Effective Technology Training for Museum Volunteers & Interns

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Posted by Rachael Cristine Woody on 5/23/2018

Museums are now expected to have an online presence. At first, this meant museums needed a website with information about their hours of operation. Later, it meant museums should publish content and information about current and permanent exhibits. Now, the expectation is that museums have a digital presence for all artifacts.

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Topics: Museums, Training, Strategy

The Intersection of Libraries, Archives & Museums

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Posted by Rachael Cristine Woody on 5/16/2018

There’s no one model for libraries, archives and museums to coexist and interact. Each entity can be a stand-alone repository, a mixture of two entities, or contain all three entities. Library, Archive, and Museum (LAM) professionals are trained in organizing and categorizing items in their respective collections. Since this is their specialty they’ve applied the same principles to classify LAM entities separately, due to the LAM's slightly different functions and collection materials.

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Topics: Museums, Special Libraries, Digital Archives, Archives, Collections Management

8 Tips to a Bulletproof Grant Proposal

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Posted by Rachael Cristine Woody on 5/9/2018

Grant writing can be a complicated and intensive process. Each grant application will have a different emphasis and process to follow, and if you’re new to grant writing, it can be intimidating. While all grants are different, there are aspects that remain the same. From the dozens of grants I’ve written, read, and edited, I’ve compiled the top 8 tips to a bulletproof proposal.

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Topics: Museums, Funding

Timeless Collections Management—Argus for Now, Argus for the Future

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Posted by Lucidea on 5/2/2018

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada; it is an agency of the Province of Nova Scotia and one of the premier arts institutions in Canada. The Gallery is a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada and is responsible for acquiring, preserving and exhibiting works of art, and for providing education in the visual arts. They manage their collections with Argus.

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Topics: Museums, Success Story, Collections Management Software

Museum Grant Pitfalls—Know & Avoid Them

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Posted by Rachael Cristine Woody on 4/25/2018

Through working with granting agencies, providing grant reviews, and writing grants with museums and archives, I’ve seen a specific set of mistakes museum professionals make all the time. I’ve even made some of them myself. I want museums to be stronger applicants and am here to share the most common museum grant pitfalls to know and avoid.

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Topics: Museums, Funding

Top 4 Funding Ideas for Museums

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Posted by Rachael Cristine Woody on 4/18/2018

In my work as a museum, library, and archives consultant, I’ve had a great amount of exposure to the fundraising world. Money is so often needed in order to meet museum missions, and grants are often a popular way to secure funding. Through my role as a grant writer and reviewer, I’ve decoded the top four museum funding ideas that are often well received by granting agencies.

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Topics: Museums, Funding

Museums and Millennials – The Art of Engagement

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 12/12/2017

In his Adweek article, Millennials are Discovering Art by Ditching Museums for Instagram and Pinterest, Robert Klara asserts that “social media has nudged museums aside as the primary venue by which American consumers discover works of art.” Don’t let your museum be nudged aside!

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Topics: Museums, Social Media, Collections Management Software, Museum Collections Management Software

What Could You have in Common with The Metropolitan Museum of Art?

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Posted by Lucidea on 1/25/2017

Photo: David Ohmer

Many of our Argus clients are feeling inspired by the achievements of Thomas P. Campbell, director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, who among many things, is an advocate for digitizing museum content and publishing online exhibits.

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Topics: Museums, Collections Management Software, Museum Collections Management Software, Argus

Becoming Even More Relevant to your Target Audience: Webinar Reprise

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Posted by Lucidea on 1/20/2017
Due to popular demand, we are reprising a webinar presented by museum evangelist and strategist Nina Simon, where she drew upon research for her book, The Art of Relevance, and offered substantive, creative, and inspiring advice on how to increase your organization’s relevance to communities you hope to engage. Join us on February 2nd and see how Nina’s advice applies whether you work in a library, a museum, a theater, a park, an academic institution or a corporation.
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Topics: Museums, Collections Management Software, Museum Collections Management Software, Strategy

Relevance and its Rewards — For Museum, Library and KM Professionals Interested in Mattering More, to More People

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Posted by Lucidea on 1/6/2017

We recently offered a webinar presented by museum evangelist and strategist Nina Simon, where she drew upon research for her book, The Art of Relevance, and offered substantive, creative, inspiring and practical advice on how to increase your organization’s relevance to the communities you hope to engage. Interestingly, in Nina’s role as speaker, she offers advice that applies whether you work in a library, a museum, a theater, a park, an academic institution or a corporation. It’s all relevant.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Museums, Collections Management Software, Strategy

How to Become More Relevant to your Target Audience and Reap the Rewards

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Posted by Lucidea on 11/2/2016

We will be offering a free webinar on November 15th that promises a substantive and thoughtful discussion full of creative, inspiring and practical advice on how to increase your organization’s relevance to the communities you hope to engage.

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Topics: Museums, Collections Management Software, Strategy

5 Ways to Increase Museum Visitor Engagement (and Visits!) Via Your Collections Management System

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 7/26/2016

The great thing about using your Collections Management System (CMS) to increase audience awareness and drive museum traffic is that it’s easy to do and you don’t have to buy anything. What could be better than that?

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Topics: Museums, Social Media

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