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7 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 to [...]

7 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software2019-09-23T15:46:34-04:00

Collective Conversations with Lindsey Richardson

Curator of Collections at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza houses a unique cultural collection of more than 50,000 objects related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository Building in Dealey Plaza, the museum [...]

Collective Conversations with Lindsey Richardson2019-10-09T16:23:04-04:00

Collective Conversations with Theresa Papanikolas

Curator of European and American Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art The Honolulu Museum of Art houses a collection of 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years in a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility. Their collection features African art, Asian art, textiles, and European/American art, and includes many works celebrating Hawai’i’s local artists and history. Gallery Systems spoke [...]

Collective Conversations with Theresa Papanikolas2019-06-11T17:39:43-04:00

In-house Framing Saves University Museum Thousands

The do-it-yourself craze isn’t just for weekend hobbyists as John Adams, Head of Fabrication at Brigham Young University Museum of Art, can attest. Over a decade ago, the Museum was faced with the challenge of framing art works to the tune of $250,000, but lacked the funds. They decided to do it themselves. That ingenuity [...]

In-house Framing Saves University Museum Thousands2017-06-28T16:20:28-04:00

How Museums are Embracing the Digital Age

Museums as media companies? It may seem like a bit of a stretch, but as museums reposition themselves for our new digital age they are becoming more than physical places to visit. Like never before, museums are throwing open their digital doors to a wider audience and giving virtual visitors a behind-the-scenes look at their [...]

How Museums are Embracing the Digital Age2019-10-07T14:26:59-04:00

The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation

Using Collections Management Software to Produce an Ambitious Catalogue Raisonné. The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, in Berkeley, California, is working on a project jointly sponsored by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, to compile a catalogue raisonné of the paintings and works on paper by American artist Richard Diebenkorn. Among the most well-known painters in [...]

The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation2019-06-13T16:50:54-04:00