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

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 Divide

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 Art

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 Party

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 Activity

Collective Conversations with Hilde Bøe

Hilde Bøe, Digital Collection Manager, the Munch Museum
Hilde Bøe is Digital Collection Manager at the Munch Museum, where she and the majority of museum staff, including curators, conservators, library and education staff, work within TMS daily to catalogue an immense and varied collection of Edvard Munch's work and ephemera [...]

Collective Conversations with Hilde Bøe

Both Sides Now: On The Pleasures And Perils Of Cataloging Two-Sided Art

Best Practices for Dealing with B-Sides
There are two sides to every argument, but are there two sides to every artwork? Actually, there are. We usually fall into the habit of thinking about art objects as being neatly divisible into three-dimensional and two-dimensional. But the truth is, no tangible thing is actually two-dimensional [...]

Both Sides Now: On The Pleasures And Perils Of Cataloging Two-Sided Art
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