THREE OAKS — The Region of Three Oaks Museum is getting some help to keep track of its inventory.
The Pokagon Fund (TPF) has awarded the museum a $3,000 grant for technical upgrades including updated software (PastPerfect 5.0), a new desktop computer and additional memory to complement an existing machine. TPF Executive Director Dan Petersen presented the check to Museum Board President Chuck Sittig on June 10.
Museum Board member Nick Bogert said he hopes to have the new equipment and software in place by Aug. 1.
“The Pokagon Fund was very impressed with the level and quality of exhibits that the museum has put on in the past and wanted to contribute to its future success by enabling them to really update their technology, know what items they have in their collection, and be able to make those easily accessible to the public through their exhibits,” Petersen said.
Bogert said the process of accessioning (which involves giving every item donated to the museum or in its existing collection a district number and logging the information and a photo into a software program). The physical items receive a tag, and collections/pieces donated from the same source are grouped together. Bogert later pointed out a recently donated tea cart that once belonged to the Warren family.
He said if you go to the computer and enter the accession number…