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CollectionSpace is free, open source software, designed by and for museum professionals and others who work with objects, works of art, artifacts, specimens, and other types of collections (i.e., library special collections, historical, natural, and cultural artifacts), to manage many aspects of their day-to-day business, such as cataloging the objects in their collections, managing acquisitions and loans, and much more.

The CollectionSpace organizational home resides at LYRASIS and serves as the primary steward of the CollectionSpace software. It supports and maintains the CollectionSpace governance structure, leadership, end-user, and developer communities; serves as the hub for information about CollectionSpace; provides defined support to CollectionSpace service providers, members, and communities of practice; and develops strategic partnerships with related initiatives.

To view the CollectionSpace website, please visit

CollectionSpace was originated and led by Museum of the Moving Image in New York, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and founding partners Information Services and Technology (IST), at the University of California, Berkeley, Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies (CARET) at the University of Cambridge, the Fluid Project at OCAD University, Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Art, Denmark) and The Walker Art Center. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, through a National Leadership grant, made possible the development and testing of software configurations that serve specific communities of practice.

CollectionSpace has a separate governance and membership model distinct from LYRASIS that ensures the sustainability and further development of the software..

For More Information

Please contact Megan Forbes, Community Outreach and Support Manager, via​ email​.