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Plovdiv conference europeana april 03 04 2012

Toleva, PetyaRegional Archaeological Museum PlovdivPriorities of the Archaeological Museum in Plovdiv- promotion and preservation of the local Cultural heritage

Plovdiv, Conference “Europeana”

April 03-04, 2012

Regional archaeological museum plovdiv

Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv

  • RAM is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Bulgaria, officially opened in 1882, celebrating its 130 anniversary this year.

  • The Museum owns a rich collection ofmore than 100 000 works of art and artifacts, related to the history of Plovdiv (Philippopol) and the region.

  • In 2010, following a long period of reconstruction, the Museum was reopened with the most modern building and permanent exposition in Bulgaria, corresponding to all European standards.

Plovdiv conference europeana april 03 04 2012

The permanent exposition includes 3 500 unique exhibits from the earliest periodof the human civilization – VІІ millennia BC until the Middle Ages - ХІV c. AD

The panagyurishte gold treasure the emblem of the archaeological museum plovdiv

The Panagyurishte Gold Treasure – The emblem of the Archaeological Museum Plovdiv

The Treasure is dated in the second half of the ІV c. – the first half ofthe ІІІ c. BC

The library

The Library

  • 12 000 volumes in archaeology, history, architecture, epigraphy and numismatics

  • A fund of unique rare and voluble editions

  • A rich collection of reference literature

  • Editions of the Museum

  • Luxury editions

  • A photo collection including images on glass

    plates and negatives

Plovdiv conference europeana april 03 04 2012


  • In 2011 the Library was acknowledged as a leading specialized library in Plovdiv.

  • “A Flight over the Night” Award2011from the Night of Museums and Galleries in Plovdiv.



  • Research

  • Studying the Cultural heritage in Plovdiv and the region

  • Preserving the Cultural heritage in Plovdiv and the region : providing appropriate depositories; leadingconservation, restoration and digitalization projects

  • Participating in educational activities

  • Promotion

    - Collaborating with foundations, associations, museums and other cultural and state institutions (joint and visiting exhibitions, public lectures and discussions, etc. )


Completed projects

Completed projects

І. Electronic Library system

  • E-Lib, software product CDS/ISIS micro for Windows, constructed on modulus principle. A format for information exchange ISO-2709

Plovdiv conference europeana april 03 04 2012

ІІ. Electronic systems “Archives” and“Documentation”

  • Software АВ, corresponds to the format MARC 21 and other international formats for exchange of bibliographic information

  • The basic structure in three sections:

  • Categories

  • Processing (recording, editing and searching)

  • Security and Maintenance

  • Text descriptions and photos

ІІІ. Electronic passports of 15 000 artifacts

Future projects


І. Integrating the electronic passports of the artifacts in a data base for processing of archaeological funds

  • The Museum has a server with adequate storage capacities:

  • QUAD Processor

  • 4GBRAM, 2 TB disk space

ІІ. Developing and printing of a representative catalogue with the exhibits in the permanent exposition

ІIІ. Digitalizing the photo collections

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