Arches is an open source immovable cultural heritage inventory platform that was built from the ground up using the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model as the framework for its overall data structure. Arches is designed to take advantage of the CIDOC CRM's approach to create meaningful data relationships between heritage resources and groups, activities, actors, events, and information media


Carlisle, P. K., I. Avramides, A. Dalgity, and D. Myers. 2014. “The Arches Heritage Inventory and Management System: A Standards-Based Approach to the Management of Cultural Heritage Information.” Paper presented at the CIDOC (International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums) Conference: Access and Understanding – Networking in the Digital Era, Dresden, Germany, 6-11 September 2014.

Philip Carlisle
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