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PastPerfect Museum Software is a collection management system used by many museums and local historical societies in Wisconsin. WHO Content Providers that use PastPerfect can export data from the program and upload it to a hosted CONTENTdm collection. More information about PastPerfect is available on their website.


WHO and PastPerfect

These charts map the required and recommended WHO metadata elements to data fields in PastPerfect:


Follow these steps to export your data from PastPerfect in preparation for upload to CONTENTdm.


Nomenclature 3.0

Nomenclature 3.0 is a hierarchically organized list of terms used for the cataloging of museum objects It is the latest version of the museum collections classification system developed by Robert Chenhall in the 1970s and replaces the second edition, Revised Nomenclature, which was first published in 1988.  It is integrated into the latest version of PastPerfect. To order a copy from AltaMira Press, go to http://www.altamirapress.com.


The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has developed an online community to promote and assist with the use of the third edition of Nomenclature. The community is moderated by an ongoing Nomenclature Committee serving under the aegis of AASLH. Paul Bourcier, co-editor of Nomenclature 3.0 and chief curator at the Wisconsin Historical Society, is the committee chair. Use this site to learn about Nomenclature 3.0, to share news and ask advice, and to submit your own proposals for additions and changes for future editions. 


PastPerfect Users in Wisconsin 

(from the PastPerfect Museum Software Client List)


Arvid E. Miller Memorial Library Museum, Bowler

Ashland Historical Society, Ashland

Badger Army Ammunition Plant, Baraboo

Beloit College Museums, Beloit 

Beloit Historical Society, Beloit

Brillion Historical Society, Brillion

Buffalo County Historical Society, Alma 

Burnett County Historical Society Museum Shop, Danbury

Castlerock Museum, Alma

Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Museums, Milwaukee

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry & Technology, Chippewa Falls 

Chippewa Valley Museum, Eau Claire

Circus World Museum, Baraboo

City of New London Public Museum, New London

City of Oshkosh, Oshkosh 

Dane County Historical Society, Madison 

Dartford Historical Society, Green Lake

Deforest Area Historical, Morrisonville 

Dodge County Historical Society, Beaver Dam

Door County Historical Museum, Sturgeon Bay 

Door County Archives - Door County Historical Society, Sturgeon Bay

Douglas County Historical Society, Superior

Dunn County Historical Society, Menomonie

Eagle Historical Society, Inc., Eagle 

Ephraim Foundation, Ephraim

Fond Du Lac County Historical Society, Fond Du Lac

Forest County Potawatomi Community, Crandon

Friends of Hearthstone, Inc., Appleton

Gibraltar Historical Association/Noble House, Fish Creek

Hawks Inn Historical Society, Delafield 

Heritage Hall Museum, Kenosha 

Hillsboro Area Historical Museum, Hillsboro

Hoard Museum - Fort Atkinson Historical Society, Fort Atkinson

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan

Kenosha County Historical Society, Kenosha

Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha

Kohler Foundation, Inc., Kohler 

LaCrosse County Historical Society, La Crosse

Land O Lakes Historical Society, Land O Lakes

Langlade County Historical Society, Antigo

Lawrence University, Appleton

Madison Masonic Center Foundation Inc, Madison

Marathon County Historical Society, Wausau

Marquette County Historical Society, Montello

Marshall Area Historical Society, Marshall

Mayville Historical Society, Mayville

Mayville Limestone School Museum, Mayville

Milwaukee County Historical Society, Milwaukee

Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, La Crosse 

Monroe County Local History Room, Sparta

Monticello Area Historical Society, Monticello

Mr Wayne Hefty Society Inc., Verona

Mt. Horeb Area Historical Society, Mount Horeb 

Museum of Beer & Brewing, Milwaukee 

N.E.W. Masonic Library & Museum, Green Bay

National Railroad Museum, Green Bay 

Neenah Historical Society, Neenah

New London Public Museum, New London

Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley

Norwegian American Genealogical Center, Madison

Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconson, Oneida

Oregon Area Historical Society Museum, Oregon

Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh

Outagamie County Historical Society, Appleton 

Paine Art Center, Oshkosh 

Pewaukee Area Historical Society, Pewaukee

Plymouth Historical Society, Plymouth

Port Washington Historical Society, Port Washington

Poynette Area Historical Society, Poynette

Prairie du Chien Historical Society, Prairie du Chien

Richard I Bong WWII Heritage Center, Superior

S & S Cycle Inc., Viola 

Sauk County Historical Museum, Baraboo

Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society, Prairie du Sac

Sheboygan County Historical Society, Sheboygan

Seymour Community Historical Society Museum, Seymour

Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, Sheboygan Falls

Stockbridge - Munsee Band of Mohicans, Bowler

Superior Public Museums, Superior

Ten Chimneys Foundation, Genesee Depot

University of Wisconsin - Madison Archives, Madison

Vernon County Historical Society, Viroqua

Village of Menomonee Falls, Menomonee Falls

Walworth County Historical Society, Elkhorn 

Washington County Historical Society, West Bend

Waukesha County Historical Society, Waukesha

Waupaca Historical Society, Waupaca

Waupun Historical Society, Waupun

Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam

West Allis Historical Society, West Allis

Winnebago Mental Health Institute, Winnebago

Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc

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