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News & Events

On this page we post our latest announcements, news, new clients and success stories. Contact us if you need additional information.

CIDOC conference in DresdenSept, 6-11 2014

Under the motto "Access and Understanding - Networking in the Digital Era", the annual conference of CIDOC, the International Committee for Documentation of ICOM, will take place from 6th - 11th of September 2014 in Dresden, Germany.

We are going to exhibit at the CIDOC conference and would be very happy to meet you during one of these days. We'll be showing the latest developments of our intuitive and highly efficient collection management software MuseumPlusRIA. Please feel free to stop in and see us in Dresden!


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We are very pleased to welcome our newest employee in North America!June 2014

Chris Alexander comes to zetcom, in the role of Manager of Projects and Implementation (North America), with over 14 years of wide-ranging museum experience. Previously, Chris was the Program Director at Toura where he worked closely with museum clients, providing training and implementation strategy for Toura's web-based Mobile App Producer. Prior to Toura, he was the Manager of Interactive Technology and Assistant Registrar at the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) in California. He has a Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Art from San Jose State University and is certified in web design.

Over the years, Chris has created digital content for interpretive and marketing initiatives; worked with and developed several web-based services; managed collections management systems; and built various mobile guides and applications. In 2008, he developed a first of its kind iPod Touch/iPhone tour at the SJMA that utilized the museum's Wi-Fi network to deliver an audio/video tour through the Mobile Safari Web Browser. Chris has spoken at many conferences including Museums and the Web, American Association of Museums (AAM) and the Tate Modern's handheld conference Audiotours to iPhones. He is also the recipient of two Muse Awards from the AAM's Media and Technology Committee. 


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Successful exhibition with many visitorsJune 2014

We’ve just returned from the Annual American Alliance of Museums meeting in Seattle. The exhibition hall (and the zetcom booth) were both very busy with attendees from all over the world. We discussed many projects and previewed some of the newest features of MuseumPlusRIA. We really enjoyed meeting with so many clients and new faces from a broad spectrum of museums and collections. We’re looking forward to continued dialogue over the weeks and months ahead, as we roll out the next version of MuseumPlusRIA.

Next stop for the US crew is MCN in Dallas, November 19-22, 2014. Save the date! This promises to be another great opportunity to share knowledge with the museum and cultural heritage community. Join us!

MCN


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Finland: Big Win for zetcom!May 2014

Our zetcom team is very proud to announce the decision of the National Board of Antiquities (NBA) in Helsinki to use MuseumPlusRIA as the new national Collection Management System!

 

The worldwide leading Collection Management System developers competed in a Europe-wide tendering procedure for this prestigious "Museum 2015" project. The goal of the "Museum 2015" project is to establish a central CMS for five pilot museums within one year and then distribute the new system to more Finnish museums. The webbased MuseumPlusRIA was rated the best system within this very thorough procurement process.

 

The large and diverse collections of the piloting museums are part of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Tuusla Art Museum, the Kuopio Museum of Cultural History, the Finnish National Gallery and the National Board of Antiquities.

 

We look very much forward to working with the NBA team as well as the piloting museums and the Finnish museums in general!


National Board of Antiquities


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OpenCulture in London25 - 26 June 2014

In its fourth year, OpenCulture is the essential community meeting for collections professionals, providing an unmatched forum for learning, discussion and networking. There’ll be keynote presentations, special seminars and project updates delivered by more than 30 UK and international speakers from institutions of all sizes. This year’s theme is "Putting your collections to work".

We'll be showing the latest innovations of our RIA (Rich Internet Architecture) software MuseumPlusRIA. This highly efficient collection management system offers an easy-to-use interface and secure online access to all your data and inventory anytime, anywhere. Please feel free to stop in and visit us at any time in the Kia Oval, Booth 34!

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German Foundation Days 201421 - 23 May 2014

During the 2-day meeting at the Hamburg Congress Center a large number of foundations took the opportunity to have a close look at the FoundationPlus software solution. The response has been extremely positive - the usability, functional depth and the outstanding user interface design are key features of FoundationPlus. Combined with a worry-free cloud service by zetcom it's a unique standard package for foundations!

Thanks a lot to all the visitors in Hamburg! We look forward to engage in more discussions and projects around FoundationPlus.

