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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.

Collections Management Depends on Regular Software Upgrades

Upgrading your CMS means better efficiency now and less hassle in the future
Museums need the latest tools to manage, preserve, and share their valuable collections. Failing to upgrade collections management software could result in disruptions to institutional budget, workflow, and security […]

Let’s talk about the Exhibition Object Data Exchange Model (EODEM)

And how it’s making exchanging data for exhibitions so much easier
Exhibition workflows can be hectic, but there’s a new way to simplify data exchange between institutions. This is where EODEM, or the Exhibition Object Data Exchange Model, comes in.

Collective Conversations with Robin Craren

Robin Craren, Collections Research Coordinator, Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation is a cultural institution located in Philadelphia, PA, dedicated to the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture. Gallery Systems recently caught up with Robin Craren, Collections Research Coordinator at the Barnes, […]

Glencairn Museum Case Study

Transitioning to a New Collections Management System
Glencairn Museum serves as a not-for-profit museum of religious art and history which stewards extensive collections of ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, ancient Roman, medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and Native American arts. The team recently decided to step up the management of their 10,000-object collection by upgrading from their previous collection management system [...]

20-Year Client Anniversary with Zurich University of the Arts

An Interview with Judith Scheiber Dahou, IT Project Manager
Zurich University of the Arts is a leading arts university in Europe that has the unique benefit of having its own museum, the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. The museum is the sole institution in Switzerland that, from 1875 onwards, has collected posters, graphic design and objects that represent quotidian design [...]

Collective Conversations with Jeremy Munro

Database Administrator and Digital Project Manager, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
The National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) – part of the Smithsonian Institution – is dedicated to traditional, modern, and contemporary sub-Saharan African arts, distinguishing itself as the first museum in the United States to include a sustained focus on modern and contemporary art [...]

2022 Museum Grants and Funding Opportunities

New Grant Guides for Cultural Institutions in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, and Latin America
Gallery Systems is pleased to present our 2022 museum grant guides, fully updated and ready for download to help your museum plan for a brighter future. We have produced five grant guides: United States, Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom, Spain and Latin America, and an international guide for museum conservation [...]

Meet Gallery Systems’ New General Manager

An Interview with Paul Thyssen
It’s an exciting time at Gallery Systems. Over the last year and a half, we’ve migrated more client projects than ever to our web-based solutions, successfully transitioned our staff to working remotely, and pivoted all our regular training and conferences to virtual events. We’ve also had a change in leadership and are pleased to introduce Paul Thyssen [...]

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