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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.

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


  • 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

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

Thank you


[email protected]

Library: [email protected]