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Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo18 - 21 May 2014

Join us this year at the AAM in Seattle and get an insight into the most important features of our cloud-based Collection Management Software MuseumPlusRIA.

MuseumExpo showcases the latest in technology, exhibit design, lighting, security and countless other innovations critical to the museum field. The show floor is an interactive extension of the more than 150 educational sessions and events. More than 300 exhibitors will display and demonstrate cost- and time-saving solutions and cutting-edge technologies for the museum community.


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Museums and the Web - Booth 2102 - 5 April 2014

Meet us at the Museums and the Web Conference in Baltimore and take a look at our new outstanding Collection Management Software MuseumPlusRIA.

Museums and the Web is the largest international conference devoted to art, science, and natural and cultural heritage content online. Since 1997 it has been designed by and for museum professionals to feature the best digital work from around the world and highlight the use of new technologies in the museum context.


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zetcom user forum onlineJanuary 2014

We are very happy to announce that our zetcom forum is online. Our clients are invited to use this new platform to share and discuss issues related to our products and services.

In order to read and post on our forum page and to add your own new topics, you will need to register. Once you have received a confirmation, simply login to post or comment. In addtion the forum provides a translation tool, so you may use the language of your choice. We look forward to a lively exchange of information.

zetcom forum


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Successful trade fair in CologneNovember 2013

More than 4.000 visitors and 187 exhibitors from 15 countries recently gathered in Cologne for the Exponatec Trade Fair, covering all types of innovations in the areas of presentation, design and technology in the world of museums. Besides the exhibition, the Exponatec offered a comprehensive and high-caliber event and session program.

The international trade fair was the ideal venue for zetcom to meet the attendees and to present our cloud-based collection management software solutions. During the three days of the fair we had many productive conversations with existing and potential clients, and look forward to continued dialogue in the new year.


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Two day conference on Collections Management Systems in NorwegenNovember 2013

The National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design and Vestfold Museums have been granted funds by the Norwegian Arts Council to carry out an evaluation of the Norwegian documentation system Primus and the museums' own data applications for logistic procedures against Spectrum compatibility.

As part of this project the National Museum is arranging a two day conference, 4th and 5th November 2013, on Collections Management Systems with a focus on logistic management processes. A presentation on November 04, at 2.00 pm will be held by Marcel Zemp (CEO, zetcom AG). All Norwegian museums that receive state funding will be invited.

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Website ExpansionAugust 2013

To offer even better support and information for our clients and future clients, we added a number of new features to our website: an interactive world map with links to our existing customer sites, zetcom on Facebook and LinkedIn, user forum (coming soon) for any information around our products, customers, projects and developments. Your feedback about our website is highly appreciated!

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Our partner Postscriptum at the Acropolis Museum AthensAugust 2013

The world famous Acropolis Museum in Athens has selected MuseumPlus as its Collection and Museum Management System. The staff of our Greek partner and distributor Postscriptum visited the museum and met the director Mr. Pandermalis on the 18th of July. After a guided tour of the museum the team and friends of Postscriptum met for a gorgeous dinner with a view of the Acropolis! We congratulate the Postscriptum team on this outstanding new MuseumPlus client!

Acropolis Museum

Postscriptum


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Webcast - On Demand Version availableJuly 2013

Learn how the Courtauld Institute of Art uses DAM and CMS to preserve Digital Objects. An on-demand, recorded version of this webcast is available for your to view at your convenience or share with a colleague. 

 

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Huge interest in MuseumPlus-Portfolio integration – Live Webcast recapJuly 2013

The absolutely exciting number of nearly 300 professionals from museums and collections in Europe and North America registered for our one hour webcast last Tuesday! Together with the Courtauld Institute of Art and Extensis we presented the unique possibilities of interfacing a DAMS Digital Asset Management System (Portfolio) with a CMS Collection Management System (MuseumPlus). Streamlined processing for the management of images and other digital assets, endless possibilities for use and re-use of assets and metadata while avoiding any redundant files or data – the MuseumPlus-Portfolio-Synchronizer makes it possible!

Please stay tuned: we will announce the web links for the recordings of both, the German and the English webcast shortly!

