How to Select the Right Digital Asset Management System for Your Museum

As museums continue to generate more and more digital assets, it becomes increasingly clear how important it is to find the right Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) for your institution. New digital assets are constantly added through existing Museum Collections Management Software: new additions to collections come with accompanying digital media and current collections require updated photography. Departments across [...]

Collective Conversations with Tine Schmidt Haislund

Registrar, The Munch Museum The Munch Museum opened in May 1963, a hundred years after iconic Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s birth. Located in Tøyen, Oslo, the museum’s collection initially consisted of more than 1,150 paintings, 18,000 prints, 7,700 drawings and watercolors, and 13 sculptures, among other objects; all bequeathed by Munch himself, as well as by his sister Inger, [...]