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

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

California Department of Parks and Recreation

Using Barcode Technology to Track Collections during a Relocation Move
The California Department of Parks and Recreation, otherwise known as California State Parks, has a mandate to preserve, protect, and interpret its museum collections which includes museum objects, natural history specimens, paleontological specimens, archaeological artifacts, and archive materials [...]

California Department of Parks and Recreation2020-05-26T13:09:41-04:00

Collective Conversations with Gillian Essam

Gillian Essam, Recently Retired Collection Information Manager, The National Gallery, London
After a professional career spanning 24 years, Gillian Essam, former Collection Information Manager at The National Gallery, is still adjusting to her new-found free time. Prior to her arrival at the National Gallery in 2001, Gillian worked as a professional librarian, then went on to study art history [...]

Collective Conversations with Gillian Essam2020-06-04T13:39:35-04:00

Collective Conversations with Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass

Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass, Collections Data Manager, the Yale Center for British Art
The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut is home to the largest collection of British art outside the UK. The works of art, rare books, and manuscripts found here exemplify British life and art from the Elizabethan period to the present [...]

Collective Conversations with Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass2020-07-13T10:13:34-04:00

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Standardizing Cataloguing for a Natural History Collection
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. It houses one of the world’s largest natural history collection and features numerous displays of dinosaurs and prehistoric life. With more than 400,000 [...]

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology2020-07-13T10:33:21-04:00

Best Practices for Cataloguing Photographic Archives

Examined by Sarah Gillis, Assistant Registrar for Image Management at the Worcester Art Museum
As galleries, libraries, archives and museums bring their physical objects into the digital realm, new methods of organization need to be designed to support the accessibility and sustainability of the digital media [...]

Best Practices for Cataloguing Photographic Archives2020-06-12T16:57:36-04:00

Bridging the Object / Component Divide

A Step-by-Step Tutorial in The Museum System (TMS)
The simple root of this complex issue is that an object can be composed of multiple components. A tea service is composed of a cup, a spoon, and a saucer, and it could and often is managed within the collection management system as a single object record with multiple components [...]

Bridging the Object / Component Divide2020-06-12T17:13:30-04:00

Williams College Museum of Art

Integrating and Promoting Fine Art and Archives through Technology
Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is widely considered to be one of the finest college art museums in the United States. It houses over 14,000 works that span the history of art, and is home to the world’s largest repository of work by the American artist [...]

Williams College Museum of Art2020-07-13T10:41:13-04:00

Become the Most Interesting Registrar at the Party

Find the Latest Anecdotes and News at Registrar Trek: The Next Generation
A registrar's day is varied and full of novelty: one moment you're buried among endless rows of priceless artifacts that have been hibernating in storage, and the next moment you’re managing digital shipping and loan records in the collection database [...]

Become the Most Interesting Registrar at the Party2020-06-15T11:04:39-04:00

I’m Busy and I Can Prove It: CMS Data Mining to Track Staff Activity

Creating Productivity Reports in TMS
I know I’m busy, but does everyone else at my museum know it? Sometimes it can be useful to have quantifiable data that confirms empirically what you already know to be the case: that you’re working with superhuman energy on many projects simultaneously and your efforts are helping [...]

I’m Busy and I Can Prove It: CMS Data Mining to Track Staff Activity2020-06-15T11:21:34-04:00
Go to Top