Welcome to Collection Online
The collection of the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam contains almost 175,000 objects and ca. 485,000 historical images. Only a small part is on display in the museum galleries. This website enables you to browse a growing part of the collection that is kept in the storage rooms as well. For this presentation, the collection has been subdivided in objects and photographic collections, and has been linked to constituents, exhibitions, expeditions and themes.
Recently added is a special on Tradebeads from the Sick collection. View the sample cards with beads in high resolution. Click on a sheet for more information; use variables to change the selection; zoom in using the scroll wheel of the mouse and find out more about this fine collection of beads.
Made in a similar fashion is a special Papua-page where you can see over 2000 highlights from the objects and photographic collection in high resolution.
Questions and remarks concerning the collection, orders and the database can be directed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images shown on the website can be ordered using this order form.
For museum professionals, the website can be consulted via the professional site, for which a password is required.
A more elaborate history of this collection is published in a series of collection books, available at KIT Publishers.