(103 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

kohn1fox wrote:

Don't know what you mean about creating a new page.

You're welcome.
I meant the link "Adding a new museum" from the home page (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/sources/update.php?a=a1).

I think this bug occurs because you entered the name of the museum in the field "Name in English" and left blank the "Primary name (required)" field. The "Name in English" field is only for the translation of non-English speaking museums. Maybe Chris should write it this way in the form. I agree that it's misleading.

In addition, you no longer have to add the location of the museum after an hyphen ( '- Norwich' in this case) as it is now automatically displayed in the dropdown menus and the museum list.


(103 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

kohn1fox wrote:


NO it doesn't work now that Chris has modified the museums entry.  I have tried:  'University of East Anglia - Norwich'; 'Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts - Norwich'; 'Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts (University of East Anglia); 'Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts (University of East Anglia) - Norwich'.

None of these are accepted and I receive the same syntax message.

I have asked Chris to look into this and many other bugs in this website but he doesn't respond.  Maybe he hasn't the time now but did he not set up this website in the first instance?

I don't even know who, if anyone, reads these messages.  You appear to be the only person who reads and puts forward suggestions and replies to messages!!  Other uploaders continue to post works that are incomplete or erroneous (as my numerous edits testify).

I created the page: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/sources/detail.php?id=2710

When it doesn't work, I suggest you to create a page with a different name, then edit it. That's what I did and it worked.


(194 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

kohn1fox wrote:


I would be inclined to replace your duplicates with alternatives as I do.  There are now so many in the system going back that they will probably never get deleted.  I have come across duplicates entered in 2003.

Yes, I've done that, but sometimes I don't have pictures ready to upload (or when I'm not on my current computer) so I put the references here.


(103 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

kohn1fox wrote:

This is the message received after several attempts at opening a new museum:

Warning: pg_query(): Query failed: ERROR: syntax error at or near "," LINE 1: ...sainsbury centre', '', '', '', '', '', 'Norwich', , '', '', ... ^ in /home/arachne/public_html/sources/update.php on line 195
Can't insert new museum record.
Query was: INSERT INTO museums (name, primary_name, primary_name_lang, primary_name_sort, english_name, english_name_sort, other_name, other_name_sort, affiliation, city, nat, address, web_address, description,dt_entered, entered_by) VALUES ('', 'Sainsbury Centre - Norwich', 'English', 'sainsbury centre', '', '', '', '', '', 'Norwich', , '', '', '', NOW(), 56944 )

Any suggestions?

It works for me now. Try again!

We would also need the "with workshop" category.

We may also need an additional visual gallery for miniatures. Example here: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=138627


(194 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

Musée d'art et d'histoire de Neuchatel:
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/sources/detail.php?id=387 (correct)

Deborah Kip, Wife of Sir Balthasar Gerbier and Her Children:
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?id=122396 (correct)

The Emperor Charles V:
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=108739 (correct)

Garden of Love:
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=30900 (correct)


(8 replies, posted in Site news and updates)

It seems that many member accounts have vanished recently. I remember to have seen the count above 10,000 on the 'What's new' page and now it only displays "699 members".


(194 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

Rudolf von Alt:


(116 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

GoetzKluge wrote:

Adding persons worked for "Henry Holiday" (1839-1927), but not for "John Martin" (1789-1854).

I just joined this site, so it is possible that I made a mistake.

Regards from Munich

Hello GoetzKluge,
John Martin is already on the site: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=2938
The search feature doesn't always work, when adding a new character, search for his name manually in this list: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/counts … au&m=a

Please add at least one artwork for Henry Holiday or he won't appear the artist list.



(194 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

Musée départemental Maurice Denis:
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/sources/detail.php?id=2092 (correct)

chris_mccormick wrote:

Still to do
1. Add the modifier code to the page for first ADDing artworks

Can you add this feature? It's annoying to edit each time I add an attributed artwork.


(8 replies, posted in Suggestions from users)

When several artworks are similar, maybe you should write some additional information into brackets to distinguish the different versions. I add either the location (Londres, Prado...), or the size (large or small version), or the date (first, second... version). I also add (study) at the end of title for sketches.
Examples: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/search.php … Saints+Day
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/search.php … e+Alps+%28

@daneco, try to send an email to rocsdad via the forum: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/forum/profile.php?id=17

The link on the Athenaeum is here: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=87444


(116 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

The list of artists used by the "connect an artwork to an artist" feature displays given names first, then family names. It's very uneasy to use. Could you sort artists by their last name in this list?


(103 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

The recent name updates of museums aren't displayed in the 'Art' tab on artist pages. 
Example here: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?id=6161


(194 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

Musée de la Fondation Bemberg:
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/sources/detail.php?id=281 (correct one)

Hello Chris,
I'm updating the French museums and here is several remarks:

1. I have put into brackets the name of the city where the museum is located when several museums have the same name. Example here:
There are two "Musée National Picasso", one in Paris, another near Cannes:

2. When a museum is located in the suburbs of a bigger city, I have added "Greater [city]" in the city field after the name of the official location. Therefore, we will later be able to display all the museums of the agglomeration.
For instance, the Versailles Palace is now located in "Versailles, Greater Paris".

Please tell me if you agree with this.


(194 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

Château-musée de Dieppe:
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/sources/detail.php?id=513 (correct one)


(103 replies, posted in Bug reporting)


Name updates done for museums aren't displayed in this list: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/nations/detail.php?id=88
(see the museums are still spelled Musee, without accent, despite your change.)

The Google Maps feature works better now. Thanks.


(194 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

Museum duplicates:

Château de Compiègne:

Centre Pompidou - Paris


(103 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

Could you disable the Google Maps feature from all the fields in the form but the address textbox? Currently, there are several bugs, sometimes it doesn't accept to change the museum name, or it misunderstands the location (for example by displaying an address in a different country).
The best solution would be to allow the automatic search in the "Address field" only.

What would be the best translation for all the French museums named "Musée des Beaux-Arts - [city]"?
"[City] Museum of Fine Arts" or "Museum of Fine Arts of [city]"?
If it's possible, could you perform a query to add the correct translation to the "English name" field for all of them? I will check thereafter.


(103 replies, posted in Bug reporting)

Josselin wrote:

Thanks Chris, it looks better now.

I still found a new bug: the name of a newly created museum doesn't appear in the artwork description and in "the what's new?" page.
Example here: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=137168
The museum is there: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/sources/detail.php?id=2674

The problem still happens in the 'art' tab on the artist page, see for example here: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?id=6238