Documenting Conservation: An innovative new mobile tool for an evolving field

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Saturday, June 15th, 2019 3 - 5 p.m., followed by a reception. Please RSVP

Please join us for a BAACG sponsored event featuring presenters Dan Rael and Howard Burrows, founders of CatalogIt, a recently launched collections database application, a shared interface for your desktop, mobile phone, and tablet devices.

Whether utilized in museums or private practice, a modern asset manager should offer a visual platform to capture processes through images, track objects as they enter and leave a space, and provide access to vital information about objects.  Gone are the days of having a program that lives on a single device accessible to a single user at a time. CatalogIt is simple and user-friendly, just like any other time-saving app for your phone or tablet. CatalogIt transforms the way we interface not only with the objects themselves, but with our clients, colleagues, and museum audiences with collaborative features such as a web-publishing tool.

Dan and Howard will provide a brief background of the development of CatalogIt followed by a demonstration of its main features and of features that they’ll be adding in the near term. They’ll describe the specific plans they’ve created for Museums, Conservators, Organizations and Private collectors.  Following the demonstration, we will break out into smaller groups led by Dan, Howard, and other local current professional users to provide detailed anecdotes of how CatalogIt is being used and to allow for the opportunity to discuss CatalogIt and its potential uses in greater detail.

CatalogIt Features

  • A cloud-based subscription service- complete access to your collections records anywhere, anytime, on both mobile and desktop devices.
  • Take advantage of the camera built into your phone or tablet- photograph your objects directly in the app or easily attach existing photo files.
  • Create Entries with your phone or tablet and they are immediately available to you, your colleagues or family members to view or edit from any other device worldwide.
  • Multiple users can work simultaneously, collaboratively or independently.
  • Authoritative, well-designed and complete plain English data fields make data entry quick, intuitive and thorough.
  • The visual focus makes browsing your collections easy and enjoyable. Virtually 
  • scan your collections using rich imagery rather than lists of text or numbers.
  • Printing insurance, valuation, inventory, artist, condition or custom reports and labels is simple.
  • Strong, industry-standard encryption, technology, and best practices to keep your data always secure and accessible.

At the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Cabrillo Clubhouse

(between Cabrillo Street and Fulton Street, one block North of Golden Gate Park) 

853 38th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

Easy street parking available on 38th and 39th avenues, and on the South side of Fulton Street along the park.


BAACG Coordinating Board Member, Elise Rousseau 
(415) 235-4884
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2019 3 - 5 P.M., FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION. PLEASE RSVP

Elise Yvonne Rousseau, Director and Principal Conservator