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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 Foundation2018-07-19T11:18:43+00:00

9 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 [...]

9 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software2018-07-11T12:18:25+00:00

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 Museums2018-05-08T12:10:30+00:00

How to Streamline Conservation Documentation

Meet Jane, a busy conservator who loves caring for objects in her collection. Unfortunately, repetitive administrative tasks and redundant paperwork can keep her from the work she loves. Lucky for Jane, there’s a better way. Watch this video to learn her secret to managing her work so she can get back to caring for her [...]

How to Streamline Conservation Documentation2017-08-16T13:10:34+00:00

Need a better way to manage conservation documentation?

Our clients tell us one of the biggest issues their conservators face is a huge workload, particularly around managing objects for exhibitions and loans. Treatments and surveys require extensive documentation, and conservators generate more media files than any other department. Conservators create a large volume of important documentation on a daily basis, but are often [...]

Need a better way to manage conservation documentation?2017-07-10T15:40:19+00:00

Unstable Materials and Conservation: The Art of Preserving Decomposing Objects

With the introduction of unstable materials into the construction of contemporary art, conservators face a completely new set of challenges. How does one protect and stabilize an object that, by nature, is meant to decompose? The job is comprised of three actions: prevention, conservation, and restoration, “Contemporary art is often so vulnerable that you cannot [...]

Unstable Materials and Conservation: The Art of Preserving Decomposing Objects2017-06-28T16:16:36+00:00

Join More than 600 Conservation Professionals at the IIC 2016 Los Angeles Congress

IIC 2016 Los Angeles Congress Los Angeles, CA | September 12-16, 2016 The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), in collaboration with the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA), is hosting their biennial congress from September 12 to 16 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. [...]

Join More than 600 Conservation Professionals at the IIC 2016 Los Angeles Congress2017-06-28T16:18:12+00:00

TMS Conservation Studio Now Available

Gallery Systems is pleased to announce the release of TMS Conservation Studio, a web-based tool that supports conservators by providing a workspace where all conservation object and project information is consolidated, linked, streamlined and managed. “Conservation Studio is the culmination of six years of work and collaboration with conservators from around the world,” explains Jay [...]

TMS Conservation Studio Now Available2017-06-28T16:18:30+00:00

Conservation Efforts Bring Fragile Persian Carpet into Public View

The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired a priceless 16th century Persian carpet in 1943, but, due to its fragility, has only been able to display it twice in the 60 years that followed. Made of wool and silk, the Emperor’s Carpet is one of the finest Persian carpets in the Met’s collection. In order to [...]

Conservation Efforts Bring Fragile Persian Carpet into Public View2017-06-28T16:18:47+00:00