An open source inventory and management system for the heritage field

What is Arches?

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

A system 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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News

4/28/2016: Test drive Arches at new demo site!

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Roadmap

New in 2016: Many cool features to look forward to in Arches v4.0.

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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: April 2015)

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)

 

ESPAÑOL
Spanish
(Added: October 2015)