Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Museums

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Welcome[edit]

Hello and thanks for stopping by the Museums Project, which was launched in mid-March, 2008. We've had to archive some of the initial discussion due to talk page length, but a complete index of all archived topics is available. In the mean time, the following topics may help you:

  • Assessment, the assessment guidelines for the project. Please feel free to propose changes if you think they're required
  • Requested Articles, if you feel like working on a new article
  • Expansion Needed, these stubs have been created, but require expansion
  • To Do, the project's to-do list, that includes everything except article creation and expansion requests

Please always feel free to start a new topic and don't worry if it may have been discussed before. New discussion is a good thing.

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Untagged museums[edit]

In addition to the to-do lists above, untagged museums is a large project. I've brought this back from the archive again. Will strip any dates to keep this from the archive but this was orginally posted in Jan 2012 and updated in July 2012. StarM

I've recently come across some museums (Fichtelgebirge Museum, for example) which are in one or more of the museum sub cats but are not tagged with the Museum WikiProject Banner. In order to avoid an issue like we had with mistagged articles I've asked for a bot to run a list of articles in one of the Museum subcats but without the project banner & place the list here. Anyone want to run through that list and either remove ones that don't apply or tag with the banner if there aren't a ton?

List has begun with Africa, thanks GoingBatty.
Big list of Africa, Europe and Africa at Wikipedia:WikiProject Museums/Untagged. Some real gems in there. Working through this list over the next few weeks.

Assessment examples[edit]

Moved to Wikipedia:WikiProject Museums/Assessment

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British Museum prize[edit]

The British Museum is offering 5 prizes of £100 (≈$140USD/€120) at their shop/bookshop for new Featured Articles on British Museum related topics - in any Wikipedia language edition. Ideally the subjects will be articles about collection items.

The English-Wikipedia page WP:GLAM/BM is the clearing house for the BM's involvement with Wikipedia

They suggest a good place to start is at the British Museum's "highlights" page and sort "by culture" or "by place" relevant to your own culture/history/language. I did this & searched for Somerset. One of the hits was about the Sweet Track which was a pretty poor article for such a significant feature of my home county. I've made a start on improving it & if anyone fancied helping that would be great (we could share the prize :-) Obviously if others have ideas for BM related articles relevant to this project we could look at improving them as well.

Greetings from GLAM-Wiki US[edit]

Invitation to join GLAM-Wiki US
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Hello! This WikiProject aligns closely with the work of the GLAM-Wiki initiative (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums), a global community of volunteers who assist cultural institutions with sharing resources with Wikimedia. GLAM-Wiki US is a new community initiative focused on organizing cultural collaborations within the United States. GLAM organizations are diverse and span numerous topics, from libraries and art museums to science centers and historic sites. We currently have a backlog of interested institutions- and we need your help!

1rightarrow.pngAre you interested in helping with current or future GLAM projects? Join→ Online Volunteers

We hope you'll join the growing GLAM-Wiki community in the US. Thank you!
-Lori Phillips (Talk), US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator
For more information visit→ The GLAM:US portal or GLAM-Wiki on Outreach

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Museum of Science Fiction[edit]

Could someone who is familiar with notability guidelines for museums please review Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Museum of Science Fiction? Eastmain (talkcontribs) 19:47, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

thanks for flagging. It needs some cleanup but meets mainspace guidelines. I'll be moving it shortly. StarM 01:44, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Moved, but AFC guidelines ae clear as mud. @Eastmain: would you or @DGG: or some other AFC vet check to make sure I didn't miss any steps? Or drop a how-to link here. Thanks StarM 01:48, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
the afc guideline for acceptance is deliberately nonspecific, because afc is just a preliminary screen. The accepted practice is that an article should be accepted if it has a reasonable chance of surviving AfD, and has no really gross errors. If it 's dubious, the way to decide is to accept it and nominate it for AfD--that way the community gets to decide, not the single person who happens to review. (The interpretation of "reasonable chance" varies a little--50% has been considered sufficient, but some of us, including myself, use a somewhat higher standard, of 60 to 70%. At this time, I think none of the about 500 hundred I accepted have been deleted at afd--though I have a few times had one deleted because I missed a copyvio or a duplication. I would strongly object to anyone who insists ob meeting GA, tho some people did this at first, just as I would object to someone accepting articles liable to A7. DGG ( talk ) 08:03, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the background DGG. I meant the technical side of it, but Revent dropped me a note after handing it his/herself. I got lost in template hell, but it's a decent article. For a museum in development, it has gotten a fair bit of attention. Eastmain, WP:ORG loosely applies here as far as I'm concerned. While things are a little loosy goosy for projects in development, this seemed a clear pass to me. If anyone has an issue with it, I'm going to be off line for the next few days and you're welcome to AFD or otherwise do as you wish. StarM 02:50, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Vital museum articles[edit]

There are multiple nominations of museums on Wikipedia talk:Vital articles/Expanded#Museums that need more votes. – Editør (talk) 10:41, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Greek museuems tagged for notability[edit]

There are a large number of articles, such as Hellenic Cosmos, which have been tagged for notability for over six years. Many of these are in Category:Museums in Athens. As these don't have Greek-language articles and are hard to verify, I'm concerned that they could end up wrongly prodded. If anyone could help, please look through the category, or CAT:NN for 2008. Thanks, Boleyn (talk) 10:07, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Consider promoting Thyssen to Mid[edit]

(or maybe even High!) Briankharvey (talk) 19:14, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)