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

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 they handled their major renovation.

Collective Conversations with Emma Fulce2020-06-10T08:57:12-04:00

Gallery Systems Unveils TMS Collections 2020, the Most Powerful Release of its Online Collections Management Software

NEW YORK CITY, March 12, 2020 – Launching Collections Management into the New Decade
Gallery Systems is proud to announce the release of TMS Collections 2020, its scalable, user-friendly, and powerful web-based collections management software designed to help museums streamline processes. TMS Collections is [...]

Gallery Systems Unveils TMS Collections 2020, the Most Powerful Release of its Online Collections Management Software2020-05-21T05:27:13-04:00

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 [...]

M+2020-05-08T11:58:39-04:00

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 [...]

IIIF: What Is It and What Does It Do?2020-01-27T09:21:06-05:00

Growing the Online Collection: Using FlexFields and Alerts for Workflow, Prioritization, and Resource Allocation

The Saint Louis Art Museum is home to an encyclopedic collection of over 34,000 works of art, with seven curatorial departments, a robust team of registrars, and a newly-formed digital assets department. In 2017, with a digital strategy in place and a new website in development, SLAM began a new process to provide more object [...]

Growing the Online Collection: Using FlexFields and Alerts for Workflow, Prioritization, and Resource Allocation2020-01-27T09:25:11-05:00

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 through today. [...]

The imai Foundation2020-03-19T09:40:34-04:00

Best Practices in Collections Management Policies, 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 in Collections Management Policies, Documentation and Object Cataloguing2019-10-09T14:14:47-04:00

7 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 [...]

7 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software2019-09-23T15:46:34-04:00

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 Museums2019-10-09T15:46:32-04:00

5 Tips for Finding and Selecting the Right Collections Management System

Collection organizations such as museums and art galleries use a museum collections management system (CMS) to keep track of complex interdepartmental data and information pertaining to the objects in the collection. Since the records of your most valuable collection objects are tracked by a museum CMS, that information must be easily accessed by all members [...]

5 Tips for Finding and Selecting the Right Collections Management System2020-02-10T17:32:26-05:00