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Collections Managers can find articles, news and interviews on museum and archive collections management, and museum collections management software.

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 Cataloguing 2018-05-08T08:11:46+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 Training 2018-04-06T15:23:28+00:00

9 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software

Museums are busy places, and you may have more tasks to complete than hours in the day. It’s easy to feel cut off from other departments in your museum, and silo mentality can hurt both your department and projects. When your tasks require cross-department collaboration, you can find your busy schedule makes it impossible to [...]

9 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software 2018-04-06T15:24:26+00:00

6 Tips to Increase Productivity with Automation Strategies for Museums

Your department is extremely busy. Your team has a wide variety of tasks to complete, and sometimes it seems like many of them aren’t even related to your collection. By the time you’re done with your regular administrative tasks, half the day has gone by and it feels like you haven’t gotten anything done. Exhibition [...]

6 Tips to Increase Productivity with Automation Strategies for Museums 2018-05-08T12:10:30+00:00

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

Promoting Teaching and Research Through Excellence in Collections Management The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is among the oldest museums of its type in the world, and is home to one of the finest collections of human cultural history. Since the late nineteenth century, the Museum has played an active part [...]

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University 2018-03-28T08:29:17+00:00

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, [...]

Collective Conversations with Bethany Bannister-Andrews 2017-06-28T16:13:07+00:00

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 Whitney Museum and The Challenges of Cataloguing Performance Art 2017-06-28T16:16:02+00:00

Get Your Free Copy of The FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) has published The FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual, designed to help archivists working with moving images to navigate the technological advancements in cataloguing, preservation, and access practices. The manual offers best practices and tools for institutions that are preparing moving image catalogues or creating descriptive metadata. Since its [...]

Get Your Free Copy of The FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual 2018-01-25T07:03:21+00:00

Stark Museum of Art

Preserving, Cataloguing, and Sharing Rare Books with Collections Management Software The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, was the vision of collectors H.J. Lutcher Stark and Nelda C. Stark. Opened in 1978, the Stark collection is focused on “the stunning land, dramatic people, and diverse wildlife of the American West.” Allison Evans, the Stark’s [...]

Stark Museum of Art 2018-03-28T08:31:15+00:00

High Volume Digitization: How a conveyer-belt imaging system is improving access to the Smithsonian’s collections

Less than 1% of the 138 million objects housed by the Smithsonian’s 19 different museums are on public display, with most of the collections hidden away in storage.  One increasingly common way to improve access is digitization: photographing, scanning, and web publishing to bring these hidden collections to light. For very large collections, digitization can be [...]

High Volume Digitization: How a conveyer-belt imaging system is improving access to the Smithsonian’s collections 2017-06-28T16:17:46+00:00