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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.

Gallery Systems Unveils TMS Collections 2020, the Most Powerful Release of its Online Collections Management Software

NEW YORK CITY, March 12, 2020 – Launching Collections Management into the New Decade
Gallery Systems is proud to announce the release of TMS Collections 2020, its scalable, user-friendly, and powerful web-based collections management software designed to help museums streamline processes. TMS Collections is [...]

Suzie Zuzek, Lilly Pulitzer, and The Suzie Zuzek Project

Discovering the Artist Behind an Iconic American Look
Imagine a chance encounter launching you into the art world after discovering a 6,000-object archive of work by a brilliant, yet largely unknown artist. This is the course Becky Smith’s life took in 2007 when she first encountered Suzie Zuzek and her iconic textile [...]

Image Alt Tags: A Resolution for 2020

Improve Your Web Collection’s Accessibility and Optimize Its Discoverability on the Internet
Image Alt Tags? Based on Gallery Systems’ experience working with museums, it is fair to say that a good number of web collection pages don’t yet include this important data. What are they? They are succinct, descriptive text strings [...]

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 [...]

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