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Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund Launch Latest Version of Arches Heritage Inventory and Management System

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced today the launch of the most advanced version of Arches, the inventory and management system for cultural heritage. A beta version of Arches version 3.0 is now in use by the City of Los Angeles and the American Schools of Oriental Research Cultural Heritage Initiatives for Syria and Iraq. In development since 2011, Arches is freely available to download, customize, and independently implement.

“The Arches project represents the culmination of a decade-long effort by our two institutions to improve heritage management by creating an effective inventory system that can be deployed by any organization, anywhere in the world,” said Bonnie Burnham, President, World Monuments Fund.

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