Museums curate, display and maintain collections of artifacts and artwork, all housed in a pleasant, safe environment for public enjoyment, interaction, and research. The museum itself must have a plan for its facility maintenance and enhancement to assure ongoing availability for the collections it houses. Implementing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) with integrated QR code applications is the most efficient, cost-effective means of organizing your infrastructure’s maintenance requirements.
Your museum may already be using QR codes in some areas to provide contact-free exhibit information, obtain public comments on their experience, facilitate ticket purchases, etc. In this same vein, a CMMS could accept public QR code service requests that will help the facilities staff maintain the highest quality standards. A QR code can launch a checklist of typical issues so a high priority service request from a lobby or restroom can get immediate resolution. A responsive engagement will help improve the visitor experience and satisfaction.
Museum employees and staff can use smartphones and tablets to streamline maintenance workflow by scanning QR codes assigned to specific museum assets, equipment and locations. A museum employee can scan a QR code to submit a service request that identifies the specific asset or location requiring service (i.e., water fountain, lobby). When facility staff are assigned a work order, they can verify that they are servicing the correct item of equipment by scanning the QR code to display their digital work order list.
These are a number of the extra efficiencies and added benefits museums gain when their CMMS leverages QR codes. If you needed to monitor temperature in a gallery, you could create a Gallery Temperature Meter so that a QR code scan would let you view previous temperature readings as well as enter the current reading. A photograph showing conditions for a specific asset or location can be added following the QR code scan. Each time a QR code is scanned, the CMMS can automatically update the GPS coordinates in its asset management database. This is very important when tracking equipment or exhibit stands that may be moved around, or when storing them in a warehouse area for future use.
A CMMS with integrated QR codes is an effective tool to help museums track valuable equipment, streamline maintenance workflow, and enhance the visitor experience. By combining traditional asset management systems with modern technology like QR code scanning, historical institutions can benefit from greater efficiency and lower costs for monitoring and maintaining the museum’s buildings, infrastructure, and support systems.
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The Importance of Asset Management for Museums
In addition to helping historical institutions manage their assets more effectively, a CMMS can also save them money. By tracking usage histories and condition data, facility managers can better schedule preventive maintenance tasks that will help extend the life of their assets before they have to be replaced.
How Using CMMS in Museums Will Transform Your Staff
Using a CMMS solution in a museum setting will help automate tasks such as scheduling regular maintenance checks on displays, managing inventory levels, or tracking spare parts. This will free up facilities staff to help create a memorable experience for your patron’s visit. CMMS systems also help streamline communication between departments so that everyone is kept informed about the status of ongoing maintenance tasks.
Top 8 Reasons Your Museum Should Implement a CMMS System
A museum houses a collection of artifacts and artwork, showcasing the history and culture of a particular place or period. Supporting and maintaining the infrastructure for a large collection can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the right tools to help. A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) tool can organize and automate maintenance tasks throughout the museum.
CMMS FOR MUSEUM CASE STUDY
Kansas City National Museum and Monument Streamlines Operations Through a Computerized Maintenance Management System
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