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Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation COI updates

Someone working for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has been trying to update the page to the museum's latest mission statement and brand identity, using copyrighted copy-pastes from After a couple copyvio warnings, they enlisted a sockpuppet or meat puppet for the same copyvio edits.

The article is probably out of date and should be updated, but with non-copyright violating text, and with third party citations. Anyone care to help? --Dennis Bratland (talk) 00:04, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Philadelphia Doll Museum

I've created an article about the Philadelphia Doll Museum, which is the only museum in the United States that emphasizes the preservation of black dolls. The museum offers a comprehensive look at the evolution of black dolls and the importance of them in the African American culture, and I would appreciate if you oversee the progression of the article. eg480510 (talk) 18:07, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

added a bit here and contributed to the talk page confo. It still needs more clean up but isn't in danger of a speedy any longer StarM 03:41, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Royal Armouries Museum

This appears to have out of date info after cuts (Peace Gallery not in current website, etc), as well as being largely unreferenced. Someone might like to have a look? PamD 13:56, 13 March 2012 (UTC)


Wikipedia:HighBeam describes a limited opportunity for Wikipedia editors to have access to HighBeam Research.
Wavelength (talk) 18:19, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Could someone rate the Crystal Bridges article? It's still tagged as a stub and its importance has not been rated. Time for an update imo. Apologize if this is not the right place to make such a request.

Norlns22 (talk)

totally appropriate place, ut I'm not sure there's a formal rating system yet. Any thoughts? StarM 02:54, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Activity on guideline talk

Hi! I first tweaked the Wikipedia:WikiProject Museums/Guideline sequence, which wound up reverted fairly quickly, so now there's an active discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Museums/Guideline about the sequence of sections. You are invited and encouraged to chime in. Please also see the discussion about consolidating several sections which tend to be especially brief. -- ke4roh (talk) 03:11, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Reading the guideline, I didnt see anything specific which seemed *wrong*, but it's also not something I'd be overly worried about enforcing. It seems like someone's nice attempt to provide a point in time list of good ideas about making articles about museums better. I dont believe there was any consensus found when it was first written, since very very few people contributed and my comment asking whether it should be in a users sandbox rather than the project page remains effectively unanswered, except for some mild agreement from random editors who trip across this. If an editor wants to be bold and edit this draft, I dont see why they should not. dm (talk) 03:47, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
I think there might have been some earlier discussion, perhaps in the archive here? I don't think it can be enforced since not all museum articles can fit a prescribed structure so I wouldn't worry about diverting from it. StarM 01:54, 21 April 2012 (UTC)


Would anyone here be willing to have a look-see at Ataria? It was deleted at AfD for lack of notability and was very close to a complete copyvio. I did some work on it prior to restoring it to mainspace but it's still somewhat lacking. I wondered if anyone might know of some more local sources that might not come up via Google or a good starting point? I've also posted this to the Spain WikiProject. Thanks! StarM 20:06, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Staatlich Museen zu Berlin

There is an ongoing discussion at Talk:Berlin State Museums regarding the correct and common name for the organization. Comments and suggestions by this project's members would be most welcome. Thank you, -- Black Falcon (talk) 17:00, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Commas in DAB Titles

(I'll crosspost this to WP:India, as well)) Coming from Category:Science_museums_in_India, but present elsewhere, I'm sure is a little confusion. When disambiguating between the various Science City Museums, should there be a comma before the city name? I see it both ways. I also see one instance where the city name is before "Science City" and two where it's listed after. I don't have a particular preference, but I think it should be consistent. StarM 01:46, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Conservation and Collection Care Proposal

