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

Collective Conversations with Alexandra Bancroft

Alexandra Bancroft, Technical Support Specialist, Collection Information & Access, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Adapting swiftly to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of The J. Paul Getty Museum staff went digital when its two locations temporarily closed their doors. To learn how the Getty Museum team is managing its collections from home [...]

Collective Conversations with Alexandra Bancroft2020-12-24T09:35:06-05:00

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Creating a Versatile Online Collection with eMuseum
A relative newcomer to the cultural heritage institutions scene, Crystal Bridges Museum was interested in quickly raising its public profile. The Museum sought out creative ways to share its expansive collection of American art, spanning five centuries from the Colonial era into our current day [...]

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art2020-11-17T08:58:36-05:00

Collective Conversations with Caitlin Perry-Vogelhut

Caitlin Perry-Vogelhut, Associate Registrar, Database Administration and Exhibitions, The Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is a premiere destination for art appreciators, and is recognized internationally for its diverse, 95,000-object permanent collection. Crisscrossing time and continents, its holdings notably include over 1,000 works [...]

Collective Conversations with Caitlin Perry-Vogelhut2020-10-05T17:10:54-04:00

Collective Conversations with Emma Fulce

Emma Fulce, Collections Specialist, Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
Gallery Systems caught up with Emma Fulce, Collections Specialist, to learn about recent projects at the Eskenazi Museum. She spoke about how working from home had affected her role and TMS projects, the Museum’s increased focus on their online presence, and how [...]

Collective Conversations with Emma Fulce2020-10-05T17:12:15-04:00

IIIF: What Is It and What Does It Do?

How the IIIF Image Retrieval Protocol Enhances Your Users’ Experience
What 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 [...]

IIIF: What Is It and What Does It Do?2020-08-04T12:34:14-04:00

Growing the Online Collections at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Webinar: TMS Tips from the Saint Louis Art Museum
SLAM is home to an encyclopedic collection of over 34,000 works of art. In 2017, with a digital strategy in place and a new website in development, the Museum began the process to provide more object records online [...]

Growing the Online Collections at the Saint Louis Art Museum2020-12-24T09:41:57-05:00

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 [...]

The imai Foundation2020-12-29T13:07:01-05:00

Best Practices in Collections Management Policies, Documentation, and Object Cataloguing

Get the Most from Your Institution's Collections Data
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 [...]

Best Practices in Collections Management Policies, Documentation, and Object Cataloguing2020-12-29T16:34:08-05:00

7 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software

Work Efficiently While Reducing Time, Cost, and Stress
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 [...]

7 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software2020-12-31T10:51:09-05:00
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