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
17 432.
Objects, Cyprus
16 418.
Objects, Greece and Rome
5 202.
Objects, Islam
2 938.
Objects, Luristan
Objects, West Asia
1 044.
25 480.
Digital pictures
95 240.
Most popular object
Artist's sketch; Ostracon ; Ostracon, irregularly shaped, sketch on one side in red, green and black. It shows a lyre-playing woman, facing...
Most popular picture
interiör; utställning ; Medelhavsmuseet, interiör från nyförvärvsutställningen hösten 1995.
Most recent object registration
Fragment; Pot ; A large pot of red earthenware with black ornamentation. Fragmented but partially restored. One loose large fragment.
Most recent picture registration
föremålsbild ; Dokumentation av föremål.
Most recently depicted object
Millefiori; Fragment ; A slightly curved fragment of Millefiori glass with a multicolored pattern portraying flowers. Egypt.
Most recently digitalized picture
lejon; föremålsbild ; Elfenbensskulptur, 600-tal, påträffad i brunn, Nimrud, Irak, av Max Hallowan (gift med Agatha Christie). Publicerad t...
Most recently digitalized name
Divine hero; Demigod ; Heracles (/ˈhɛrəkliːz/ HERR-ə-kleez; Greek: Ἡρακλῆς, Hēraklês, Glory/Pride of Hēra, "Hera"), born Alcaeus[1] (Ἀλκαῖο...

Object of the Month

altStatuette ; Terracotta statuette representing rider sitting on horse with straight legs, long neck, tail along left hind leg. The rider has very short legs, and holds its hand on the neck of the horse. He is looking straight forward and wears a small, conical cap. The hair is di...

Object of the week

altArtefact; Burnisher ; A rectangular wedge shaped object with traces of green paint (copper oxide). The ‘top’ is thicker than bottom and a hole has been partially drilled through at center of the top.

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...