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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.

Top Tips for Image Paths in records20th October, 2017

Why are my Image Paths showing in the record? This question that arose during the Knowledge Café session at the Modes Annual Meeting and Workshop…

Review of Modes Workshop & AGM 201720th October, 2017

We were delighted to see so many Modes users for the Modes AGM and Workshop 2017, which was held in the beautifully refurbished meeting room at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery on the 3rd October. Delegates came from museums across the U.K. to listen to and engage with expert speakers and celebrate 30 years of Modes Software.

Putting people first – ‘Pulling Together’ with Collections Trust27th September, 2017

Modes traveled up to historic York for a highly inspiring and motivating Collections Trust Conference held at The Hospitium - a beautiful timber-framed building by the bank of the River Ouse. Find out more..

Compact Top Tips – What’s the Story?27th September, 2017

Our top tips this month are inspired by this year’s Collections Trust Conference and focus on the role of people in delivering collections management. Have you ever wondered how to capture expert opinion about an item or even the reaction to an object? Read on to find out more...