Lucidea Collections Management Aligned with Ontario Museums Association Goals

Lucideas museum collections management applications, Argus and ArgusEssentia, align with this years OMA conference theme, Collaborating for Impact: Not Business as Usual. 2018 OMA Keynote Speaker and museum advocate Stephen Abram emphasized the need to ¦collaboratively build an Ontario infrastructure entity that combines the buying power of Ontarios museum sector, while improving cost effectiveness, efficiency, innovation, modernization, scalability and performance.

Emphasizing technology, Mr. Abram posed this question: If every collection in all of your museums was built to templated and required museum standards that allow you to discover every collection in every museum everywhere in Ontario and represent it to the world “ would that fundamentally transform your sector?

Lucidea believes the answer is yesand offers affordable collections management software that would enable Ontarios museums to collaborate on delivering that transformation.

During his address, Mr. Abram posed additional technology-related questions:

  • Can we make modern technology available to small and rural, and community museums at a cost thats affordable?
  • Can we enforce museum standards?
  • Can we build something where we make our sector discoverable?
  • Can we find and leverage a platform that fundamentally doubles tourist attendance?
  • Can you build an open media desk where all of you collaborate on encouraging visits to museums?
  • Can you share exhibits and curation from a central point?

Lucideas answer to all those questions is yesand their collections management software offers all the capabilities required to support a collaborative online presence for Ontarios museums, together with administrative back-end functionality that improves cost effectiveness and efficiency, based on innovative technology that delivers scalability and performance, now and into the future.

Museums can enjoy Lucideas powerful collections management capabilities at a reasonable price, but as with most museum endeavors, funding must be secured. Lucidea understands that, and in order to help, has announced that museum expert Rachael Cristine Woodys new book, Survivors Guide to Museum Grant Writing, is now available. The latest publication from Lucidea Press offers pragmatic advice from Ms. Woody, a seasoned museum expert and consultant specializing in grant acquisition, with significant experience as both a practitioner and advisor.

The book is for anyone who wants to delve into the grant acquisition process and confidently apply for grant funding. Says Ron Aspe, Lucideas CEO, Were excited to bring you the next book under our Lucidea Press imprint; we believe its an essential resource for museum professionals wanting to learn and attempt grant writing, with practical guidance drawn from Rachaels career in museums and as a consultant, innovator, and advocate.

OMA keynote speaker Stephen Abram wrote the foreword for Ms. Woodys book and he shared copies at Lucideas booth; if you didnt have a chance to get one, note that both Kindle and print versions are available for purchase at, but for the moment you can get a free PDF copy courtesy of Lucidea here.

About Lucidea:

Lucidea offers a full portfolio of market-leading Collections Management, KM and ILS applications, including Argus, ArgusEssentia, ArchivEra and ArchivEssentia, offering applications that deliver unrivaled access to organizational knowledge, with solutions for museums, archives, nonprofits, corporations, law firms and government agenciesof all sizes and budgets, worldwide.

Mark Maslowski
Marketing Manager
[email protected]