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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 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” […]

2021 Museum Grants and Funding Opportunities

New Grants Guides for Cultural Institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Latin America
Our 2021 museum grants guides are ready to help you plan for a future that can only be brighter. Secure external funding and delve into new projects such as digitizing your workflows or expanding your online collections to reach a broader audience, and […]

Collective Conversations with Alexandra Bancroft

Alexandra Bancroft, Technical Support Specialist, Collection Information & Access, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Adapting swiftly to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of The J. Paul Getty Museum staff went digital when its two locations temporarily closed their doors. To learn how the Getty Museum team is managing its collections from home, Gallery Systems reached out [...]

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Creating a Versatile Online Collection with eMuseum
A relative newcomer to the cultural heritage institutions scene, Crystal Bridges Museum was interested in quickly raising its public profile. The Museum sought out creative ways to share its expansive collection of American art, spanning five centuries from the Colonial era into our [...]

Collective Conversations with Caitlin Perry-Vogelhut

Caitlin Perry-Vogelhut, Associate Registrar, Database Administration and Exhibitions, The Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is a premiere destination for art appreciators, and is recognized internationally for its diverse, 95,000-object permanent collection. Crisscrossing time and continents [...]

How Managed Hosting Services Can Save Your Data and Budget

Hosting Your Collections Management System and Data in the Cloud
Moving your software and data to the cloud might seem daunting, but the immediate and long-term benefits of managed hosting significantly outweigh the preparation required to undergo this migration—an efficient and headache-free process [...]

International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) for Museums and Cultural Institutions

Online Collections Created with eMuseum Take on New Importance
Amid widespread museum closures around the world, many institutions have rallied and inspired us by finding creative ways to share their museum collections online, from publishing entire exhibits to livestreaming special [...]

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