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

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 Cataloguing

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 Software

6 Tips to Increase Productivity with Automation Strategies for Museums

How to Enhance Productivity, Consistency, and Peace of Mind
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 [...]

6 Tips to Increase Productivity with Automation Strategies for Museums

5 Tips for Finding and Selecting the Right Collections Management System

How to Choose a CMS That Supports Your Institution's Needs
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 [...]

5 Tips for Finding and Selecting the Right Collections Management System

Seven Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Upgrading Your Collections Management System

Saying Goodbye to a Legacy CMS Offers a Myriad of Benefits
Upgrading or replacing your Collections Management System (CMS) can feel like an overwhelming project. Securing funding, researching options, and facilitating internal agreement are challenging tasks to add to your already heavy workload. However, once you’ve replaced your CMS [...]

Seven Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Upgrading Your Collections Management System

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 [...]

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

Collective Conversations with Bethany Bannister-Andrews

Bethany Bannister-Andrews, Collections and Digital Assets Manager, Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design
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, originally constructed as a seasonal home, supports a collection of 4,500 objects from India, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, and the Middle East […]

Collective Conversations with Bethany Bannister-Andrews

The Whitney Museum and The Challenges of Cataloguing Performance Art

A Museum-Led Webinar by Farris Wahbeh, the Benjamin and Irma Weiss Director of Research Resources
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 [...]

The Whitney Museum and The Challenges of Cataloguing Performance Art

Get Your Free Copy of The FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual

Providing Best Practices and Tools for Institutions with Film Collections
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 [...]

Get Your Free Copy of The FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual
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