Courtauld Institute of Art

Extensis


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Two leading Greek museums are now part of the MuseumPlus familyJune 2013

  • The Museum of Archaeology and History of the Art
  • The Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation (Andros Contemporary Art Museum)

Both museums have chosen to introduce the flagship MuseumPlus solution as the core system to their documentation departments. The adoption of MuseumPlus is of great importance to these museums and opens the way to potentially having their collections uploaded in a format compatible with Europeana, the European Digital Library. MuseumPlus is Europeana compliant.

MuseumPlus is the most-used collection management system in Greece and is exclusively represented in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and the Balkans by PostScriptum, a well-established Greek company in the area of Digital Heritage and zetcom’s partner in Greece.
 

The Museum of Archaeology and History of the Art
The Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation 


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The City Museum of Athens now works with MuseumPlusJune 2013

The Museum of the City of Athens has just acquired MuseumPlus. It was a crucial decision for the Museum since they have to successfully migrate 25.000 items of their diverse collections and databases of paintings, engravings, sculptures, pieces of furniture and important relics of modern Greek history, which represent a panorama of the evolution of Athens since the Frankish domination in the Middle Ages. By means of zetcom’s complementary eMuseumPlus solution, the Museum will be able to showcase various thematic virtual exhibitions on its web site in the near future.

City Museum of Athens


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An important adaptation to MuseumPlus to be presented at the Barcelona Maritime Museum May 30thMay 2013

The MuseumPlus version in use in Catalan and Spanish will henceforth be able to specifically manage photographic materials. Photographs can now be documented in a specific category and the vocabulary has been adapted to adequately describe photographs. This important adaptation to the off-the-shelf version of MuseumPlus is the result of a collaboration by an interdisciplinary working group comprising professionals from museums, libraries and archives in the region. The results will be presented on May 30th at the Barcelona Maritime Museum under the auspices of the Catalonian regional government’s Department of Culture.

Museu Marítim de Barcelona


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Casa Colón de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The Cabildo of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) selects MuseumPlusMay 2013

We are pleased to announce that the government of Las Palmas on the Canary Islands, has chosen zetcom’s MuseumPlus solution for the collection management and documentation of its 6 museums: Museo Casa de Colón, Museum and Archaeological Park Cueva Pintada, Casa Museo León y Castillo, Casa Museo Antonio Padron, Casa Museo Tomás Morales and Casa Museo Pérez Galdós. The Barcelona team has just started working on migrating existing data and implementing the MuseumPlus software.


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AAM Museum Expo 2013May 2013

The North American team will be exhibiting at the upcoming AAM meeting in Baltimore where over 5,000 museum professionals are expected. We’re excited to be launching MuseumPlusRIA during the exhibition. Please stop in at our booth 1135 and say hello, if you are in the neighborhood!

AAM Museum Expo


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MuseumPlus at DNA.italia April 18th and 19thMay 2013

DNA.italia is Italy’s major project to exploit the potential for economic growth offered by Italy’s often untapped cultural heritage. La Rassegna is the project’s yearly gathering in the city of Turin, former capital of the Kingdom of Savoy. The focus this year was on bringing together the actors in the culture industry to forge a single community from disparate professionals in a variety of fields. Marcello Fontana and Gian Luca Farina Perseu, principal movers at 21-style, zetcom’s Italian partner for MuseumPlus, was at La Rassegna and spoke to visitors and participants about MuseumPlus, including representatives from museums, foundations and regional heritage organizations.

21-style


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zetcom gathering in SwitzerlandMarch 2013

In mid-March the zetcom team from all the offices across Europe and the US met in the snowy winter landscape of the cosy mountain village "Mürren" in the Bernese Oberland.


The unique scenery of the Swiss Alps offered the perfect setting for an intense exchange of ideas and information in meetings and workshops over two days. The main topics were the development of the new web-based product line and the further strategic orientation of the company.

"I am thrilled by the team's clear focus on the customer and the commitment to quality and innovation. All in all it was a fantastic meeting, full of atmosphere, work and fun", said Marcel Zemp, CEO of zetcom group.


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zetcom’s FoundationPlus goes live in BernDecember 2012

Bern’s Cultural Promotion Department Bern (Stadt Bern Kulturabteilung) went live with FoundationPlus today and the city of Bern will be managing the funding of its cultural projects with this powerful tool from now on. On Friday, December 14th the entire six-member department met Peter Spettig of zetcom for a final training session. Things went so well, Peter said, “that they conducted the training session themselves. They felt really comfortable with the program.”

