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Toleva, Petya Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv Priorities of the Archaeological Museum in Plovdiv -

Toleva, Petya Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv Priorities 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 - RAM is one of the oldest cultural institutions in

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 of more 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 period of the

The permanent exposition includes 3 500 unique exhibits from the earliest period of 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 Treasure

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 of the ІІІ c. BC

The Library 12 000 volumes in archaeology, history, architecture, epigraphy and numismatics A fund

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

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

Awards • In 2011 the Library was acknowledged as a leading specialized library in Plovdiv. • “A Flight over the Night” Award 2011 from the Night of Museums and Galleries in Plovdiv.

Priorities Research Studying the Cultural heritage in Plovdiv and the region - Preserving the

Priorities Research Studying the Cultural heritage in Plovdiv and the region - Preserving the Cultural heritage in Plovdiv and the region : providing appropriate depositories; leading conservation, restoration and digitalization projects - Participating in educational activities - URL: Promotion http: //www. archaeologicalmuseumplovdiv. org - Collaborating with foundations, associations, museums and other cultural and state institutions (joint and visiting exhibitions, public lectures and discussions, etc. )

Completed projects І. Electronic Library system E-Lib, software product CDS/ISIS micro for Windows, constructed

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

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 - ІІІ. Electronic passports of 15 000 artifacts Text descriptions and photos

Future projects І. Integrating the electronic passports of the artifacts in a data base

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 - 4 GB RAM, 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! URL: http: //www. archaeologicalmuseumplovdiv. org; ram. plovdiv@gmail. com Library: p_toleva@abv. bg

THANK YOU! URL: http: //www. archaeologicalmuseumplovdiv. org; ram. [email protected] com Library: [email protected] bg