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
17 264.
Objects, Cyprus
16 409.
Objects, Greece and Rome
5 212.
Objects, Islam
2 932.
Objects, Luristan
Objects, West Asia
24 838.
Digital pictures
89 039.
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
utställning; Medelhavsmuseet; interiör ; Medelhavsmuseet, invigning av utställningen "Istanbul - Kostantinopel". Fotograf G. Bergren. Suzan...
Most recent object registration
Vouni 6 ; Vouni 6. Dokumentation av deposition av mynt på Kungliga Myntkabinettet (KMK), "1984.0002". På bilden syns gipsavgjutningar av de...
Most recent photograph registration
Vouni 5 ; Vouni 5. Dokumentation av deposition av mynt på Kungliga Myntkabinettet (KMK), "1984.0002".
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
Vouni 4 ; Vouni 4. Dokumentation av deposition av mynt på Kungliga Myntkabinettet (KMK), "1984.0002".
Most recently digitalized name
Museum director ; Ann Follin, born 4th of September 1962.

Object of the Month

altBowl ; Round base; globular body; inturned, rounded rim; handle from rim to upper body; raised spout, widening upwards on mid-body; vertical string-hole on upper spout-base. Hard, buff clay; lustrous, orange red to reddish brown slip.

Object of the week

altAmulet ; Tit, Girdle of Isis. Threading hole.

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...