Arches is a new, open-source, web-based, geospatial information system for cultural heritage inventory and management
Arches is purpose-built for the cultural heritage field, designed by heritage professionals to address the needs of heritage inventory and management
Arches is based on international standards to promote documentation using best practices and facilitate data transfer and longevity
Arches is open source software that can be customized, updated, and extended with new features by an international community of heritage professionals and IT specialists
Arches is a versatile system that can be used to inventory and help manage all immovable heritage types, including archaeological sites, buildings, cultural landscapes, and heritage ensembles or districts
Arches has been developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund with input and support from heritage professionals and organizations from around the world
Arches: Heritage Inventory & Management System
Arches is an open source platform to inventory and manage information about all types of immovable cultural heritage. It incorporates international standards and is freely available to download, customize, and independently implement to meet individual needs.