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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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