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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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 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