Read the most up-to-date articles and blog posts on art and museum collection conservation from industry leading conservation experts.

The Frick Collection

Preparing for Implementing Conservation Software
The Frick Collection, located in New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood, is one of the most well-known museums in the world, with a collection specializing in Old Master paintings and European sculpture and decorative arts predominantly dating from the 14th to 18th century. Henry Clay Frick, who built the Frick mansion as his home [...]

The Frick Collection2020-06-04T10:17:51-04:00

The TMS Suite is Now Available for Macs, iPad and Surface Tablets

Collections Management Software for Mac and Windows
Gallery Systems is pleased to announce that the TMS Suite of products, including TMS Collections and Conservation Studio, is now available for use on Apple iPad, Mac computers, and Microsoft Surface tablets, in addition to Windows [...]

The TMS Suite is Now Available for Macs, iPad and Surface Tablets2020-06-10T13:16:33-04:00

How to Streamline Conservation Documentation

A Virtual Introduction to Conservation Studio
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 [...]

How to Streamline Conservation Documentation2020-06-11T10:35:09-04:00

Need a better way to manage conservation documentation?

Tackling the Challenges Faced by Museum Conservators
One of the biggest issues that 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 [...]

Need a better way to manage conservation documentation?2020-06-11T10:39:55-04:00

The Amazing Conservator

A Day in the Life of a Museum Conservator
Have you ever been excited to start a conservation project, but were derailed by last minute exhibition checklists? Meet Jane, a busy conservator who has an exciting project ahead of her. But when an unexpected office-avalanche comes her way, will her conservation super powers be enough to save the day? Find out in this issue of The Amazing Conservator [...]

The Amazing Conservator2020-06-11T10:47:16-04:00

Unstable Materials and Conservation: The Art of Preserving Decomposing Objects

Conserving the Un-Conservable with Christian Scheidemann
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? [...]

Unstable Materials and Conservation: The Art of Preserving Decomposing Objects2020-06-11T15:16:56-04:00

Join More than 600 Conservation Professionals at the 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 [...]

Join More than 600 Conservation Professionals at the IIC 2016 Los Angeles Congress2020-06-12T14:31:46-04:00

TMS Conservation Studio Now Available

Introducing Our Conservation Documentation Software for Museum Conservators
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 [...]

TMS Conservation Studio Now Available2020-06-12T14:41:45-04:00

Conservation Efforts Bring Fragile Persian Carpet into Public View

Watch the Metropolitan Museum of Art Take on an Ambitious Conservation Project
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 [...]

Conservation Efforts Bring Fragile Persian Carpet into Public View2020-06-12T14:59:47-04:00

Bank of America Art Conservation Project Grant

Apply for Funding for Your Museum's Conservation Projects
The Bank of America Art Conservation Project recently released information on the objects that had received conservation treatment in the last year as part of their annual grant project. Thirteen museums in seven countries received grants, including Gallery Systems clients [...]

Bank of America Art Conservation Project Grant2020-06-12T15:22:20-04:00
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