Taking Advantage of TMS

  • Janice Kamrin (Author)

    JANICE KAMRIN studied at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania, and is now an Associate Curator with the Department of Egyptian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Jennie Choi (Author)

    JENNIE CHOI studied at the University of Michigan and the Bard Graduate Center, and is currently General Manager of Collection Information in the Digital department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has used TMS (The Museum System) as its collections management system for over twenty years; a subset of the data stored here is fed directly to our Online Collection (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection). Over the past decade, the curatorial departments at The Met have worked with the Museum's Digital Department to develop creative ways to use TMS for a variety of purposes: to enhance our online presence, to track important events and processes, to organize and track our archives, and to support research. This paper will provide an overview of several of these initiatives as they are implemented by the Department of Egyptian Art.