iPad 101: Tablet Technology for the Registrar

September 26, 2014

38 registrars attended the workshop held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  With generous support from Robertson Taylor and Atelier 4, we were able to fly out Brent Mitchell from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas.  Brent is the head registrar at the Modern and has researched and practiced mobile technology for years in his continuous efforts to streamline his workload with mobile technology.  Brent presented on using the iPad for exhibitions, loans, and collections care. He also demonstrated apps on his iPad while participants followed along on their own tablets.

Meghan Grossman Hansen from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum presented on how she has adapted tablet technology for digital condition reporting and traveling exhibitions while working within the constraints of an institution with stringent security (e.g. no DropBox) and no wifi in the galleries.

RC-WR received an overwhelming response of interest for the workshop and we’re happy to announce that the workshop was video recorded.  The video is currently being formatted by the Audio Visual department at LACMA, and we will be posted to the RC-WR website as soon as it’s available.