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.

Glencairn Museum Case Study

Migrating to TMS Collections from its former CMS
Glencairn Museum serves as a not-for-profit museum of religious art and history which stewards extensive collections of ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, ancient Roman, medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and Native American arts. The team recently decided to step up the management of their 10,000-object collection by upgrading from their previous collection management system [...]

20-Year Client Anniversary with Zurich University of the Arts

An Interview with Judith Scheiber Dahou, IT Project Manager
Zurich University of the Arts is a leading arts university in Europe that has the unique benefit of having its own museum, the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. The museum is the sole institution in Switzerland that, from 1875 onwards, has collected posters, graphic design and objects that represent quotidian design [...]

Collective Conversations with Jeremy Munro

Database Administrator and Digital Project Manager, National Museum of African Art
The National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) – part of the Smithsonian Institution – is dedicated to traditional, modern, and contemporary sub-Saharan African arts, distinguishing itself as the first museum in the United States to include a sustained focus on modern and contemporary art [...]

2022 Museum Grants and Funding Opportunities

New Grant Guides for Cultural Institutions in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, and Latin America
Gallery Systems is pleased to present our 2022 museum grant guides, fully updated and ready for download to help your museum plan for a brighter future. We have produced five grant guides: United States, Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom, Spain and Latin America, and an international guide for museum conservation [...]

Meet Gallery Systems’s new General Manager

An Interview with Paul Thyssen
It’s an exciting time at Gallery Systems. Over the last year and a half, we’ve migrated more client projects than ever to our web-based solutions, successfully transitioned our staff to working remotely, and pivoted all our regular training and conferences to virtual events. We’ve also had a change in leadership and are pleased to introduce Paul Thyssen [...]

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 [...]

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