Thursday, 18 December 2014

Collections of items in MUSEION

The special tool called „Collection of Items“ enables to combine the collection items from different funds, groups or sub-collections. It can used for bringing together items for classical exhibition, virtual exhibition and also for interactive virtual exhibition (it means virtual exhibit space with digitalized collection items). Practical usage of „Collection of Items“ we can find on Kaplicky Centre web site where photos, sketches and drawings are associated according architectonic projects.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

How work QR codes in MUSEION

The last version of Museion brings new function to users . Now you can work with QR codes in Museion. There are two possibilities of how to use them – to create qr codes and to find collection items. Firstly you can create QR codes with information about collection item (like catalogue number, collection, ...) and apply them on collection items to make them be found more easily. You can assign them by small sticker with a qr code and anyone who has an equipment with a qr reader can load the qr code and find the particular collection item.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Work of famous Czech architect Jan Kaplicky

The work of the world-famous architect Jan Kaplicky not only contains  building projects, but also  jewellery, graphic and furniture design. Besides the mentioned, many sketches, photographs and visualisations can be found on the new The Kaplicky Centre website created by MUSOFT.CZ. You can browse anything on the catalogue which is connected to the collection management system MUSEION.
Find more here.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Modul Depository

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MUSEION introduces a new agenda called „Modul Depository“ which enables to register permanent or temporary storage of the collection items in systematic or in chronological evidence. It enables to define the museum depository and  is divided into permanent depository, temporary long-term storage and temporary short-term storage.

Permanent depository is a room where the items are constantly kept. It can be a special building or a room in the museum.

Temporary long-term storages are places where the items are shown (permanent exhibition).

The temporary short-term storage can be a conservatory or a restoration workshop.

The depositories are structured into levels – building, room, unit and element and all of them are defined by a unique code.

The main advantage of this agenda is the manipulation evidence which enables to receive, return, pass or issue collection items between these depositories and to register the history of manipulation.

Monday, 8 September 2014

QR and bar codes

Do you want to find items in depositories and register them effectively and quickly? Use the QR or bar codes!

The new version of MUSEION system enables to automatically create QR codes and bar codes and print them on special thermal transfer or thermal printers.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Interactive encyclopedia

MUSOFT.CZ has started preparing an interactive online encyclopedia for the high school and undergraduate university students in collaboration with the Catholic Theological Faculty of Charles University . The theme of the encyclopedia are routes of the Czech princes and kings between 872-1526. The encyclopedia demonstrates the old, historical countries, important kings and princes, impressive places as castles, palaces or chateaux. All the displayed items are connected with the informational system MUSEION.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Educational institution

Is the MUSEION system  used only by  museum and gallery institutions? No, the  Higher Vocational School and Secondary Art School of Textile crafts in Prague has begun managing its textile collection in hosted solutions with the help of MUSEION- website.
Learn more.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Fotobanka (administration photography system) and Charles University in Prague have started cooperating in the development of Fotobanka which is tool for administration and presentation of photos. These photos will be divided according to the country and place where they were taken. Individual images will be described in the technical way like exposure or lighting. Finally, the images will be classified by author of image, origin, material and holder. The iconography and the description of the image will be added to them as well.

Among the large number of the presented images will be the photos of the Saint Vitus Cathedral.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Format and size of documents in system MUSEION

Which document and multimedia formats and sizes does MUSEION support? A lot of types of documents can be connected. 
MUSEION supports the following formats:
Image: "jpg", "jpeg", "jpe", "png", "bmp", "dib", "gif", "tif", "tiff", "obj"*
Video: "flv" 
Audio: "mp3"
Documents: "doc", "docx", "xls", "xlsx", "ppt", "pptx", "odt", "ods", "odp", "xml", "htm", "txt", "pdf" 
These types of formats can be connected to the MUSEION system which saves them safely, processes them and shows them online. You can attach an image with any size and any name as the system  generates the preview automatically and miniatures for comfortable normal work. If you need a watermark on the image, MUSEION will also implement it automatically. Any activities are fully automated without manual intervention.

* .obj is a format which is used for 3D digitalisation of objects (3D digitalisation is supported by web site based on MUSIEON)

MUSEION automatically generates previews

Friday, 10 January 2014

Interactive virtual reality

Everyone knows what virtual reality means. But do you know what interactive virtual reality is? The team knows it and also does it very well! The whole cultural content of any exhibition is provided by the modern collection administration system MUSEION which is especially developed for museums and galleries.  MUSEION is not only attractive to the visitors of virtual exhibitions but also for museum curators. You can digitalize and prepare a new exhibit and  have it published in the virtual exhibition in few minutes. Check out  Památník Vítkov and visit the Crossroads of Czech and Czechoslovak statehood permanent exhibitionin Památník Vítkov.

Firstly you can walk around this imposing building and enjoy the beautiful view. After that you set foot in. 

 You can explore the entire exposition in details. As you wander around the showcases you can register the symbols that are between the exhibits. If you use small symbols (camera, speaker, etc.) you can browse the photos and archive materials, watch documentary films and listen to some authentic recordings.
Detail of an interactive exposition

This is all that you can browse on your computer. But if you use a smartphone or a tablet with gyroscope, a special surprise is expecting you!  By tilting them you can handle a tour through the museum.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014


MUSEION is a collection administration system - the product of the modern technologies that advances the concept of collection administration system. It provides the users with all they need in their daily professional work and facilitates a number of their activities.

MUSEION’s credo is: „What the computer can do, a museum worker should not do“. 

As MUSEION is based on global registration standards, it is possible to use it anywhere in the world. 

MUSEION is developed for museums, galleries, etc, that manage their artefacts collections or natural history collection. Everything can be controlled and maintained by MUSEION through the standard web browsers. If you need to administer your collection, it will be the best solution for you.

Secondly there is some information on how MUSEION works with other applications. MUSEION is fully compatible with other registration systems. And also MUSEION is compatible with Europeana website, which automatically harvests data from MUSEION and displays them on this website.

MUSEION also offers you a tailored system according to your language requirements.

Institutions that use MUSEION system:
Czech national museum
Prague City Museum
Prague City gallery
Eastern Bohemia Museum
Museum of Central Otava Region Strakonice
Institute of Archaeology (Slovak Academy of Sciences)

You can read more news in our further articles and visit our web site MUSOFT.CZ.