Collection management software


Be familiar with specialised collection management software used to document and keep record of the museum collection.

Alternative labels

collection information system
collections management software
collection management and archive software
collection software management

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Collection management software is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Commercial art gallery manager: Commercial art gallery managers manage the commercial and artistic success of the gallery.
Exhibition registrar: Exhibition registrars organise, manage and document movement of museum artefacts to and from storage, display and exhibitions. This happens in collaboration with private or public partners such as art transporters, insurers and restorers, within the museum and outside.
Collection manager: Collection managers ensure the care and preservation of objects within cultural institutions, like museums, libraries, and archives. Collection managers, along with exhibition curators, and conservators, play a very important role in collections care. They can be found in most large museums.
Museum scientist: Museum scientists perform and/or manage the curatorial, preparatory and clerical work in general museums, research collection repositories, botanical gardens, art galleries, fine arts related collections, aquariums or similar areas with collections of natural, historical and anthropological material that is educational, scientific or aesthetic in purpose; and perform other related duties as required.
Curator of horticulture: Curators of horticulture develop and maintain the botanical collections, exhibits and landscapes of a botanical garden.

Optional knowledge

Collection management software is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Archive manager: Archive managers ensure the care and preservation of a cultural institution and the archives within. Archive managers, along with curators, and conservators, play a very important role in the care of the institution and all the collections within.




  1. Collection management software – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022