Vernon CMS was chosen as our preferred CMS for a range of reasons. We wanted a system that gave us the capability to expand our collection record keeping when we had capacity, but was still simple enough for day to day and immediate use, had strong reporting functionality and where system updates and support were readily available.
While the O’Keeffe’s Curatorial team started using Wrike in 2013, it struggled to make it stick. I was hired as Curatorial Project Coordinator in 2016, and charged with building system use and buy-in.
The Vernon CMS has already brought a better and clearer understanding of our collections, and what areas the museum still needs to allocate time to improving.
The two parts of our collections are much better integrated; we have an excellent web browser that’s the envy of many of our immediate sector peers and my team have been consistently impressed by the technical and customer support from the Vernon team. It has absolutely been worth it even it wasn’t always pain-free.
there was an urgent need for online access to the collection as the temporary exhibition space is significantly restricted.
This posed a challenge with limited resources available