Drupal for museums. Online collections, integration of collection databases, mobile information for visitors, ticketing, museum tours etcetera.

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Drupal & museum tour software

TAP tours - a Drupal distribution to create your own tours for iPhones/Ipod Touch.
tour request - a module (in cvs request and in use here) for requesting a guided tour

Museum/Festival/Theatre ticketing systems and Drupal

This wikipage contains information about available modules to connect Drupal to Museum, Festival and Theatre Ticketing Systems

Tessitura Tessitura module developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota
Gateway Ticketing Systems -
ActiveTickets custom module for Eye Institute Netherlands, built by OneShoe; custom module Fakkeltheater, built by PureSign
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Collection Management Systems and Drupal

This wikipage aims to contain information about connecting Drupal to a Collection Management System



TMS no information available CollectiveACCESS CollectiveAccess module eMU no information available Adlib Adlib module -in dev AdlibTools AdlibTools module Read more

Museums using Drupal

List of museums using Drupal. Please add if you know a museum not mentioned in this list.






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    drneikirk's picture

    OCR of older text


    My organization is looking into using Drupal, so I am very new to this. I have noticed the various modules that would seem very beneficial for us, and one in particular is the OCR (optical character recognition) module for Drupal. My question(s) is has anyone tried out the OCR module on older printed text prior to the mid-nineteenth century, and if so what was your results, and what is your opinion of this module? Are their any other OCR modules that may work within Drupal that are fairly easy to use? I would like to find other options that may be available.

    anawaz's picture

    Drupal module for Vesica Collections Management

    I'm looking at working with developers who might be interested in working with our team to build a Drupal module for our SaaS museum collection application - Vesica (http://vesica.ws).

    If you'd like to get involved, please reply and we'll be happy to get in touch and send some more details, etc.



    joshCJM's picture

    My museum is reader for change, and we are looking at Drupal. Any developers?

    I work at the Contemporary Jewish Museum In San Francisco. Currently we are using Joomla for our site, and I am not happy about it at all. Aside from the issues with the CMS, the integration of Raisers Edge, NetCommunity, and Sparx is ridiculous.

    I would like for the museum to start looking for something other than Blackbaud products, CiviCRM or the like, however the idea of just changing over from Joomla to something like Drupal is a good step.

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    DamienMcKenna's picture

    TMS integration?

    Are any Museum sites out there using TMS (The Museum System from Gallery Systems) for their collections management in addition to using Drupal? If so, how are you handling the integration?

    BeWhy's picture

    Just collections?

    In addition to collections management, I see that there is an opportunity for Drupal to become a swiss-army knife of sorts for museums.

    Specifically I am thinking that using CiviCRM would help museums manage a range of other aspects of their inner workings. This plus perhaps signup, signup integration with ubercart, ubercart (with roles) and a few other things might be the beginnings of a 'total package' that would have to be customized, not built from scratch.

    svendecabooter's picture

    GSOC idea: Integrate Drupal & CollectiveAccess (open source collection management software)

    I am currently working on a (set of) module(s) to integrate Drupal with CollectiveAccess, an open source PHP collection management system that is focussed towards cataloguing, maintaining and managing collection data. This software is getting quite some traction with museums, archives and other institutions that require digital collections.

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    earthday47's picture


    Hi everybody, if you were at the BoF today, it was great meeting all of you. Sometimes I feel like Drupal discussions are more of a "support group", but it was nice to see that many orgs are grappling with the same problems we have. The idea of Workflow/Workbench and approval processes was pretty revealing. As always, the implementation usually reveals the organizational culture. Museums sure are quirky, aren't they?

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    Hanno's picture

    Louvre using Drupal

    Louvre is using Drupal since December 2010 for their community site http://communaute.louvre.fr/. The site uses the organic groups module to create discussion groups about projects and themes of the museum. Another feature is the tagging of objects (both registered and anonymous users). Object information is imported from the database as plain text. Images are generated using imagecache. Registered users are able to create their own gallery.

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    earthday47's picture

    Drupal and Collections Online

    How have folks used Drupal to deliver collections objects online? We recently redesigned our website with Drupal, but our Online Collections program is a custom PHP application. http://www.thestrong.org/online-collections/

    It was a better choice at the time, primarily because of the category structure, and the import processing from our collections database. It seems something like this would be better suited for a PHP application framework (and in fact, I was 50% done rewriting this program in CakePHP) than Drupal...

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    Hanno's picture

    Remote Collection Data in Drupal

    There are several solutions to get data of the collection management system in Drupal. Some while ago Palantir gave a interesting presentation during Museums and the web about different strategies for getting remote collections data into Drupal.
    At the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag we will start to use Drupal as a frontend solution for collection analysis. We use Adlib as a backend and plan to develop a module to accomplish the connection to Drupal.

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