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Alfresco Increases Access to the National Gallery of Australia Collections

ECM System Enhances On-Site and Allows for Virtual Experience, Helps Preserve Physical Works

Sydney, Australia – 6 October 2015 – Today Alfresco, a leading provider of modern Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) software, and one of its experienced Australian Partners, Lateral Minds, will be launching a case study for the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) at the Alfresco Day Summit in Sydney.  The NGA will show how it uses Alfresco Software to digitize, preserve and make accessible its physical collection, whilst optimizing and enhancing its ability to manage its business processes and reporting on-premise and in the cloud across multiple devices.

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is home to Australia’s National Art Collection, comprising more than 175,000 works of art, including Australian art, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art, and European and American art. As part of its vision for the cultural enrichment of all Australians, the NGA seeks to enhance understanding, enjoyment and access to its collection both in Australia and abroad.

“The NGA has successfully partnered with Lateral Minds to develop our digital asset management system,” said Marcus Hayman, project manager at the National Gallery. “With the support of Lateral Minds the Gallery has been able to achieve best practice in digital asset management and ensure a successful rollout of the software.”

Alfresco One, Alfresco’s ECM solution, is integral to the delivery of the NGA’s Digital Art Education and Access Initiative, which is focused on preserving the collection and increasing visitor access both nationally and internationally. Alfresco’s solution supports 100TB of the NGA’s digital assets, including images, videos and audio files, with a projected growth of 30 percent per year.

“Delivering on these objectives requires a powerful digital asset management system that can enable robust and easily configurable workflows,” said Doug Dennerline, CEO of Alfresco. “Only Alfresco provides an open system that can scale to this level, while also providing the necessary structure to allow varying degrees of access, and facilitating collaboration and access from any device.”

The system uses a hybrid-cloud model, allowing for synchronization between an on-site repository and a cloud repository. This allows the NGA staff to create, find and collaborate around the digital content, making the collection and programs richer. It also allows visitors – in-person or virtual - to more dynamically interact with the collection.

“Once again, we show how we can deliver real value to the business and, most importantly, to the end user, using the Alfresco One ECM Platform,” said Alex Lee, CEO of Lateral Minds. “Our partnership with the NGA has only just begun by delivering the core foundation for their digital asset needs. We now look forward to raising the bar of innovation and user experience for the NGA.”

About Alfresco:

Alfresco provides modern enterprise content management (ECM) software built on open standards that enables organizations to unlock the power of their business-critical content. With the controls that IT demands and the simplicity that end users love, Alfresco's open source technology enables global organizations to collaborate more effectively across cloud, mobile, hybrid and on-premise environments. Innovating at the intersection of content, collaboration and business process, Alfresco manages over seven billion documents, powering the daily tasks of more than 11 million users worldwide. Select Alfresco customers include: Amnesty International, Cisco, DAB Bank, FOX, NASA, PGA Tour, and Sony Entertainment. Founded in 2005, Alfresco’s UK headquarters are in Maidenhead, UK with U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, CA. Please visit us at


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