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Museum Collections Management Blog Articles

Discover the latest in collections care and museum news on the Gallery Systems blog, from interviews with industry professionals to tips and tricks for maximizing your collections management workflows. Find articles most useful to you by browsing your role, or navigate through the archives for case studies, conversations with clients, grants guides, and more resources.

Collective Conversations with Amanda Shields

Amanda Shields, Associate Registrar, Brandywine River Museum of Art
An early adopter of eMuseum with expansive online collections, the Brandywine was already actively engaging its web audience. The Museum further expanded its online program by launching Brandywine at Home, an ambitious array of opportunities for online visitors to virtually experience its collections, special exhibitions, and [...]

Leveraging Multilingual Functionality in Collections Management Software to Support Inclusion and Accessibility

Creating and Managing Object Records in Multiple Languages
In our global age, a collections management system (CMS) with multilingual functionality offers tremendous benefit for any institution with culturally diverse visitors, staff, and collections. Museum professionals understand the importance of museums in society as inclusive spaces for education, public engagement, and societal change [...]

Royal Ontario Museum Case Study

Migrating Canada’s Largest Natural History Collection to a New Database
Read how the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), one of Toronto’s most acclaimed institutions, successfully completed the ambitious project of transferring 15 databases into a single collections management solution, The Museum System (TMS) and eMuseum […]

Collective Conversations with Adele Barbato

Adele Barbato, Collections Information Manager, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Self-described as “locally rooted and internationally engaged,” the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) showcases the possibility of art for inspiring, educating, and enriching lives. As the city’s largest public arts institution and one of the most visited museums in the United States […]

Louisiana State Museum Case Study

Centralizing Collections Management across Multiple Museums
Streamlining collections management within a single institution can be challenging, let alone for the Louisiana State Museum (LSM), an interconnected network of national landmarks. Comprised of long-time TMS users, the LSM team opted to upgrade to TMS Collections, while also adopting TMS Media Studio and managed hosting [...]

Join Us in Washington, D.C. for Collective Imagination 2021

Announcing the Return of Gallery Systems' Premier Collections Management Conference
Collective Imagination 2021 is this November. After postponing in 2020, we’re excited to bring our collections management conference back to help you grow your knowledge, learn from your incredible network of peers, and share a few laughs with fellow attendees [...]

Collective Conversations with Melanie Garcia Sympson

Curatorial Associate, The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University Northwestern University’s The Block Museum of Art is placing a stronger focus on its digital initiatives in a resounding response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a teaching and learning museum, the institution is upholding its mission statement of “presenting art across time, cultures, and media” […]

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