We are committed to ensuring everyone can use this website and have developed the site to suit different user needs. In this section we explore ideas for making the site more accessible and at the end have listed links to more detailed information on different devices. Please get in touch if you have ideas for […]
Gallery Systems’ core collections management product, TMS Collections, is a sophisticated, easy-to-use browser-based application designed specifically for collections, content, media, exhibition, and loan management. Developed in partnership with museum professionals, TMS Collections is a robust and highly configurable collection management system that can organize and manage all collection types without compromise.
MuseumPlus, the web-based version successor of the widely used and successful CMS developed by the Swiss zetcom Group. The 25 man-year development phase of MuseumPlus led to a brand new and extremely flexible technological base, which is more customisable and configurable than ever.
Coeli is a cloud-based solution for cataloguing, managing and disseminating cultural heritage collections in an agile and intuitive way. Coeli brings you a complete procedure-based collections management system together with powerful data harvesting and sharing capabilities.
Our ‘Banish the Backlog’ campaign has been focusing on the gaps in collection inventories, but museums face many other types of backlog. In this guest blog post Caitlin Peck, Curator at the Museum of East Anglian Life, tells us about their new initiative for getting up-to-date with digitisation.
The British Museum have created a series of films to help museums become ‘loan-ready’. Part of the British Museum’s Collections Skills Training resources, the videos offer guidance on many aspects of the loans process; from researching collections before an initial request, through to how objects will be moved and stored after being on loan.
The Web Accessibility Initiative provides resources on its website and works by developing support materials to help understand and implement web accessibility and developing resources, through international collaboration.
The official site to create and publish accessibility guides, from VisitEngland and VisitScotland.
These guidelines look at how cultural heritage organisations can make the films they publish online as inclusive as possible for blind and partially sighted audiences. They include tips on doing this at the planning and capture stages.
This toolkit is based on the belief that making small adjustments in your museum will help enormously visitors with dyslexia.
Part of their collections skills training resources, this film takes you through the various design and production stages when building and installing a new exhibition or display at the British Museum.
This resource includes: meeting government accessibility requirements, and thinking about accessibility from the start.
A very useful identification poster from English Heritage with magnified photographs of a selection of the insect pests most commonly found in museums and historic houses in the UK.
Concerned about managing Loans in and out during the current lockdown or when re-opening, want to know more about the Government Indemnity Scheme guidance, or have a general loans question you’d like to run by a registrar? Join Collections Trust and an expert panel for an online discussion answering your questions.
On 12 May 2020 an expert panel drawn from the Museum Development Network and convened by Collections Trust came together to answer further questions from museum staff and volunteers concerned about caring for their collections during the current lockdown.