The Five Colleges and the Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium Collections Database is a searchable database containing information about catalogued objects from the collections of seven museums in western Massachusetts: the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, the Hampshire College Art Gallery, Historic Deerfield, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum of Mount Holyoke College, the Smith College Museum of Art, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Collections Management Commons
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Five Colleges, Incorporated a grant in support of the Five Colleges Collections Management Commons. This grant is being used to support a planning process for data integration within Five Colleges’ Museums10 collaboration to assess current needs, determine system requirements and identify next steps. The award will also be used to analyze the expertise and capacity within each museum to participate in such an ambitious project. The award funds two positions to work with Five College Collections Management Commons: a data specialist and a project manager.