CollectionSpace is a free, open-source collections management application that meets the needs of museums, historical societies, biological collections, and other collections-holding organizations. CollectionSpace is designed to be configurable to each organization’s needs, serving as a gateway to digital and physical assets across an institution. The software is distributed via the ECLv2 license, and an active developer community ensures that CollectionSpace is continually improving. Our dynamic software is comprised of a suite of modules and services that serves as a flexible core of collections information from which interpretive materials and experiences – from printed catalogs to mobile gallery guides – may be efficiently developed. The extensible architecture allows it to be connected with other open-source applications already in use by the arts, humanities, and life sciences sectors including those for archival management, flora and fauna research, online exhibition creation, and digital asset management.
CollectionSpace was developed by a network of North America and European partner organizations led by Museum of the Moving Image in New York, which originated the project, and the University of California, Berkeley. The program continues to be generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
An organizational home for CollectionSpace is provided by LYRASIS.