Collections Management Upgrade
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.
The PCHS updated PastPerfect Museum software from 3.0 to 5.0. This has improved the overall management and public accessibility of the collections.
Specifically, the software has made the Schoolhouse and the Military Uniform collections more searchable, traceable and available to researchers. Staff also have more complete information about what objects are housed in the Museum.