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March 2017 
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UpdateCritical Update for PastPerfect 5 Users
The latest update, 5.0E4, includes important changes to how catalog and contact records are added, as well as improvements for PastPerfect Online users. The update is available to download for free from our website.

Check out our Knowledge Base article on how to update or give us a call if you have any questions at 1-800-562-6080. Our support team is happy to assist with installing the update.
TrainingUpcoming Training Classes
PastPerfect's Online Training classes are taught by experienced PastPerfect staff, designed to fit your busy schedule, and priced within your budget. Join us for the following classes:

Catalog Collections with PastPerfect 5.0
March 28 - 30 | 10:00am - 12:30pm Eastern (7:00am - 9:30 am Pacific)

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April 18 - 19 | 10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern (7:00am - 10:00 am Pacific)

Training classes start at just $69 per person for AASLH members. Registered participants receive a free training CD that complements the course.

Call 1-800-562-6080 to reserve your seat! Classes fill quickly.
ThisILoveThis I Love
Every volunteer and staff member has a few collection items that capture their imagination in a special way. We've started a series to highlight these items and share them with the museum community. This contribution comes from Stacey Savatsky, Archivist at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia.

"One of my very favorite archival collections from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia is the TABOO Papers. TABOO, active from 1988 - 1999, was an Atlanta based artist collective that aspired to provoke and generate dialog about subjects considered to be "Taboo" in the politically correct and respectful populace of the South. They often used humorous, sardonic, and quite often outrageous exhibitions and projects to inspire discourse. Over the period of 11 years, the four members Larry Jens Anderson, Michael Venezia, King Thackston, and David Fraley curated and often included their own works in a number of exhibitions. They also created several related activist projects. Their goal was to destabilize and challenge narrow-minded beliefs about homosexuality, AIDS, death, love, Southern identity and numerous other topics, and they did it with a great amount of wit.

Many of the artists that participated in the TABOO exhibitions over the years are also found within the MOCA GA permanent collection, including works from three of the four founding members, and many more have participated in MOCA GA produced exhibitions. The fact that researchers can come to MOCA GA or visit the website and find both visual examples of artwork, biographical information, and all sorts of great additional information about projects and exhibitions in which they took part is very fulfilling for me as a museum and archives professional."

Thank you to the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia for sharing your collection online!

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SpotlightOnline Collection Spotlight
"The Kentucky Derby Museum houses over 20,000 items, consisting of [...] books, photos, periodicals, manuscripts and film and video and include written and printed materials documenting the history of Churchill Downs Racetrack from 1875 to present day." Collections

View the Kentucky Derby Museum's Online Collection.


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