An open source data management platform for the heritage field

Arches Collector

 

 
 
 Mobile App for Data Collection*

*Existing Arches Version 4.4.2 or higher required.
Image: Valley du Dades in Morocco. Photo: Scott Warren

What is Arches® ?

Arches is an open source software platform freely available for cultural heritage organizations to independently deploy to help them manage their cultural heritage data.

Innovative

Arches uses semantic technologies — data structured to support relationships and a module to manage terminologies.

Purpose built

Arches was built specifically for the cultural heritage field and designed by heritage professionals.

Open source

The code is open source and can be freely downloaded, customized and extended to meet individual needs.

Standards based

Based on international standards to promote best practices and facilitate data sharing and longevity.

Versatile

Includes a module to inventory all immovable heritage types, including archaeological sites, buildings, cultural landscapes, and heritage groups.

Community driven

A community of heritage and IT professionals work together to support Arches for the cultural heritage field.

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What’s New?

We have new Arches Branding Guidelines.

Download and view guidance on using the Arches brand assets »

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Roadmap

New initiatives and development planned.

Check out the list »

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Community Forum

Meet the community and get answers to your questions.

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Download the Arches fact sheet (PDF)

ENGLISH

(Updated: August 2019)

УКРАЇНСЬКА
Ukrainian
(Added: October 2020)

العربية
Arabic
(Added: May 2016)

简体中文
Chinese Mandarin (Simplified)
(Added: September 2015)

繁体中文
Chinese Mandarin (Traditional)
(Added: September 2015)

ITALIANO
Italian
(Added: October 2015)

日本語
Japanese
(Added: November 2015)

POLSKI
Polish
(Added: July 2016)

РУССКИЙ
Russian
(Added: August 2017)

ESPAÑOL
Spanish
(Added: October 2015)