Creating a batch process for cataloging vast swaths of the collection saves hours multiplied exponentially by the number of object records we create.
When starting a museum collection cataloging project, it is critically important to prioritize which sections of the collection to catalog first
Museum cataloging strategy will outline the collection information you have available, known resources, and available tools.
Guidance on initial steps in cataloging your museum’s collection; what information exists, what resources are available, what practices to implement.
The potential for AI to influence museum work in data creation and cleanup is great. However, as with all new tools, it will take time to learn.
Migrating data to a new CMS is a large task, but is very doable—especially if you make time to test and refine your data migration process.
Details from a museum expert on how to conduct efficient data cleanup in preparation for a new museum Collections Management System (CMS).
The first phase of preparing for migration to a new CMS can be broken up into three main areas: gather, review, and plan.
Museum professionals face many possibilities in 2024 including the opportunity to make great strides in terms of digital programming and AI.
Review of museum forecasts; illegalization of unpaid internships, repatriation of questionable acquisitions, and collection development policy.
Small museum staff often balance responsibilities and tasks of several jobs; expectation setting and creative ways to increase capacity are critical
When planning museum digital projects, going through a cost exercise helps show you where you have adequate resources and where you might be lacking.
Museum expert gives details, dos and don’ts of how to navigate tough but important discussions about salaries with the decision-makers at your museum.
Museum expert gives details of how to put compensation data together to pinpoint accurate salary ranges for specific museum jobs and geographies.
Tips from a museum expert on how to calculate museum job salaries accurately, with detailed steps and information resources.
Tips from a museum expert on gathering and crunching numbers related to building your case for an accurate museum salary proposal.
Museum expert details resources and knowledge needed to calculate compensation and advocate for your worth as a museum professional
Practical suggestions from a museum expert on How to Fund a Museum Paid Internship when it is not part of the operational budget
Deciding what to pay museum interns requires knowing how to value professional labor so we can advocate for appropriate compensation; proven methods
Internships are experiences for new professionals who need some real-world experience as they enter the museum profession as our colleagues.
Museum interns are an important resource; how they are treated and compensated is indicative of how museum work itself is valued.
Detailed guidance from museum expert on how to influence the museum budget even when you aren’t charged with assembling or approving the budget.
Tips from museum expert on how and what information to gather for creating, reviewing, critiquing or asking questions of the museum budget
Now we understand DEAI as a permanent program, museums are including it in budgets, which requires reprioritization
Staff and Programs are two areas within the museum budget that are ripe for evaluation when attempting to determine a museum’s values and priorities