Wikipedia:WikiProject Museums

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Welcome to the Museums WikiProject! A chunk of this text has been stolen borrowed under GFDL ;) from other Wiki Projects under the idea that they're a lot more familiar with the process than I am, which isn't hard!

Goals
  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage of museums.
  • Improve quality of existing articles
  • Expand smaller museums in non-English dominant countries where articles are little more than a sentence.
  • Create guidelines for articles about museums.
Scope
  • The project covers all articles about museums in a wide range of disciplines and locations throughout the world. By member consensus, it does not include aquaria, herbaria, zoos and other non-museum 'collections' because these are well-covered in other projects.
  • For those within the museum sector, and collaborations between Wikipedia and institutions, see Wikipedia:Advice for the cultural sector.

Members[edit]

  1. ChrisEngelsma Art and science museums, especially in Houston area.
  2. DiverScout (talk · contribs) (volunteer curator for small museum in UK, will concentrate on East Anglian, rail and WW2 content]])
  3. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk)
  4. John Carter (talk) 21:10, 18 March 2008 (UTC) - This is the first project I was ever told I was myself "within the scope of". I know I'm getting on in years, but still. :)
  5. LanceBarber (talk) 04:27, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
  6. MBK004 (talk · contribs) - military/ships
  7. Gimme danger (talk · contribs) - science museums and Chicago-area museums
  8. Minnaert (talk) 04:24, 21 March 2008 (UTC) - I mess around with museum articles... mainly in california
  9. Jpbowen (talk · contribs) – interested in museums internationally and especially online
  10. Bluegoblin7 (talk · contribs) - interested in most British Museums, especially Transport ones!
  11. Aqwis (talk · contribs) - interested in science museums and Norwegian museums in general
  12. Lquilter (talk · contribs) - science museums, categorizing
  13. RogoPD - public art collections in Europe
  14. Daniel Case (talk · contribs) - I have done many historic house museums here in the Hudson Valley as a by-product of doing articles for the U.S. National Register of Historic Places project, so it's really a formality. Good that we have this project. Daniel Case (talk) 20:09, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
  15. Dmadeo (talk · contribs) - I've done a lot of work on List of National Historic Landmarks in New York City, many of which are historic house museums, but also are the big boys such as the Met, etc.
  16. Musebrarian (talk · contribs) - history, industry and technology, Museum Informatics, Museology
  17. Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk · contribs) -Count me in, I won't be actively concentrating on museums but will be creating some articles on museums in places in the developing world in coordination with my other work, particularly Africa and Asia and countries of Central Europe.
  18. Appletrees (talk · contribs) - Mostly working on museums in South Korea, but North Korea seems to have interesting museums as well.
  19. Doncram (talk · contribs) - Ship museums, historic house museums, other historic site museums. Have been participating, may as well join. :) doncram (talk) 17:42, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  20. BusterD (talk · contribs) - Another NYC-area museum member with a love for science museums and historical societies. BusterD (talk) 12:25, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
  21. Basketball110 (talk · contribs) - I can get info and pictures from all the museums in Romania.
  22. LordAmeth (talk · contribs) - Focusing on museums, historical sites, etc in Japan.
  23. Thomas Paine1776 (talk · contribs)
  24. Woland37 (talk · contribs) interested in museum stuff including organizations and whatnot
  25. Ridenm (talk · contribs) working on National Atomic Museum page
  26. MRacer (talk · contribs) - former museum volunteer and fine artist with an interest in art, world history and local history subjects as they relate here.
  27. nicg1883 (talk · contribs) – interested in museum and have created an article on the Holy Jesus Hospital Museum. English.
