Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Museums
- 1 Welcome
- 2 Untagged museums
- 3 Assessment examples
- 4 Article alerts
- 5 British Museum prize
- 6 Greetings from GLAM-Wiki US
- 7 WP: Exhibitions
- 8 Artist articles external links
- 9 List of museums and cultural institutions in New York City
- 10 Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Luohan, Royal Ontario Museum
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:
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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.
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British Museum prize
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.
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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.
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In light of the increase in GLAM projects internationally, I'd like to start a new WikiProject, WP:Exhibitions to help coordinate activities around major museum and gallery exhibitions. If you are interested in the project, please contact me here or on my talk page. I'm hoping to establish guidelines for creating, editing, and tagging articles on major exhibitions and to begin improving articles in this area of Wikipedia. OR drohowa (talk) 19:33, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
- I am interested and currently working on an exhibit for Wikipedia:GLAM/Ship. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 21:53, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
- I would definitely be interested. StarM 17:45, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
When choosing external links for bio articles, I think as many artworks as possible should be a few clicks away. Often a combination of known museums is a good choice, as they have both high quality images and intelligent databases. See what links I added at Jean Duvet, in whose case, Artcyclopedia had virtually all links broken, and Web Gallery of Art, only two works. Now I think this can be standardized by creating a template to link to the different museums databases, even thogh some links are technically to search pages. It could be collapsed like a navigation template, titled e.g. "Jean Duvet major collections". The closest thing in use now afaik is the album reviews and ratings thing. What do you think? trespassers william (talk) 00:27, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm working my way through this as the red links bug me. There's enough for a viable stub for most of these - but some that are part of a larger entity, i.e. Gallery Korea are a challenge. Thoughts on how best to proceed? StarM 17:44, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Dear museum experts: This old Afc submission is soon to be deleted as a stale draft. Is this a notable topic, and are the references reliable? Should the article be kept? —Anne Delong (talk) 20:13, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
- looking into this, thanks for the heads up StarM 01:52, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
- I deferred on on Feb 21. --any G13 afc should be deferred if there is any reason to think that an article is possible, especially if there's a chance someone is interested. I was uncertain whether or not it would be possible, so I deferred it as the safer course. That's fairly rare--about 80 to 90% of what's up for G13 is not conceivably likely to ever yield an article. (And, fwiw, not only can anyone at all defer a g13, anyone who would be prepared to defend the article at AfD can accept one. If others disagree, MfD or AfD is the remedy. ) DGG ( talk ) 03:49, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
So this is actually interesting. In researching this to broaden a scope, I think I actually found the parent article. I pinged the creator of the 2nd article, anyone wanting to chime in is welcome at Draft talk:Luohan (Buddhism) StarM 03:23, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
- Certainly the topic is notable - these are a highly important set, among the most famous Chinese ceramics, that the world's top collections have divided between themselves. They are covered in detail, with pictures, in the standard surveys: Sickman L & Soper A, The Art and Architecture of China, Pelican History of Art, 3rd ed 1971, Penguin (now Yale History of Art), LOC 70-125675, pp. 200-201, and Rawson, Jessica (ed). The British Museum Book of Chinese Art, 2007 (2nd edn), British Museum Press, ISBN 9780714124469, pp. 158-160. The article may not yet make that clear, but these . But the article would be better repurposed to cover the whole set. I never know how to extract articles from the hellish AFC process. Note that Seated Luohan from Yixian deals with British Museum's example from this set.Johnbod (talk) 15:34, 25 February 2014 (UTC)