Committee Records,
1987, 1993-2010

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-287
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Art Collections Information System Committee
Dates:
1987, 1993-2010
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
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 ArtCIS Committee is a collaboration between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and 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.
Primarily documented in the collection are the six original ArtCIS member museums: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; National Museum of African Art; National Portrait Gallery; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
People represented in the collection include Rachel M. Allen, Deputy Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Mary Ellen Guerra, Collections Database Administrator, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Patricia L. Fiske, Assistant Director for Administration, National Museum of African Art; and Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Registrar, Freer and Sackler Galleries.
Materials include correspondence; memoranda; grant proposals; meeting agendas, minutes, and notes; system requirements; reports; and survey records.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-287, Smithsonian Institution. Art Collections Information System Committee, Committee Records

Keywords
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Fiske, Patricia L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allen, Rachel M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guerra, Mary Ellen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Jeffrey Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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National Museum of African Art (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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