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Upgrade now to Modes Complete version 1.425th October, 2018

Modes Complete version 1.4 – the first UK management system to be compliant with Spectrum 5.0 – is available now

Banish the Backlog! Annual Modes Day and AGM 20185th September, 2018

Join us at the Bunyan Meeting Church, Bedford (next to the John Bunyan Museum) on Tuesday 2nd October 2018. This year’s conference will focus on the Collections Trusts’ drive to ‘Banish the Backlog’ with the expert guidance of our keynote speaker Sarah Brown (Outreach Officer at CT).

Oops wrong number!5th September, 2018

It can happen even to the best of us – we’ve accidently typed in an incorrect Identity Number and clicked the OK button and Modes has produced a record with a unique but incorrect Object Identity Number. This month our top tips show you how to fix those annoying mistakes in your data....

Top Tips for Restricting access to sensitive parts of your Modes data.24th April, 2018

Can people just look at my Modes and not be allowed to edit the data or see confidential information? Can I have a read-only Modes? Is it possible for members of the Public or Researchers look at my Modes? Can we hide sensitive personal information relating to acquisitioned items? These are common questions asked by Modes users and there is a straight forward answer ‘Yes you can’ and it’s easy because this is covered by a built-in solution. Find out more...

Refresh your Modes skills24th April, 2018

Nick has been out and about from Cumbria to Cambridge – Devon to Donegal – delivering lots of on-site Modes training to our users. Don’t miss out - contact us today about your own training needs!

Modes goes to Machynlleth!19th February, 2018

Modes are always pleased to deliver training sessions to our clients - and last month, Nick was delighted to travel to the Welsh market town of Machynlleth to pass on his Modes wisdom to a group of Modes users in the impressive surroundings of MOMA Machynlleth - a complex for the arts, incorporating The Tabernacle, The Ellis Building and The Owen Owen Gallery.

Top tips for multiple repeats19th February, 2018

Inspired by the multi-part 'Flock' sculpture by Philippa Robbins at MOMA Machynlleth and seeing other series of artworks at the Gallery in which a single artwork or form is repeated multiple times - the question arose how do you repeat a record in Modes? Read on to find out how...

These are a Few of our Favourite Things…21st December, 2017

Last month, in what we hope to be a regular feature in this newsletter, we asked Modes Users to share their favourite museum objects with us. We loved Kiplin Hall’s impressive late C17th/early C18th Kangxi vase chosen by the staff from amongst the Hall’s eclectic mix of family possessions.

Review of the Year – Modes Users in 201721st December, 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and here at Modes we’ve been as busy as Santa’s elves. What a year it’s been! We take a whistle-stop look back through the year at key activities and events, and of note from across the collections community...

Wonders of the Peak – Creating ‘Collections in the Landscape’ with Modes Data30th November, 2017

Eighteen months after our first visit to Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, we head back to the dramatic scenery of the Peak District to find out more about the new gallery space which opened earlier this year and the recently launched ‘Wonders of the Peak’ website and web app which integrates Modes data.