Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Museums

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  1. Initial discussions - March 2008
  2. April 2008 - July 2009
  3. July - November 2009
  4. July 2009 - February 2012
  5. February 2012 - Present


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

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

Geological/ paleontological conservation[edit]

It will be possible to add a section in conservation and preparation of geological and paleontological material? This specialty is the big discounted!