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  1. Initial discussions - March 2008
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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

Article alerts[edit]

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Thanks. — Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 09:26, 15 March, 2009 (UTC)

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

Moon-related images[edit]

FYI, several images on Commons have come up for discussion at WT:MOON concerning artefacts on display that may be of interest to you. -- 67.70.35.44 (talk) 21:12, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence[edit]

Today is my first day as Wikipedian in Residence at Thinktank, part of Birmingham Museums Trust.

I have a project page up at Wikipedia:GLAM/Thinktank where you can keep track of progress, and use the talk page if you have any questions or suggestions, or requests for help.

We'll be running two editathons/ backstage pass events, in the coming weeks. Please watch for announcements. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:51, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Requested edit on Corning Museum of Glass article[edit]

Hi - I'm an employee of the Corning Museum of Glass, and would like to avoid any COI issues by requesting an edit to the Corning Museum of Glass article. I've posted a request on the article's talk page, but thought it might be good to post the request here as well. The article currently has outdated information about the museum's new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, opening March 20, 2015 (the article has the temporary name - North Wing - and the original projected opening - 2014). More details and independent sources are on the talk page. Would another editor be able to review and approve the change and/or update the sentence? Thanks in advance! extabulis (talk) 21:25, 28 January 2015 (UTC)