Connecting Collections with Community…

JTR Collections Management offers professional collections management and registration services for private collectors, artists, artist foundations and trusts, historic houses, and museums of all types and sizes. From authoring collections policies and procedures to examining collections and preparing artwork to go out on loan, Joy can help you with all of your collections needs–all while ensuring the highest professional collections and museum standards.

JTR Collections Management specializes in helping museums build capacity through creative problem solving and determining scalable solutions.   Extensive knowledge and advanced understanding of national standards allows Joy to assist with virtually any collections conundrum.

Joy Tahan Ruddell is now the Director of Museums and Collections for CatalogIt – a new and innovative collections management system for documenting the Story of Things. Each story begins with a single item — where, how, and by whom it was made; what it was used for; and how it came to be where it is today. As an item’s story unfolds, it is enriched with relationships to other items, people, and places based on shared physical characteristics and history. CatalogIt makes it easy to discover those interconnected stories, record them in detail, and present them in an accessible, inspiring format. In her current position at CatalogIt, Joy works with museums of all sizes to help implement their new collections management system and coordinates with the Co-Founders of CatalogIt to ensure the product stays up to date with all current museum professional practices. Go to CatalogIt for more information.


(Photo top left: Painting by Lorene Anderson, “Tangle”, 2001. Oil and wax on panel.)