  28. Jordan Timothy James Busson (talk · contribs) I'll help out. --Jordan Contribs 17:54, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
  29. Ralphwiggam75 (talk · contribs) - art historian
  30. Fact-of-the-matter (talk · contribs) - Museum administrator
  31. jonallen1966 (talk · contribs) - I'm going to have a go at the Tokyo Museums
  32. Editorofthewiki (talk · contribs) - I'll help out here and there. ~EDDY (talk/contribs/editor review)~ 20:48, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
  33. Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk · contribs)
  34. Danwalk (talk · contribs) - Academic in the humanities primarily interested in art museums. Areas of particular interest are Spain and Massachusetts, USA.
  35. Thaliapap (talk · contribs) - Architect (M. Arch.) with special interest in museums, focusing in Greek Museums.
  36. Storye_book (talk · contribs) - I have no great expertise, but have been contributing in a small way to Leeds City Museum page, and have created several Yorkshire museum pages. I'm happy to take photographs where permitted.--Storye book (talk) 15:03, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
  37. Ssbautista (talk · contribs) - PhD student in Communication/Museum Studies studying digital media. Former art curator/critic/nonprofit administrator.
  38. IxK85 (talk · contribs) - curator at the Imperial War Museum in London.
  39. The Illusional Ministry (talk · contribs) - Will mostly be doing infoboxes.
  40. Hoverfish (talk · contribs) - Category work and cleanup in Greek Museums.
  41. Witty lama (talk · contribs) - 'Wikipedian in Residence' at the British Museum during June 2010.
  42. Sj (talk · contribs) - Frequent lurker in the Harvard Museums, and Museums of Science everywhere.
  43. BGinOC (talk · contribs) - Historical studies.
  44. FloNight (talk · contribs)
  45. Ryecatcher773 (talk · contribs)- BFA (Painting & Printmaking), minored in Art History; Worked at Landfall Press in Chicago. Main focus on Cleveland Museum of Art.
  46. Theo10011 (talk · contribs)
  47. Victuallers (talk · contribs) - been busy on Britsh Muiseum and National Porrait Gallery for 3 years or so. So time to join maybe?
  48. Codrinb (talk · contribs) - Archaeology and history museums relating to Dacia, Moesia, Thrace, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Ancient Celts, Transylvania, Romania
  49. matthewcock (talk · contribs) - I run the British Museum's website, and active collaboration between the BM and Wikipedians.
  50. Farscot (talk · contribs) Working on Croatian topics, and have created/expanded articles on museums there
  51. kll2105 (talk · contribs) MA student in Digital Heritage, have created several museum/museum association websites and wiki articles
  52. Crofut (talk · contribs) In the Interpretive Projects department at the Connecticut Historical Society.
  53. PKM (talk · contribs) - Active on several GLAM projects; expertise in costume, textiles, Elizabethan era
  54. Star Mississippi (talk · contribs) - wow, somehow I'm not a member. NYC is my focus but I love all museums everywhere
  55. Jabberwoch (talk · contribs) GB; technology, ancient and new.
  56. Umanisti (talk · contribs) - community manager for small museum association in Italy (Associazione Nazionale Piccoli Musei)
  57. DebraHardy (talk · contribs) - BFA Art History, Minor in Art Education, headed towards MA in Museum Studies. Primarily interested in art museums and historic houses, primarily in New Hampshire and Illinois. Currently working on Currier Museum of Art.
  58. Pigsonthewing (talk · contribs) - Wikipedian in Residence at Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service, QRpedia expert.
  59. Arunram (talk · contribs) - contribute to Indian museum articles.
  60. Waitabout (talk · contribs) - Contribute to museums in Southern Africa.
  61. Blarcrean (talk · contribs) - Contribute to museums in South Africa
  62. Bahnfrend (talk · contribs) – technology and transport museums, particularly in continental Europe and Australia
  63. Daniel Mietchen (talk · contribs) – active in Science GLAM and WikiProject Open Access, working at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  64. Anwaraj (talk · contribs) Contribute to Museums in India
  65. NComparato (talk · contribs) Completing the list of Exhibition Halls for the American Museum of Natural History

