Discover Your EmbARK Track

We’re excited to welcome you to the EmbARK Track of Collective Imagination 2021, the premier collections management conference by Gallery Systems.

Collective Imagination attracts all museums professionals from every role—Collections Managers, Conservators, Curators, Database Administrators, and Registrars—all with the common goal of improving their collections management procedures. Make new discoveries and professional connections as you learn new ways to become an even better EmbARK user.

Our focused EmbARK Track will give you the opportunity to learn the best EmbARK 11 Tips & Tricks and take part in an extended Q&A Session, on November 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.

Please note the EmbARK Registration ticket gives access to the full three-day conference, with sessions by our esteemed Guest Speakers and a few other familiar faces.

Registration is open and free: sign up today to reserve your virtual seat!

EmbARK Track Session

Register for CI 2021 Online and boost your EmbARK skills with our limited-seating, hands-on session presented by Heather Lake and Robb Detlefs.

Sign up for our recommended workshops to discover what the future could have in store for you and your institution.

For an optimal learning experience, we recommend this setup:

  • A strong internet connection
  • A headset or a hands-free phone
  • 1 monitor for viewing the session [computer or large tablet]
  • 1 computer monitor for working in your CMS database
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Free Hands-on Session

If you are looking to take your EmbARK skills to the next level,
this advanced session is for you.

EmbARK Tips & Tricks/Q&A Session

Session Fee: Free with an EmbARK Registration
Wednesday, November 17 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Instructors: Heather Lake & Robb Detlefs, Gallery Systems

Are you familiar with all the tools and shortcuts that can make your daily EmbARK 11 experience more efficient and rewarding? If you want to discover the latest features, boost your EmbARK skills, and stump our experts, this free, 2-hour session is for you.

This interactive session is segmented in 4 sections:

  1. Lightning Round: We’ll warm you up with small tweaks you can make to improve your EmbARK efficiency
  2. Perfect your Form: We’ll explore configuration changes in Set Up
  3. Data Cardio: We will also look at making global changes via DB tools or Export/Import
  4. Stump the Experts: Have a question you’ve always wanted to ask? Now’s your chance!

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with EmbARK.

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Recommended Workshops

We recommend the following workshops for EmbARK clients considering a transition to TMS Collections in the future. Get hands-on experience with TMS Collections and learn what is required for a successful implementation.

Hands-on TMS Collections

Course Fee: USD 300
Monday, November 15 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Instructor: Liz Eckman, Gallery Systems

This workshop will provide a hands-on exploration of the next generation of our flagship CMS: TMS Collections, with focus on tasks that users typically perform. Tasks will be viewed through the lens of differing users such as Registrars, Curators, and Collections Managers.

Following this course, you will be able to:

  • Catalogue objects in TMS Collections
  • Track Exhibition and Loan activities
  • Create simple and advanced queries to search the database
  • Report on and export data
  • And much more

Prerequisites: None. This course is targeted to TMS and EmbARK users with no TMS Collections experience.

Configuring eMuseum and Managing Data for the Web

Course Fee: USD 300
Tuesday, November 16 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Instructors: Alex Hoffman and Kevin Arista, Gallery Systems

In this workshop, you will learn how to manage eMuseum configuration options to control the appearance and behavior of your online collection.

We will cover how eMuseum exposes APIs, handles Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and manages Linked Open Data. You will also learn the basics of preparing your collection data for online publication to eMuseum.

Following the course, you will be able to:

  • Modify basic layout and styling
  • Configure published and searchable collection metadata
  • Understand use cases for the eMuseum API and Linked Open Data
  • Tailor your data and media to specific user roles
  • Design simple PDF reports
  • Understand the steps required to prepare your data for publication to the web

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with TMS Collections or TMS. None for EmbARK users looking to transition to TMS Collections and eMuseum. No previous experience with eMuseum is necessary.

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Interested in This Lineup?

Register now and reserve your recommended training sessions before they fill up.

Please note conference and workshop seating is limited.

Can’t attend? Register anyway and let us know; we’ll send you
a link to the recordings of your peers’ sessions.