Collections Management Resources
Expand your horizons with our free library of collections management resources. Streamline your museum processes, discover new ideas and best practices, and learn more about Gallery Systems’ clients through comprehensive guides, case studies, testimonials, and client interviews. Find everything you need to take your collections management further.
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USA Grants Guide
Boost your budget and meet your collections goals with the latest version of our annual list of over 50 grants for collections management organizations in the United States.
Europe and United Kingdom Grants Guide
From digitizing your collections, to managing preservation projects, building a beautiful digital gallery to showcase your collections online, and anything in between, this grants guide will get you started.
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Canada Grants Guide
Canadian museum professionals, you can now download the very first edition of this new addition to our Grants Guide lineup, in which we have included grants and funding opportunities from federal, provincial, and municipal governments.
Spain and Latin America Grants Guide (en Español)
The grants included in our Spanish language guide can be used to update the technology required to create a greater awareness of the rich cultural heritage present in both Latin America and Spain.
Grants Guide for Conservation Projects and Continuous Learning
This new guide includes more than 30 international grants and funding opportunities for conservation and preservation projects. It also features professional development opportunities.
Obtain Useful Information from Our Collections Management Guides
Choosing the Right Collections Management System
Selecting a CMS for your institution is a big decision. This guide is designed to get you started, exploring questions to ask along the way, features to consider, and cost-benefit analysis.
How to Get the Collections Management System You Need
We have coached hundreds of clients through deploying a new Collections Management System. We’ve gathered our experiences in this guide for achieving buy-in and managing change.
How to Select the Best Museum CMS with an RFP
This guide presents strategies and guidelines for creating an effective RFP to select the right CMS for your institution. Get your copy of this guide to create a successful RFP process.
Selecting the Right DAMS and Creating a DAMS Strategy
In this guide, you’ll find useful information to build your DAM strategy as well as a step by step process to help you select the right solution for your collection’s Digital Asset Management needs.
Best Practices for Collections Documentation and Object Cataloguing
Tracking detailed object information is essential to the health of any collection. This guide looks at what it means to properly record collection information.
Creating a Digital Strategy for your Institution
This guide provides insight into creating a strategic digital plan, and looks at the digital strategies of a few Gallery Systems clients.
Top 14 Reasons to Invest in an Enterprise Collections Management System
Several key areas of operation will see a marked improvement with an investment in a new CMS, which will provide the greatest opportunity for your organization to recoup the initial technology investment. This guide examines each area.
Creating a Better Backup Plan
A solid backup plan where data is never lost saves time and increases productivity because work doesn’t need to be re-created. Learn about potential gaps in your backup plan and ways to fix them.
Watch Collections Management Software Product Demos & Videos
TMS Collections is the next generation of the world’s leading collections management software, TMS. TMS Collections, a web-based solution, handles every facet of collections management and seamlessly integrates with web publishing, conservation, and digital asset management.
eMuseum is a web-based application that integrates seamlessly with TMS to dynamically publish information to your website, intranet, and kiosks.
TMS Media Studio
Media Studio is an easy-to-use, powerful Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) that helps you manage your institution’s media.
Collections Care on the Go: Using your iPad to Manage your Collection
Conservation doesn’t exist at your desk, and neither should your object records. You’re always on the go, moving from the vault to the galleries, and even traveling with your objects. Watch how Jamie, a busy conservator, photographs, annotates, and cares for her objects with her tablet.
TMS Conservation Studio
Conservation Studio streamlines and organizes your conservation processes in one central, secure place. Users can manage media, conservation reports, research, publications, notes, and other collection data, easily and effectively.
Download Collections Management Software Product Brochures
TMS Collections, our web-based Collections Management System
Learn more about TMS Collections’ modules, features, system requirements, and pricing to see how it could enhance your collections care workflow.
eMuseum, for online collections
Here’s a closer look at eMuseum, our digital publishing software. Learn about the benefits, system requirements, and more to see if it’s the right solution for you.
TMS Conservation Studio
Learn more about Conservation Studio, our conservation documentation solution, including information on modules, features, system requirements, and how it can help you work and document faster.
TMS Media Studio, an exclusive Digital Asset Management Software for museums
Discover more ways to get the most from your media. TMS Media Studio uses the TMS database to allow access to your digital assets and improve collaboration between departments.
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