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
16 764.
Objects, Cyprus
16 125.
Objects, Greece and Rome
5 158.
Objects, Islam
2 932.
Objects, Luristan
Objects, West Asia
24 842.
Digital pictures
88 954.
Most popular object
Coffin; Sarcophagus ; Anthropoid sarcophagus. Made for the woman Taperet. Her name is incised on the lid. Pyramid texts inscribed on the si...
Most popular photograph
interiör; utställning ; Medelhavsmuseet, interiör från nyförvärvsutställningen hösten 1995.
Most recent object registration
Statue ; Bronze statue of the godess Isis and Horus, mounted on a small wooden socle.
Most recent photograph registration
entré; interiör ; Entrén från insidan, Medelhavsmuseet.
Most recently depicted object
Pottery ; A fragment from an unrestricted bowl (?). Exterior glaze in mustard yellow, no decoration. Polychrome interior glaze in yellow, b...
Most recently digitalized photograph
exteriör ; Fasad, Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan.
Most recently digitalized name
Museum director ; Ann Follin, born 4th of September 1962.

Object of the Month

altStatuette. Sculpture. ; Head of female figure, slightly tilted to the left (figure´s right). Originally probably inserted into a bust or full-size statuette. Oval face with high forehead. Deeply set, almond-shaped eyes with upper and lower eyelids indicated. Small mouth with ful...

Object of the week

altPendant; medallion. ; The medallion concists of a central gold-disc and a silver frame with a hoop for suspension. On one side the disc bears a bust of Christ, executed in cloisonné enamel. The colours are not easily discernible. yellow, pale beige and blue are still vaguely vis...

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...