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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.

Blanton Museum of Art Case Study

Transitioning to a New Collections Management System
The Blanton Museum of Art recently took a step up with its collections management. As long-time users of EmbARK and EmbARK Web Kiosk, the team members decided to upgrade their collections management system to TMS Collections and their online collections software to eMuseum […]

Collective Conversations with April Brown

April Brown, Registrar, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida, stewards the world’s most complete collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany works. To manage this important collection, the Morse Museum team selected TMS, Gallery Systems' leading collections management system [...]

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 [...]

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