Curationist.org is an emergent, distilled, and searchable CMS database of Creative Commons, Open Access, and public domain content. Curationist.org is the flagship program of the MHz Foundation, with a beta launch completed in the spring of 2019.

Curationist.org is a human-driven open knowledge ecosystem, designed for curating and sharing global art and culture. A team of curators of Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) content, contributes to Curationist.org by curating articles, providing context around images, videos, and/or cultural content pieces, available in the Creative Commons and public domain. Curationist.org invites and encourages storytelling and curiosity around the collections found on its site.

By possessing the tools to submit their collections to the Creative Commons Catalogue, and having the ability to manage them in a turnkey fashion through a beautiful and highly functional UX/UI, GLAM institutions of all sizes can join the Open Access movement, and freely share their collections with the world.

Press Releases

Read our 2020 Annual Report

This annual report documents the work of MHz Foundation during the 2020 calendar year. MHz Foundation is in its fifth year of operation under the new structure created in October 2015. MHz Foundation is a non-profit organization led by a Board of Directors, and operated under the Executive Directorship of Christian Dawson, augmented by consultants, temporary and permanent staff. MHz Foundation proudly operates in support of its mission to enrich the lives of knowledge-seeking individuals with curated content that broadens their understanding of the world.

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MHz Curationist Joins Smithsonian Open Access Initiative As Collaborator

RICHMOND, Va. – Curationist, a platform launched in 2019 by the MHz Foundation, today joined the Smithsonian Open Access Initiative, a new program allowing people to download, share and transform nearly three million of the museum’s online items for any purpose, without cost, or permission.

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Read our 2019 Annual Report

This annual report documents the work of MHz Foundation during the 2019 calendar year. MHz Foundation is in its fourth year of operation under the new structure created in October 2015. MHz Foundation is a non-profit organization led by a Board of Directors, and operated under the Executive Directorship of Christian Dawson, augmented by consultants, temporary and permanent staff. MHz Foundation proudly operates in support of its mission to enrich the lives of knowledge-seeking individuals with curated content that broadens their understanding of the world.

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Read our 2018 Annual Report

This annual report documents the work of MHz Foundation during the 2018 calendar year. MHz Foundation is in its third year of operation under the new structure created in October 2015. MHz Foundation is a non-profit organization led by a Board of Directors, and operated under the Executive Directorship of Christian Dawson, augmented by consultants, temporary and permanent staff. MHz Foundation proudly operates in support of its mission to enrich the lives of knowledge-seeking individuals with curated content that broadens their understanding of the world.

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Introducing MHz Curationist – Framing the World We Share

LISBON, PORTUGAL – May 9, 2019 – An emerging world of possibility is now accessible via the launch of the creative publishing ecosystem called ‘Curationist.’ Sitting at the intersection of culture and technology, MHz Curationist is a platform for collecting and sharing cultural materials from the Creative Commons and Public Domain established by the non-profit organization MHz Foundation. Curationist has been designed to transform the way people use their time online, share their voice and critical thought, and is a global community for curious people, curated by people worldwide.

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