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Museum Collections Management Blog

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.

IIIF: What Is It and What Does It Do?

How the IIIF Image Retrieval Protocol Enhances Your Users’ Experience
What is IIIF? The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a set of specifications for interoperable functionality in digital image repositories. Designed by and for the cultural heritage community, it improves user access to images and makes it easier to create rich collection [...]

How to Select the Right Digital Asset Management System for Your Museum

As museums continue to generate more and more digital assets, it becomes increasingly clear how important it is to find the right Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) for your institution.
New digital assets are constantly added through existing Museum Collections Management Software: new additions to collections come with accompanying digital media [...]

Collective Conversations with Tine Schmidt Haislund

Tine Schmidt Haislund, Registrar, The Munch Museum
The Munch Museum opened in May 1963, a hundred years after iconic Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s birth. Located in Tøyen, Oslo, the museum’s collection initially consisted of more than 1,150 paintings, 18,000 prints, 7,700 drawings and watercolors, and 13 sculptures; all bequeathed by Munch [...]

Join us in Washington, D.C. for Collective Imagination 2020

Please note Gallery Systems has made the difficult decision to postpone CI 2020 to November 15 – 19, 2021.
Save the dates and start planning for the Premiere Collections Management Conference hosted by Gallery Systems. The details for Collective Imagination 2020 are here, and we’re excited to bring our collections management conference back state-side to help you grow your [...]

The Frick Collection

Preparing for Implementing Conservation Software
The Frick Collection, located in New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood, is one of the most well-known museums in the world, with a collection specializing in Old Master paintings and European sculpture and decorative arts predominantly dating from the 14th to 18th century. Henry Clay Frick, who built the Frick mansion as his home [...]

Collective Conversations with Andrea Čakars

Andrea Čakars, Registrar, The Barnes Foundation
Deeply interested in art and helping A. C. Barnes Company’s employees learn more about art, Albert Coombs Barnes held seminars on workdays to discuss and examine original works of art. He went on to create the Barnes Foundation with his wife, Laura Legget Barnes, in 1922. Founded as an educational institution dedicated to engaging its visitors [...]

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