Thursday, 02 June, 2022

Web sleuths spot British Museum gaffe online

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The British Museum has been submitting its collection on the net for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic

The British Museum is updating its on-line assortment just after mistaking a copyright discover for the name of a Turkish postcard-printing corporation.

The museum explained “Her Hakki Mahfuzdur” as “Turkey’s major producer of postcards”.

But a Turkish diplomat on Twitter pointed out the phrase usually means “all rights reserved” – and is not the name of a stationery business.

The British Museum replied: “Whoops! Thanks for pointing this out.”

The institution has been uploading visuals of its selection online during the coronavirus pandemic, to give folks a way to obtain artefacts digitally through lockdown.

The postcard mistake was noticed by Kutluhan Celik, who functions at the Turkish ministry of foreign affairs in Ankara.

Euronews journalist Michael Daventry tweeted the British Museum to issue out the error.

The museum replied: “Our group are on it. We are constantly looking to enhance our assortment on the net and know there are couple teething issues.”

Nevertheless, the institution was criticised for the error.

1 human being on Twitter explained the blunder was “fairly regarding for a museum of history”.

“Not just misunderstanding it and building an faulty catalogue entry, but then extrapolating purely on the basis of one’s own catalogue that this was the ‘largest producer of postcards’,” claimed Dr Lisa Gilbert..

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