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Parts of the collections are available digitally. Many objects are still not searchable but new information is being added every day.

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Museum of Ethnography


Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities


Museum of World Culture


Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities


Important to know about the information in search the collections

The amount of information and knowledge we have about different objects varies enormously. Some objects, we have lot of information, pictures and texts about – others, we hardly know anything about. When the data available about an object or collection is entered into our database, we do not always have the resources to carry out a quality assurance review, which could therefore lead to some inaccuracies. Seeing as much of the information entered into our database is quoted directly from historical records and documents, the wording may sometimes seem obsolete or even offensive. However, these records and documents constitute an important part of the history of the objects in question and hence, we prefer to publish them as they are.

When searching our database, it is worth knowing that some people regard the information and pictures of objects and ceremonies available as sacred and hence, do not want these on the public domain. Nevertheless, it is our decision to make these available on the public domain as we feel it is important for individuals and groups to know what collections the Museums of World Culture manage.

Most of the objects at the Mediterranean Museum are entered into the database in English and consequently, you need to enter an English search term in order to get a search result. However, the image database of the Mediterranean Museum is all in Swedish.



All information obtained via Carlotta is free to access and use. However, when using it elsewhere, please refer to its original source. Images can be used in accordance with their licenses. You will find the license when you click on a hit in your search-result given in Search-our-collections. License information is shown on or below the image and its icon links to the terms of the license.
When using information obtained from our database elsewhere, please make references as follows:


CC BY, Mask, Inventory No. 1938.30.0397. Source: National Museums of World Culture – Museum of Ethnography, Sweden, http://collections.smvk.se/carlotta-em/web/object/1018066


Cederblom, Aina, Collection No. 1940.05. Source: National Museums of World Culture – Museum of Ethnography, Sweden, http://collections.smvk.se/carlotta-em/web/object/1115832


CC BY-NC-ND, Photo: Ove Kaneberg, 1995, Image No. 0002A. Source: National Museums of World Culture – Mediterranean Museum, Sweden, http://collections.smvk.se/carlotta-mhm/web/object/3907210