Steam Engine at the Western Development Museum - Moose Jaw

SaskCollections

The Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS)’s SaskCollections Database is a collections database specifically designed for small and medium sized museums in Saskatchewan. Based on Collective Access, the SaskCollections database has been adapted to meet the specific needs of the Saskatchewan community. Each cultural institution involved has their own cloud-based system that is accessible from anywhere via the internet. This ensures that catalogued artifacts/art/objects are accessible even if the museum building is closed for the season. With 20+ cultural institutions currently members of the database, over 250,000 artifacts/pieces of art have been catalogued in over the four-year life span of the project.  MAS offers its database members comprehensive support, both online and via the Association’s Museums Advisor. Additionally, MAS hosts a yearly meeting/workshop where members can meet in person, share ideas and receive additional training.

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Front- End Websites

MAS has introduced the front-end component, where member museums can choose to have part or all of their collections accessible and searchable via the internet. When museums choose to access this option, a website is created that is connected to their database. Members are then able to control the content that is available to the larger public via their SaskCollections Database’s accessibility features.

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For more information about SaskCollections, please contact MAS’s Museums Advisor, Kathleen Watkin at advisor@saskmuseums.org or 306-780-9266

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