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
17 272.
Objects, Cyprus
16 418.
Objects, Greece and Rome
5 202.
Objects, Islam
2 938.
Objects, Luristan
Objects, West Asia
1 043.
25 482.
Digital pictures
95 114.
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
föremålsbild ; Dokumentation av föremål.
Most recent picture registration
lejon; föremålsbild ; Elfenbensskulptur, 600-tal, påträffad i brunn, Nimrud, Irak, av Max Hallowan (gift med Agatha Christie). Publicerad t...
Most recently depicted object
Millefiori; Fragment ; A slightly curved fragment of Millefiori glass with a multicolored pattern portraying flowers. Egypt.
Most recently digitalized picture
utställning ; Interiör, utställning, Medelhavsmuseet.
Most recently digitalized name
Journalist; Politician ; Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, the Minister for Culture from 2006.

Object of the Month

altQebehsenuef ; The head from a figure of Son of Horus (Qebehsenuef). The head is hollow. A dummy visceral package placed in a canopic jar? Plain but charming.

Object of the week

altCheekpiece ; Cast. Two cheekpieces cast in form of reclining wild boars with snout, triangular triple ringed eye, ovoid ear, elongated narrow front and hind legs bent along bottom, and tail bent inwards in low relief with incised striations. Central hole for reins has moulding, ...

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...