Languages Spoken[edit]

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To Do[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Museums:

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Ongoing cleanup[edit]

There is an ongoing cleanup/developing in the undeveloped stub articles of Category:Museums in Greece to determine which of them meet with notability standards, develop them to at least basic stubs and nominate for deletion all the rest. You can help here. Participants: User:Thaliapap, User:Hoverfish

Article Alerts[edit]

Articles for deletion
Good article nominees
Requested moves

Articles needing tagging[edit]

A Bot/user using AWB is helping generate a list of articles that are in one or more of the museum subcats but not tagged for WP:Museum. Any help is welcome going through the list & removing those that shouldn't be tagged & tagging those that shouldn't. If there's a large list, it may be possible for a bot to work through the list

Deletion Discussions[edit]

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Museums and libraries AfDs[edit]

AIDS Museum[edit]

AIDS Museum (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) – (View AfD · Stats)
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There are no secondary sources on the page at all, and a gooogle search reveals...the website, the wikipedia page and three unrelated projects. Fails WP:N. In addition, a notability template has been there since 2008. Swordman97 talk to me

  • Weak keep. There is also a "World AIDS Museum," which is connected to Magic Johnson and seems to have more reliable sourcing available. I found two weak sources for this article [1] and an Examiner article that seems to be blocked. I think this article could be expanded to cover the larger project; if it is, enough sourcing could likely be found. Perhaps it could be renamed "AIDS museums," or something like that? —Theodore! (talk) (contribs) 05:18, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
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  • Weak Keep there are some issues with the article, namely that it's quite likely a copyvio, but there are enough sources about the museum to ensure that it meets WP:ORG. Sources not present and tags present speak to BEFORE, not notability StarM 01:53, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

The Meeting House Law Building & Gallery[edit]

The Meeting House Law Building & Gallery (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) – (View AfD · Stats)
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Non-notable building. While old, and with some local interest as indicated by local coverage, the building does not seem architecturally or historically significant. The article appears to have been created as part of a larger PR campaign for the law firm that presently occupies the building. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 22:33, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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  • Keep. The building appears to be historically significant as a building and a Mennonite church (not too many of those), and it is a guess but i suspect it would be eligible for listing on a local or national historic register. Many owners opt not to support listing, to avoid perceived disadvantages of potential restrictions being imposed. It apparently was renovated with attention to historic preservation. Also, there is assertion that it hosts a museum; a museum by definition should be open to the public on some terms. Isn't any museum Wikipedia-notable? I believe so. The article doesn't seem overly promotional about the law firm that resides there, to me; YMMV. --doncram 01:36, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
    • Comment No, not all museums are notable. They must meet the burden of WP:ORG just like any other organization. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 13:08, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
      • Okay, noted, thanks, that makes sense. This building is actually rare as a historic Mennonite church building I believe, however. I just added mention of it into the short list of Mennonite churches in Wikipedia, within List of Anabaptist churches article. I would rather see this kept and call for more sources at the article. But if the decision of this AFD is against keeping it, it could possibly be redirected to [[List of Anabaptist churches#United States, and I would want for some of the material in the current article to be merged into a longer item there. --doncram 19:09, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete Some sources are low quality and there are a lot of article topics here unrelated to the building. The history section, for example, talks about the site's history. All content in the article which is not tied to a cited source ought to be deleted, then the next step would be to check the sources for reliability. Could someone who supports this article choose the two best sources from the references so that it would be easy to check if any source has directly provided journalistic coverage of this building? Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:44, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Another alternative might be to move this to Vincent Mennonite Church (currently a redirect to this article) and revise to could cover the church before and after this building. It is an active, ongoing church today, probably individually notable, in a new building. See this history page at the church webpage. A Mennonite History Center has historic records of the church, inventoried here. There is probably a lot more available, those are just two hits. There simply must be a lot of coverage of the church over more than 2 centuries, though much would not be online available. The historic building could be covered in a section there. There are many church articles where there are sections covering old buildings; there are also many pairs of article about modern church article + article about old history building. --doncram 19:19, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Museums and libraries Proposed Deletions[edit]

Assessment[edit]

Below is a bot generated table of the assessment process and current status of WikiProject Museums supported articles. The stats are generated automatically every 2-3 days, but they can be updated manually by entering Museums (and replacing Foobar) into the Category box here.


Current status[edit]


Recognized Content[edit]

