New Bilingual Nomenclature Is Now Online

Posted by Michelle Brownridge on November 23rd, 2018

Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging is a standard for classifying and naming objects in cultural collections. For over 40 years, the print version has been used by museums and heritage organizations. The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), Parks Canada and the Nomenclature Task Force appointed by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) are therefore pleased to announce a new online version of Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging, which includes:

the entire Nomenclature 4.0 (published in 2015);
terminology, definitions, illustrations and bibliographic references from the Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects (Parks DVD);
a complete French version; and
Canadian variants of Nomenclature concepts, where warranted.

The new Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging website provides North American museums housing history or ethnology collections with a single, bilingual, illustrated standard. We invite you to consult the updated user guide, search for terms or browse through the classification hierarchy. Visit today to discover more or submit new terms for inclusion in the standard.

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