Welcome to the Mapping Open Source in Museums project. This is an effort to understand the use and creation of open source code within the museum community. The project focuses specifically on exploring code written by museums and used by other museums, rather than on museums’ use of other open source projects. The visualizations and data shown on this site are pulled from GitHub’s API based on the identified museum GitHub accounts listed below. For now, the accounts are limited strictly to those connected directly to a museum, though in the future should be expanded to include external vendors and firms who do work on behalf of museums.
This project was sparked by a brief Twitter conversation in the spring of 2018, and is built in the footsteps of MuseTech Central (original web version, and GitHub reincarnation), and Museums on GitHub. This site itself is built on Hugo, and uses D3 for many of the visualizations. Check out the code on GitHub, and contribute!