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August 1, 2016

University of California -- Berkeley. New Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support CollectionSpace. Research IT is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded funds for ongoing software development and sustainability planning for CollectionSpace, an open source collections management tool for museums. Research IT's Museum Informatics team manages five instances of CollectionSpace for museum collections at UC Berkeley. The grant has been awarded to LYRASIS, the organizational home for CollectionSpace; staff in Research IT will contribute significantly to the funded work. [Full Announcement].

July 26, 2016

Lyrasis LYRASIS receives $850,000 award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue support for CollectionSpace. LYRASIS has been awarded a grant in the amount of $850,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support ongoing development and sustainability planning for CollectionSpace, an open source collections management tool for museums. This award will allow LYRASIS and the CollectionSpace community to continue to strengthen the application and the community's efforts to create a sustainable open source collections management system for the benefit of museums and other collecting organizations. [Full Announcement].

March 20, 2014

Lyrasis CollectionSpace announces new program director Angela Spinazze. LYRASIS, the organizational home of CollectionSpace, has hired Angela Spinazze as the CollectionSpace Program Director. CollectionSpace is an open source, web-based collection information management system (CMS) for museums and other collecting organizations. It 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. LYRASIS became the organizational home for CollectionSpace in January 2014, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. [Full Announcement].

January 24, 2014

Lyrasis LYRASIS to establish an organizational home for CollectionSpace Museum Collections Management Software. LYRASIS announced that it has received funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bring CollectionSpace, an open source, web-based collections management system, to museums and other collecting organizations. [Full Announcement].