Committee Records, 2005-2015

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The ArtCIS Committee was originally created as a joint effort between the six Smithsonian Institution art museums to research and select a common Collections Information System (CIS) to purchase and implement. The committee has grown to include the additional museums who have selected the same CIS. The committee is now comprised of ten museums, including history and science museums. The name ArtCIS, while no longer representative of the committee was kept for consistency within the Smithsonian Institution. The ten museums included as members of the committee are: Anacostia Community Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Museum of African Art, National Portrait Gallery, National Postal Museum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The ArtCIS Committee is a collaboration between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and ten Smithsonian museums that use a common commercial software product as their CIS. The purpose of ArtCIS is to pool together expertise, efforts and resources in order to further the CIS goals of member museums efficiently and cost-effectively. This accession consists of records that document the administration and activities of the committee. Materials include meeting agendas and minutes, planning records, grant applications, and other related records. Materials are in electronic format.


  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • National Postal Museum (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)


For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 2005
  • 2005-2015


  • Computer systems
  • Art museums
  • Committees
  • Museums
  • Art museums--Collection management
  • Museums--Collection management


  • Electronic records
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 16-099

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