Commons:Tropenmuseum/Error reports

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This page is intended to make communication with the Tropenmuseum Royal Institute for the Tropics (KIT) possible regarding errors in image descriptions like wrong identifications of persons or places, typographic mistakes in names of persons or places or wrong interpretations of historical circumstances. It should give the Tropenmuseum the possibility to review their database and to correct information. However, this page is not intended to deal with technical or transfer problems on Wikimedia Commons.

Possible duplicate[edit]

Duplicate in the catalog? The first is a wider crop, but the second appears to have better contrast. Arsonal (talk) 04:59, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

You're right, it is a duplicate, but not an accident. These are in fact two prints from the same negative. The negative is originates from the Nederlandsche Handels Maatschappij N.V. (Netherlands Trading Company), which had a branch in Jakarta (see The two photographs came into the collection in two different photo albums, and via different sources. One shows images of Jakarta quite generally: Images of the other album can be found here:


The above jgp is currently all black. --  Docu  at 20:57, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Problem solved, 8-10-2012 by Tropenmuseum

Wrong name and description[edit]

As I already mentioned on it's discussion page: this might not be Batak writing but some form of the Rencong alphabet. It is, then, not a "wichelboek" and not in "Batak". The genre cannot be determined by me and the type of Rencong is also hard to discern (because there is not enough visible text). Martijn (talk) 16:28, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

You're absolutely right Martijn, it is Rencong. Thank you for your attentiveness.

Wrong description[edit]

File:COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Zwaveldamp in de krater van de Gunung Gedé op West Java TMnr 60009675.jpg had a wrong description, which was pointed out here. It was changed on Commons already, see difflink. --тнояsтеn 17:19, 27 September 2012 (UTC)