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

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 System2020-06-11T10:17:07-04:00

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 System2020-06-11T10:32:46-04:00

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 [...]

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University2020-06-12T10:48:12-04:00

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-Andrews2020-10-05T17:34:21-04:00

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 Art2020-06-11T14:54:43-04:00

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 Manual2020-06-12T13:56:41-04:00

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 Collections Manager [...]

Stark Museum of Art2020-06-10T13:35:51-04:00

High Volume Digitization: How a Conveyer-Belt Imaging System Is Improving Access to the Smithsonian’s Collections

Using Digitization to Quickly and Economically Showcase Objects Online
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 [...]

High Volume Digitization: How a Conveyer-Belt Imaging System Is Improving Access to the Smithsonian’s Collections2020-06-12T14:21:59-04:00

I’m Here, but My Database Is There: Accessing TMS When You’re Away From Your Home Base

Setting Up Remote Access to Your Collections Management Software
Between off-site visits, courier trips, and after-hours projects, there are a lot of reasons users can benefit from remote access to TMS on a smartphone or tablet. Connecting to TMS on your mobile device is a simple process [...]

I’m Here, but My Database Is There: Accessing TMS When You’re Away From Your Home Base2020-06-12T14:37:09-04:00

Collective Conversations with Jen Kaines

Jen Kaines, Registrar and Collections Manager, Leeds Museums and Galleries
A day in the Registrars Department at Leeds Museums and Galleries, the largest local authority-run museum service in England, is never dull for Jen Kaines. As Registrar and Collections Manager, Jen handles 1.3 million objects from the natural world and industrial history [...]

Collective Conversations with Jen Kaines2020-06-04T13:33:26-04:00
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