I have recently submitted a new WikiProject proposal that ties-in very closely with WikiProject Museums. The proposed project is WikiProject Conservation and Collection Care which, if approved, will aim to create new articles, as well as to gather existing articles, concerning conservation and collection care at museums, libraries, historic locations, archives, and other relevant sites into a collaborative project. While, technically this group could be considered a subcategory of both WikiProject Museums and WikiProject Libraries, many of the relevant pages are not specific to one group or the other. For example, historic landmarks and houses are not necessarily included in either group. I am therefore writing to your group to inform you of my decision to request a seperate group, as well as to inquire if a collaboration might be an option. Given the obvious close connection between the two projects, and my own inexperience with starting a WikiProject, I am open to suggestions, collaborations, and advice from a well-established group such as your own. Thank you.- AngelKelley (talk) 23:45, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi Angel. I think there are definitely opportunities for collaboration. There will be some overlap, but nothing that's detrimental. Will go look at your proposal as I'm not sure how that process works StarM 01:04, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you StarM! I appreciate your input and support. If the project is approved I would love to touch base with you to discuss the possible collaboration. I would hate for our projects to accidentally draft up the same article twice :)AngelKelley (talk) 18:37, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Image Use

I am currently editing the page for the Currier Museum of Art. I have been in contact with their librarian, who has been extremely helpful in getting information that isn't available online. However, one current issue is that, as I no longer live in the area, I can't take good pictures of the museum proper. There are not many images of this museum in the public domain and what is uploaded to Wikimedia is okay, but doesn't highlight the most interesting points of the museum. The librarian told me to use their Flickr pictures, taken by a staff member, but I know that violates a lot of policies for image upload. However, I do know there is a way to upload pictures at the request of the owner. I would like to do this, but I don't really know how or even if I can. I am fairly new and I do not have a firm grasp on how to upload images or make sure that they work. Any help would be appreciated, thank you! DebraHardy (talk) 19:38, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence at Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service

I started work this week, as 'Wikipedian in Residence' at Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service; please see Wikipedia:GLAM/SAHS. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:41, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Template:Infobox museum

Add to project cat WikiProject Museums. --ThT (talk) 13:41, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

To "The" or not to "The" - move request

Please see Talk:The_Wallace_Collection#Requested_move Johnbod (talk) 04:56, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Meteorite museums

Over at WikiProject Geology/Meteorites we're having a month long focus to eliminate red links either by starting new articles or by finding appropriate link targets within existing articles. We'd be very glad of WikiProject Museums' help with:

-Arb. (talk) 21:49, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

I took a pass at this but my German is very poor. StarM 05:44, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
You are a star, StarM. -Arb. (talk) 23:59, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Happy to help - feel free to let us know of any others that need attention StarM 05:28, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
I fixed the image by moving it to commons and added some categories. Interesting museum dm (talk) 06:35, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Women's History Month is in March


Hi everyone at WikiProject Museums!

Women's history month is around the corner, in March, and we're planning the second WikiWomen's History Month.

This event, which is organized by volunteers from the WikiWomen's Collaborative, supports improving coverage about women's history during the month of March. Events take place both offline and online. We are encouraging WikiProjects to focus on women's history related to their subject for the month of March. Ideas include:

  • Curators, historians, donors, and museum founders that were women or had an impact on women's history
  • Museums that focus on women and women's history

We hope you'll participate! You can list your your project focus here, and also help improve our to-do list. Thank you for all you do for Wikipedia and stop by my talk page with any questions! SarahStierch (talk) 00:25, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Untagged museums (redux)

back to working on last year's massive list of museums that are in a museum cat but aren't tagged for the project. The initial list was a bot generated list and since then a few of us have gone through it removing things that don't belong (objects in museums, works of art, etc) and sorting the list by those that should be tagged. I figure I'll ping BOTREQ for those that definitely should be tagged - but would love some extra eyes/opinions on those that need more discussion. Thoughts? Also, help sorting is always appreciated as it's a long slog. StarM 01:45, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Hey Star. I"ll help lend a hand, thanks for letting us know! SarahStierch (talk) 00:24, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I hope to have some more time to work on it again in the coming weeks StarM 03:18, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence: Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Hi all,

Just to let you know that the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums are advertising for a Wikipedian in Residence (announcement). It's a funded post, part-time through spring and early summer, based in Newcastle (so may well suit a student). Applications are open until 4th March. They're particularly interested in the prospect of someone wanting to work with the shipbuilding & industrial history collections, and digitising some of the material they have in their archives.

