CollectionSpace is a web-based, open source collections management and information system for museums and other collecting institutions. You can use it to manage your museum's cataloging, acquisitions, loans, and many other activities.
To learn more about CollectionSpace, a great place to start is the Current Release Documentation.
CollectionSpace is the result of a multi-national, multi-institutional collaborative effort with the goal of providing a platform for a collections management system that:
The CollectionSpace project was initially funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in December 2007. Project activities in the first year focused on community-centered design and software architecture planning. The final report from the community design phase; the conclusions of which continue to guide our work, is available on the project wiki.
The next two years of the project focused heavily on software development, with version 1.0 of the software released in October 2010. Follow-up grants from the Mellon Foundation supported the development and release of versions 2 and 3 of the software, which greatly expanded core functionality and allowed for the first live implementations of the software at the Museum of the Moving Image and the University of California, Berkeley.
A National Leadership Grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2010 supported implementation and community building activities in a number of domains, including performing arts, variable media, and the life sciences.
Version 4.0 of the software, released in late 2013, greatly improved the method by which individual museums configure the software. CollectionSpace is now in daily use by a diverse array of North American and European museums and municipalities, including art museums, historical societies, herbaria, and botanical gardens.
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