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Web-based, open-source collections management software for museums and more ...

CollectionSpace is a dynamic community of professionals working in the arts, humanities, social, and natural sciences. We collaborate to design, develop, and share a platform for collections information management that: supports traditional collections management activities; enables the integration of emergent and dynamic new technologies into the information ecologies of museums; and is an effective and affordable alternative to one-off applications developed in-house and proprietary offerings. CollectionSpace is freely distributed under the ECLv2 license.

To learn more about CollectionSpace, a great place to start is the Current Release Documentation.


With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CollectionSpace was developed by a network of North American and European partner organizations led by Museum of the Moving Image (MMI) in New York, which originated the project, and the University of California, Berkeley. The Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Art Denmark) in Copenhagen and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis have been involved in CollectionSpace planning, design, development, and governance since 2008. In addition to MMI and UC Berkeley, the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies (CARET) at the University of Cambridge and the Fluid Project at OCAD University in Toronto developed the application’s underlying software architecture. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, through a National Leadership grant, made possible the development and testing of software configurations that serve specific collection types, including fine arts and native digital media.




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A new, automated installer for CollectionSpace is now available. To try it out, please visit Automated installer for CollectionSpace 4.2.

Release Documentation

Project Web Site

Page: Project Description Page: Sustainability Roadmap DRAFT Page: Technical Development Page: Meetings Page: Navigation Page: Resources Page: User Interface Design Page: Events Page: CollectionSpace Program Team Page: Program Planning Page: Roadmap Page: Functional Design Page: Design and Development Page: Community Page: Style Pages Page: Nuxeo Issues Page: IRC Channel Page: KSSPage Page: Performance metrics and expectations Page: Top right search-field - QA Test Plan Page: Licensing Page: Upcoming Deadlines and Info Page: RESTful Rollup Page: Experimenting with GitHub for CollectionSpace Page: Talend Open Studio Notes Page: Documentation for CollectionSpace Developers Page: Migrating SVN repository into GIT Page: Backup File Set Page: File lists Page: Tile Page: Adding Accounts Page: Modify Account Page: Meeting notes Page: How-to articles Page: Setting Up Berkeley Mapper (bMapper) with the Django Search Webapp Page: Django Search Portal "Field Definitions File" Page: CollectionSpace Roadmap Scratchpad Page: Concept Authority Schema - Better Page: Concept Service Description and Assumptions crh Page: Create a New User Page: Get Involved Page: Integrated Vocabularies - QA Test Plan Page: MCN 2009 Handout Page: Multi Tenancy in the UI & App Page: Release 0.5 Scratch Pad Page: Release 1.7 Walkthrough - Media Handling Page: Services Team Design Meeting July 7, 2011 Page: Summary Fields - Expanded Version Page: User can add records with broader or narrower relationships Page: Yura Zenevich