The Museum System – TMS

Recognizing the significance of digitization in the recording, documentation, and management of archaeological materials, the AMN has been utilizing The Museum System (TMS) application since 2006. TMS is a digital, relational database application that enables the input, processing, and retrieval of an extensive volume of data, including static texts, photographs, drawings, and digitized text files.

This digital record of antiquities establishes connections with various pertinent information sources, such as digitized excavation diaries from their original excavation sites, the creation of dedicated “spaces” (monuments or archaeological sites), references in published materials, and other relevant bibliography. To ensure data quality and security, the system requires username and password authentication, along with specific roles and responsibilities assigned to its administrators.

The digital database offers remarkable flexibility through parameterization, categorizing all materials into sections (monuments and archaeological spaces) and organizing them into customizable “packages” tailored to the museum’s diverse needs (e.g., “permanent exhibition” package, “jewelry” package, etc.). It also facilitates precise object positioning, identification, and monitors their movements within and outside the museum’s premises.

As of now, the TMS houses records for over 11,000 objects. The meticulous and comprehensive data entry enriches the archaeological archive, serving as a valuable resource for specialized research by scholars. Moreover, its online connectivity allows for presentation to the wider public, enhancing accessibility and educational outreach.

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