Featured content[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • None


Good Content[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • None

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK queryDid you know? was updated with a fact from the article, which members of this project created or substantially expanded.
  1. on 2011-08-21 Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
  2. on 2011-07-05 Cherry Hill Farmhouse
  3. on 2011-06-23 Athenaeum (Alexandria, Virginia)
  4. on 2011-06-16 Pamunkey Indian Tribe Museum
  5. on 2011-02-27 Croatian Museum of Naïve Art
  6. on 2009-10-20 Wings of a Dream Museum was created.
  7. on 2009-10-12 Museo del Aire (Cuba) was created.
  8. on 2008-11-18 National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey
  9. on 2008-11-10 Connecticut River Museum
  10. on 2008-10-07 National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  11. on 2008-09-22 Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center
  12. on 2008-09-14 Louvre Abu Dhabi
  13. on 2008-09-01 Rose Museum
  14. on 2008-08-23 National Museum of Catholic Art and History
  15. on 2008-07-09 Nassau County Museum of Art
  16. on 2008-07-08 International Checker Hall of Fame
  17. on 2008-06-22 Brigham Young University Museum of Art
  18. on 2008-06-15 Timexpo Museum
  19. on 2008-06-09 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
  20. On 2008-05-30 Vilnius Guggenheim Hermitage Museum
  21. On 2008-05-29 Museum at Bethel Woods
  22. On 2008-05-22 Champlain Valley Transportation Museum
  23. On 2008-05-26 Bluff Point Light
  24. On 2008-05-22 Seaway Trail Discovery Center
  25. On 2008-05-06 Bevier House Museum
  26. On 2008-05-05 Ilmin Museum of Art
  27. On 2008-05-04 Kingsland Homestead
  28. On 2008-04-25 Davison's Mill, Stelling Minnis
  29. On 2008-04-23 National Museum of Beirut
  30. On 2008-04-21 Chillenden Windmill
  31. On 2008-04-14 Bailey House Museum
  32. On 2008-03-28 Catalyst (museum)
  33. On 2008-03-23 Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
  34. On 2008-03-20 Grosvenor Museum
  35. On 2008-03-11 Yokohama Museum of Art
  36. On 2008-03-10 U.S. Army Transportation Museum
  37. On 2008-03-07 Museum Wharf
  38. On 2008-03-07 Kapodistrias Museum
  39. On 2008-02-28 Indiana Medical History Museum
  40. On 2008-02-22 Tramcars of the National Tramway Museum
  41. On 2008-02-06 Riley Birthplace and Museum
  42. On 2008-02-05 James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home
  43. On 2008-01-28 Polish Museum, Rapperswil
  44. On 2008-01-16 Matisse Museum (Le Cateau)
  45. On 2008-01-11 The Bakken
  46. On 2007-11-22 SantralIstanbul
  47. On 2007-10-20 Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
  48. On 2007-10-19 Yorkshire Museum
  49. On 2007-10-16 Sapporo Beer Museum
  50. On 2007-10-08 Building of Bath Museum
  51. On 2007-09-29 Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
  52. On 2007-09-11 American Advertising Museum
  53. On 2007-09-04 National Art Gallery of Singapore
  54. On 2007-09-02 Peshtigo Fire Museum
  55. On 2007-08-08 Hull Maritime Museum
  56. On 2007-08-08 Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
  57. On 2007-07-31 National Coach Museum
  58. On 2007-07-30 Bertramka
  59. On 2007-07-17 Ellwood House
  60. On 2007-07-12 Craigflower Manor and Schoolhouse
  61. On 2007-06-28 City and Town Hall
  62. On 2007-05-03 EAA AirVenture Museum
  63. On 2007-04-24 Oscar Niemeyer Museum
  64. On 2007-04-02 Rancho Camulos
  65. On 2007-03-26 Hallie Ford Museum of Art
  66. On 2007-03-23 Palanga Amber Museum
  67. On 2007-03-10 Barnum Museum
  68. On 2007-03-07 New Orleans Mint
  69. On 2007-03-04 National Art Museum of Ukraine
  70. On 2007-01-09 Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics
  71. On 2006-12-27 Living Museum of the Horse
  72. On 2006-11-07 West Wycombe Park
  73. On 2006-10-31 Pontus Hultén
  74. On 2006-10-12 Holophusikon
  75. On 2006-10-09 Vitra Design Museum
  76. On 2006-09-13 Cabinet des Médailles
  77. On 2006-09-06 Belton House
  78. On 2006-07-18 Philippe de Montebello
  79. On 2006-06-14 Perth Gaol
  80. On 2006-05-26 Neues Museum
  81. On 2006-05-03 Tennessee State Museum'
  82. On 2006-04-30 Reaper (sailing vessel)
  83. On 2006-04-30 V. I. Lenin Museum
  84. On 2006-04-17 Atchison County Historical Museum
  85. On 2006-04-13 Fersman Mineralogical Museum
  86. On 2006-04-10 Scottish Fisheries Museum
  87. On 2006-03-15 ASTRA National Museum Complex'
  88. On 2006-03-15 Palazzo Pitti'
  89. On 2006-03-06 Sanssouci Picture Gallery
  90. On 2006-01-25 Heide Museum of Modern Art
  91. On 2006-01-10 Museum of Sex
  92. On 2005-12-21 National Museum of Mali
  93. On 2005-09-02 USS Missouri (BB-63)
  94. On 2005-08-10 Capitoline Museums
  95. On 2005-01-30 Skyscraper Museum
  96. On 2004-12-23 Museum für Naturkunde
  97. On 2004-11-19 Smithsonian American Art Museum
  98. On 2004-07-12 State Historical Museum
  99. On 2004-07-03 Pergamon Museum
  100. On 2004-05-30 Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  101. On 2004-05-10 Burlesque Hall of Fame


Categories[edit]

Articles to Create[edit]

Depending on how you look at it, we're (un)lucky to have a significant body of articles that need creating. Looking at the predominantly redlinks here:

  • List of museums International with multiple red links, good place to start
  • Include the Museum infobox when creating or editing a museum articles

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