Conversations with Clients2020-08-12T14:06:39-04:00

Collective Conversations with Clients

Gain insight into the triumphs, challenges, and daily happenings of museums around the world. During our Collective Conversations with Clients, leaders in the museum sector sit down for Q&A sessions with Gallery Systems, to talk about their institutions and the roles they play. Find collections care articles with firsthand accounts from collections managers, registrars, curators, database admins, and others.

Collective Conversations with Emma Fulce

Emma Fulce, Collections Specialist, Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
Gallery Systems caught up with Emma Fulce, Collections Specialist, to learn about recent projects at the Eskenazi Museum. She spoke about how working from home had affected her role and TMS projects, the Museum’s increased focus on their online presence, and how they handled their major renovation.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Collective Conversations with Hamutal Gabayev

Hamutal Gabayev, Registrar and TMS Administrator, Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is a unique museum of ancient civilizations, presenting the history of the lands and civilizations mentioned in the Bible in relation to the development of the biblical narrative throughout generations. The goal of the Museum is to connect each [...]

Collective Conversations with Allison Nicks

Allison Nicks, Registrar, Delaware Art Museum
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum has a mission to connect people to art offering an inclusive and essential community resource through its collections, exhibitions, and programs. The Museum is known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators [...]

Collective Conversations with Margret Schild

Margret Schild, Head of the Library, Theatermuseum + Filmmuseum Düsseldorf
As one of the institutions housed under The Culture Department of the City of Düsseldorf, the Theatermuseum has a storied history. Founded in 1947 after a donation by Gustav Lindemann, the Theatermuseum originated as an archive inside a private theatre [...]

Collective Conversations with Bethany Bannister-Andrews

Bethany Bannister-Andrews, Collections and Digital Assets Manager, Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design
Opened to the public as a museum in 2002, Doris Duke’s Shangri La in Honolulu showcases a varied collection of Islamic art. The museum was originally constructed as a seasonal home and supports a collection of 4,500 objects from India, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, and the Middle East […]

Collective Conversations with Madeline Betts

Madeline Betts, Collections Database Manager, Tate
England’s Tate—a family of four museums under the sponsorship of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport—contains one of the United Kingdom’s premier art collections, including holdings in British art, international modern art, and contemporary art [...]

Collective Conversations with Lindsey Richardson

Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza houses a unique cultural collection of more than 50,000 objects related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository Building in Dealey Plaza, the museum pays homage [...]

Collective Conversations with Theresa Papanikolas

Theresa Papanikolas, Curator of European and American Art, Honolulu Museum of Art
The Honolulu Museum of Art houses a collection of 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years in a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility. Their collection features African art, Asian art, textiles, and European/American art, and includes many works celebrating Hawai’i’s local artists and history [...]

Collective Conversations with Jen Kaines

Jen Kaines, Registrar and Collections Manager, Leeds Museums and Galleries
A day in the Registrars Department at Leeds Museums and Galleries, the largest local authority-run museum service in England, is never dull for Jen Kaines. As Registrar and Collections Manager, Jen handles 1.3 million objects from the natural world and industrial history [...]

Collective Conversations with Erin Narloch

Erin Narloch, Project Manager, Consultant, and Database Administrator at adidas AG
For Erin Narloch, shedding light on the powerful stories woven into adidas’ history—stories about entrepreneurial spirit and greatness in sport—is central to her work at adidas AG. The adidas Archive contains hundreds of thousands of objects that, until recently, were hidden away, unavailable [...]

Collective Conversations with Morten Nybo

Morten Nybo, Project Manager and Digital Advisor, the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces and the Danish Arts Foundation
The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces in Copenhagen is an agency that takes collection information, and in some cases the physical works themselves, to the public via the web, social media, mobile devices, and public spaces [...]

Collective Conversations with Gillian Essam

Gillian Essam, Recently Retired Collection Information Manager, The National Gallery, London
After a professional career spanning 24 years, Gillian Essam, former Collection Information Manager at The National Gallery, is still adjusting to her new-found free time. Prior to her arrival at the National Gallery in 2001, Gillian worked as a professional librarian, then went on to study art history [...]

Collective Conversations with Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass

Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass, Collections Data Manager, the Yale Center for British Art
The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut is home to the largest collection of British art outside the UK. The works of art, rare books, and manuscripts found here exemplify British life and art from the Elizabethan period to the present [...]

Collective Conversations with Sarah Gillis

Sarah Gillis, Assistant Registrar, the Worcester Art Museum
The world-renowned Worcester Art Museum, in Worcester, Massachusetts, is home to an encyclopedic collection spanning 5,000 years of art and culture and 38,000 objects including, but not limited to: paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings, and contemporary art [...]

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