KMWorld 2024 Is Nov. 18-21 in Washington, DC. Register now for $100 off!

Powerhouse utilizes Arcitecta’s Advanced Data Management Platform as its new digital asset management solution 

Article Featured Image

Arcitecta, a creative and innovative data management software company, announced that Powerhouse in Sydney, Australia, has selected its flagship product Mediaflux as its new digital asset management solution (DAMS).

As part of a landmark $1.3 billion NSW government supported infrastructure renewal and revitalization program across the expanded research and public facilities at Powerhouse Castle Hill; the renewal of the iconic Powerhouse Ultimo; and the ongoing operation of Sydney Observatory, Powerhouse is reimagining how it preserves and shares its collection of more than half a million objects of national and international significance.

The common model of data storage is no longer suitable for the growth of Powerhouse’s digital assets, which has evolved along with its physical infrastructure. To meet the demands of its growth, Powerhouse required a scalable, secure, and customizable data management solution that aligned with its vision of digital object accessibility and research innovation, according to the museum.

The Arcitecta solution is tailored to the museum’s extensive, varied, and valuable collections, marking a significant recalibration of operations and initiating a significant paradigm shift in the museum’s curatorial processes and user experiences at the museum, according to the vendor.

With a foothold in higher education, government, media and entertainment, and life sciences, Arcitecta now brings its advanced data management technology to the museum/gallery/cultural asset market. 

Considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia, Powerhouse is also undertaking an expansive digitization project that will provide new levels of access to the Powerhouse Collection.

Positioned at the intersection of arts, design, science and technology, Powerhouse plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. As part of its landmark multi-billion-dollar NSW government supported renovation and expansion initiative, Powerhouse is reimagining how it preserves and shares its diverse collection of over half a million objects, including decorative arts, industrial design and social history. 

“The implications of our deployment of Mediaflux with Powerhouse are incredibly exciting and transformative for both the museum and the museum curation ecosystem,” said Jason Lohrey, Arcitecta founder and CEO. “The DAMS platform will unlock the potential of previously inaccessible connections across space and time. Imagine being able to search for—and rapidly find—all the artifacts, images, sound files and more for a particular location or slice of time without knowing anything else about it at the onset. This innovation marks the future of museum collections.” 

Arcitecta’s Mediaflux provides powerful and elegant capabilities that enable more agile and innovative data use for more streamlined, efficient, and faster workflows so that museum curators can spend more time focusing on novel and creative endeavors to improve stakeholder experiences rather than trawling through cumbersome siloed data, according to Arcitecta.  

For more information about this news, visit www.arcitecta.com.

KMWorld Covers
for qualified subscribers
Subscribe Now Current Issue Past Issues