FoundationPlus


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Learn more about ArtPlus at zetcom’s stand at the SITEM 2013 show in ParisDecember 2012

SITEM is an annual meeting to promote museums, museum technologies, culture and tourism. The trade show runs from January 29th to 31st 2013 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. The main themes in 2013 cover the potential that marketing, fundraising and business development have for cultural tourism.


At SITEM zetcom is proud to present its new software solution "ArtPlus" in France for the first time. Our web-based cataloging system is an ideal solution for artists and collectors, as well as for galleries and collections.

SITEM


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zetcom contributes to museum studiesNovember 2012

"I am proud that we have managed to double the number of scholarships," says HTW-President Prof. Dr. Michael Heine.

zetcom has joined the numerous private sponsors that promote outstanding academic achievement in the Museology program at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (HTW). The scholarship program is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and is designed to support talented and high-achieving students. Successful candidates receive a €300 per month stipendium, of which half is from private sponsors.

HTW University of Applied Sciences - Berlin


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EVA Berlin 2012 7 - 9 November 2012

SMB-digital will be presented at the EVA BerlinOctober 2012

The 19th Berlin EVA conference offers a discussion forum of the new media applications. It brings together the memory institutions with researchers of the information and communication technologies, IT-specialists and the public administration sector.

SMB-digital - The online-database of the State Museums of Berlin will be presented over the course of the event. The lecture on November 08, 2012 at 3.00 pm will be held by Sabine Göttsche (State Museums of Berlin) and Jörg Kruschinski (zetcom GmbH).

Program details
Eva Berlin 2012


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Mona Lisa Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

MuseumPlus at LouvreMarch 2012

The first two major departments of the Louvre, the Egyptian collection and the collection of paintings, work productively with MuseumPlus since early 2012. With this milestone zetcom has made an extremely challenging phase of the project a success. Thus bringing the Louvre a bit closer to it's ambitious aim of integrating all relevant scientific data collection in a single database. Over the next three years the remaining departments of the Louvre should be integrated in MuseumPlus.

Louvre


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The strength of LIDO lies in its ability to support the full range of descriptive information about museum objects.

MuseumPlus - LIDO - EuropeanaMarch 2012

The new export tool allows our customers to export their data in a standardized format and deliver directly or through national agencies (aggregators) to the European digital library "Europeana". Once set up, current data sets can be transferred to Europeana and other web portals (such as the German BAM portal).

The visibility, the online presence and the coverage of your collection will be increased enormously. Museum Plus users as the State Museums of Berlin and the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels are already using this tool.

LIDO
Europeana


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Español onlineJanuary 2012

We are happy to announce the Spanish version of our Website. All product materials and demonstrations are now available in four different languages. The localisation of the website aims to familiarize our customers in Spain and South America with all information about zetcom and our products in the easiest way.


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Sphinx New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX

Museo Egizio works with MuseumPlusNovember 2011

The Museo Egizio of Turin (the management of which has been privatised as Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie) has chosen zetcom’s MuseumPlus as a means of administrating its vast collections. The Museum is delighted with the results and has chosen to render the records accessible to the public by going online, to great acclaim.

Museo Egizio of Turin


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eMuseumPlus generates real added value for your clientsNovember 2011

Communication and information technologies offer considerable possibilities for museums, cultural heritage institutions and galleries. The presentation of a collection especially on the web becomes more and more important.

With eMuseumPlus you can make your inventory visible and searchable online. Visitors can browse the catalogue for information about the artists, exhibits, bibliographic references or digital assets. We are happy to announce some new eMuseumPlus sites:

Stiftung Kunstfond, Bonn
Museo Egizio, Torino
Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya, Terrassa
Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur
Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee


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Show:

Foundation Day Basel 2014

August 21, in Basel, Switzerland

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Interesting presentations and exchange of experiences

MUTEC 2014

6 - 8 November in Leipzig, Germany

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International Trade Fair for Museum and Exhibition Technology

CIDOC 2014

6 - 11 September in Dresden, Germany

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Newest developments in museum documentation

Museum Computer Network (MCN) 2014

19 - 22 November in Texas, USA

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42nd Annual conference

 
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