Museums Cohort

With generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Digital Library Federation has offered a number of 2018-2019 DLF memberships to institutions engaged with the arts.

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The Expanding Cohort

In late summer 2018, DLF held an open call and accepted applications from a number of institutions who are now core members of our Museums Cohort—a group of cultural and arts organizations who are working with other DLF members, across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, to build skills, share ideas, strengthen digital engagement and collections, and advance technological initiatives in service of their common mission. All members, with 2018 additions in italics:

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • New York Art Resources (NYARC) Consortium
    • The Brooklyn Museum
    • The Frick Collection
    • MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries
  • Getty Research Institute
  • The Alliance of HBCU Museums and Galleries
  • The Andy Warhol Museum
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • The Corning Museum of Glass
  • The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • The Menil Collection
  • Museum of Impact
  • National Gallery of Art
  • New Museum
  • The Obama Foundation
  • Peabody Essex Museum Phillips Library
  • Seattle Art Museum Libraries
  • as well as campus museums at our 170+ other member institutions!

Get involved!

The #DLFMuseums Cohort, just like our working groups, is open to all.
Get to know others working on digital preservation, collections and museum libraries management, rights management, teaching, user engagement and more—across the cultural heritage sector!

Anyone with museum interests or who engages in public or academic museum-based projects is warmly invited participate in meetings and activities.


The #DLFmuseums community is a self-directing group. Meetings are lightly facilitated by DLF staff, who set topics of conversation based on community suggestions and ideas. Need feedback about a project, or have something exciting to share? Want to discuss a local issue or challenge? Get in touch to reserve some time at an upcoming meeting.

Meeting attendees include students and professionals from all over the world. See past agendas for more detailed information about who’s here and what we’re up to.

Monthly meetings

Join us on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern via DLF’s Zoom video conference line. Topics covered in 2019 have included workflows for email archiving, preserving born-digital materials, using tools like Bitcurator. 


Check out the Museums Cohort on the DLF Wiki.

Subscribe to our listserv to get involved with the Museums Cohort community.

If you’d like our monthly Museums Cohort meeting reminders and updates, but aren’t interested in joining our discussion list, you can subscribe to our newsletter-only list here.

Call-in information & Shared Documents

Meeting Link:
Group folder for agendas & resources

What is the DLF?

DLF members and work to advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. For more info, see this page!

Why join?

Museums receive a special rate on annual membership, and receive all of the associated benefits, including one complimentary DLF Forum registration, access to and support of DLF awards, and more. If your institution is interested, get in touch!

DLF Groups

Elsewhere, DLF’s working groups tackle specific topics related to digital libraries, museums, and archives. Visit the links below to find out more about meetings and projects:

What's the DLF?

networked member institutions and a robust community of practice—advancing research, learning, social justice, & the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies

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