The CollectionSpace organizational home serves as the primary steward of the CollectionSpace software; supports CollectionSpace user and developer communities; serves as the hub for information about CollectionSpace; provides defined support to CollectionSpace service providers; develops strategic partnerships with related software initiatives; and provides administrative services such as legal, marketing, grant planning and management, and business management.

Leadership Working Group
The Leadership Working Group oversees ongoing development and support of the CollectionSpace organizational home, including the review and prioritization of software development, technical infrastructure, and user support roadmaps, so as to meet the needs of a broad and diverse spectrum of museums and other collecting institutions in a balanced and equitable manner.

Technical Working Group
The Technical Working Group provides overall technical guidance for CollectionSpace, including: determining the technical and architectural direction of the software; reviewing, approving, and prioritizing functional or internal changes to the software; building and maintaining technical partnerships with platform, tool, and integration partners; and engaging with and enhancing CollectionSpace’s public image in the technical community.

Functional Working Group
The Functional Working Group advises the Technical and Leadership Working Groups on user recommended enhancements; proposes, designs and documents functional requirements, specifications, and data schema; and advocates within the user community, as well liaising with the broader museum, cultural, and biological heritage communities.


Visionary support for CollectionSpace is provided by the Scholarly Communications Program of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services provided early critical funding. A National Leadership Grant in 2010 supported implementation and community building activities in a number of domains, including performing arts, variable media, and the life sciences.

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