Carlotta - the museum database

The National Museums of World Culture The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities

The museum, located in Stockholm, houses Sweden's most important archaeological collections of ancient and historical relics from the Mediterranean countries. The collections contains 40 000 objects and almost all of these are available through Carlotta. In addition to these, you can search among 20 000 photographs. As a consequence of the fact that objects and photographs from the beginning were two separate databases with different purposes, the registers for objects are in English while the register for photographs is in Swedish.

The database currently contains...

Objects, Egypt
17 266.
Objects, Cyprus
16 409.
Objects, Greece and Rome
5 202.
Objects, Islam
2 932.
Objects, Luristan
Objects, West Asia
1 044.
24 841.
Digital pictures
89 217.
Most popular object
Mummy; Neswaiu; Cartonnage; Bead net ; Mummy of Neswaiu with kartonnage and beadnet. The mummys stomach was opened in 1962 for a tissue sam...
Most popular photograph
utgrävning; Ture J:son Arne ; Fr.v. Ture Arne, Ida Arne, guvernör M. Hasan Arfa, sekreteraren, kommisarie Kazemi och tecknare Gerassimov. T...
Most recent object registration
Sculpture. ; Miniature sculpture of bronze; pharaonic motif (or possibly Osiris). Top of crown missing.
Most recent photograph registration
interiör; Föremålsbild ; Dokumentation av sydarabiska inskriptioner i magasin inför registrering.
Most recently depicted object
Human remains ; Adult. Female?
Most recently digitalized photograph
interiör; Föremålsbild ; Dokumentation av sydarabiska inskriptioner i magasin inför registrering.
Most recently digitalized name
Museum director ; Ann Follin, born 4th of September 1962.

Object of the Month

altSculpture. Head. Male. ; Oval head; sharply defined chin; archaic smile; flattened cheeks; long prominent nose in line with forehead; large myrtle-leaf shaped eyes; detailed ears; short hair at back of head; three rows of curled hair over forehead; curls rendered by triangular n...

Object of the week

altBowl ; Bowl; small, raised base; angular body; flat handle from rim to body. Hard, light buff clay, light buff slip; red lustrous paint. Encircling lines on base, body and rim.

About Carlotta

Carlotta is an information system being developed for museums and their museum collections. The basic idea of Carlotta is to provide a flexible system that can be used and adapted to all kinds of museum collections.Read more...