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EMu

A powerful, multidisciplinary Collections Management System

The EMu Collections Management Systems has been at the forefront of collections management for more than three decades. Comprehensive and flexible, EMu can accommodate the requirements of any collecting institution.

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Provide narrative information

Build an evolving story around your collections

EMu’s Narratives module allows users to author narrative material and associate it with different components of a collection: objects, sites, people, multimedia resources, events, and so on. Narratives can be developed for specific audiences (primary school children, researchers, the general public for instance) and are suitable for a wide range of purposes, such as exhibition overviews, wall labels, brochures, and web-based stories.

Preserve your digital assets

Preserve and manage your multimedia assets

EMu incorporates a comprehensive multimedia management system for handling all of your multimedia assets. The Multimedia module is fully integrated with every other module so that multimedia resources can be associated with any record anywhere throughout EMu.

Give power to your users

A responsive web-based UI

The EMu desktop application also comes with a simplified and responsive web-based interface for users. Axiell Go works across all modern devices and enables staff to respond to tasks wherever they are.

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Connect to the world

Communicate with multiple systems

With rich XML-based import and export capabilities, EMu ensures you can interchange information with any contemporary systems. You can also associate web resources directly with records in your system.

Why choose EMu

Multilingual

EMu supports Unicode as well as right-to-left languages (Arabic and Hebrew)

Rich feature set

Conduct powerful collections research and analyses using the most sophisticated CMS on the market

Catalogue to international standards

EMu is Spectrum compliant and adheres to all relevant international standards

Manage digital assets

Manage multimedia, text files and physical objects in one central database

Strong taxonomy support

Manage complex taxonomies and synonymies

Manage your logistics efficiently

Track and monitor all of your loans and exhibitions

What our customers say about EMu

There’s a lot of institutional history that’s fragmented among our different curatorial departments and the system provides a context and a milieu in which to reunite that information that’s been orphaned in many cases for over 100 years.

Larry Gall Peabody Museum
Larry Gall, Computer Systems Office Informatics Manager, Entomology Peabody Museum of Natural History

Our ability now to be online and to have people access our collection in that way to complete research is really helping us to fulfil the mission to the public.

Wintherthur museum interview
Paula Destefano, Winterthur Museum, Gallery & Garden Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Even I can use it! It’s simple, it’s quick. But mostly the support we get from Axiell is great.

Manchester Art Gallery Interview
David Carden, Manchester Art Gallery Manchester Art Galleries (4 sites)

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Customer stories about EMu

Kirsty Cox interview

Interview: Alexander Turnbull Library

Kirsty Cox, Research Librarian for Digital Materials Kirsty Cox talks about the vast improvements in...

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Fiona Moorhead Interview Museum of New Zealand

Interview: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Fiona Moorhead, Collections Information System Manager Fiona Moorhead shares how EMu helps in the day-to-day...

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Karen Biddle interview

Interview: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Karen Biddle, Registrar & Collection Database Administrator Karen Biddle discusses managing collections databases in one...

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EMu news

Broken Hill City Council Selects Axiell to Manage Their Archive, Gallery and Museum Collections

Australia’s ‘Silver City’ bids to diversify local economy through arts and culture as mining town...

By Axiell September 27, 2018

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Scarborough Museums Announce EMu 6.0 Upgrade

Scarborough Museums Trust has announced the latest upgrade to Axiell’s EMu 6.0 CMS. The latest...

By Axiell September 10, 2018

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Ask the Expert: All you need to know about digitizing collections with Axiell

Sean Meagher, Marketing Manager at collections management experts, Axiell gives his in depth insight into...

By Axiell June 15, 2018

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