Blog2019-08-19T15:01:17-04:00

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, [...]

How to Select the Best Museum CMS with an RFP

Selecting a collections management system (CMS) can be a daunting task. One way to make the selection process easier is to create a detailed Request for Proposals (RFP) and send it to the suppliers you have shortlisted. This will help you compare suppliers, as well as their service and software offering. An RFP, along with a comprehensive demonstration, will [...]

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Join us in Washington, D.C. for Collective Imagination 2020

Save the Dates and Start Planning for the Premiere Collections Management Conference Hosted by Gallery Systems The details for Collective Imagination 2020 are here, and we’re excited to bring our collections management conference back state-side to help you grow your knowledge, learn from your incredible network of peers, and share a few laughs with attendees from all over the world. [...]

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The Frick Collection

Preparing for Implementing Conservation Software The Frick Collection, located in New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood, is one of the most well-known museums in the world, with a collection specializing in Old Master paintings and European sculpture and decorative arts predominantly dating from the 14th to 18th century. Henry Clay Frick, who built the Frick mansion as his home, [...]