Details are available on their website, and there's some details about other upcoming UK residency programs here.

Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested, and feel free to get in touch with me if you've any questions! Andrew Gray (talk) 15:11, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Infobox museum

{{Infobox museum}} has been nominated for removal. -- (talk) 02:03, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Where? No note at the link. Johnbod (talk) 10:55, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
Ok Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_March_30#Template:Infobox_museum Johnbod (talk) 10:59, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
No it hasn't. Please read the nomination. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:29, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Backstage pass/ editathon at Queen Street Mill

A backstage pass tour and editathon will be held at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Burnley, England, on 4 May 2013. Please see Wikipedia:GLAM/QSMM/event. All welcome, but booking essential! Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:53, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

which infobox

I have been dabbling with some of the abbeys and have noticed that their are two distinctly different infoboxes in use, infobox historic site and monastery. Which is preferred? can there be a consensus reached on which to use? It has always bothered me when there are "inconsistecies". speednat (talk) 18:39, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

'monastery. I'd think because monastery is more specific it would be the preferred box for things that fit into its category, but then again, I wrote most of SA-500D which uses the NRHP infobox instead of the rocket infobox because elements of its history (location, dates, etc.) are more relevant than the vehicle's specs which can be found on Saturn V. ---- ke4roh (talk) 19:27, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Copyedit request for DYKnom of Ulucanlar Prison Museum

Hi all! I created an article on Ulucanlar Prison Museum and nominated it for DYK. It was requested that the article be copyedited. May I kindly ask your editorial board to help. Thank you in advance. CeeGee 09:47, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Iga-ryū Ninja Museum

FYI, Iga-ryū Ninja Museum has been suggested to be merged into the province article, see WT:WikiProject Martial arts -- (talk) 00:17, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

File:Florence 2008.jpg

File:Florence 2008.jpg has been nominated for deletion. -- (talk) 23:27, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

RfC of interest

Editors in this WikiProject may be interested in commenting at Talk:Creation Museum#RfC: "Biblical" or "Mythical" and "museum" or "facility"?. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:25, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

THanks, I had no idea such a museum even existed StarM 17:04, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that's one of the nice things about Wikipedia. --Tryptofish (talk) 19:51, 18 June 2013 (UTC)


image:Mucem-Villa-de-la-Mediterannee-Marseille.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:10, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Proposed merger

There's a proposal to merge the article Media&Technology into American Alliance of Museums. Members of this project might wish to comment at Talk:American Alliance of Museums. --Orlady (talk) 03:29, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Image Copyright

The copyright status for images of art and/or objects from museums is proving a bit difficult for me to get my head around. I have access to a huge range of photographs from the Golden Dragon Museum I am however finding it difficult to upload these due to copyright. I sent an email to Wikimedia that had a signed letter with permission from the museum director. I haven't heard back though and I want to know the precedent from other pictures from other museums around the world. Who holds copyright etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sir Langan (talkcontribs) 06:04, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Project - please help!

Hi Wikipedians,

I'm a member of a Cornell University student project aimed at improving the quality of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam page, currently classified as a C-Class Article. Over the next week or so, myself and two others (Wdevriescornell and eas295) will be researching and updating the page, and we'd like your help. We would love it if you guys critiqued our edits and discuss them with us on this talk page if you disagree or think we can improve somehow. Because we're still learning and we will be graded on our work, please don't just delete or redact our changes without giving us an explanation why you did on the museum's talk page. If you're interested in helping us out, please add the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam page to your Watchlist and feel free to post there or in my own personal talk page. We would really appreciate any help you can give!

IchiniSanti (talk) 01:57, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

GAN Museum de Oude Wolden

The article Museum de Oude Wolden is a GA nominee since 13 December 2013. If you are interested in reviewing the nomination, your help would be appreciated. – Editør (talk) 17:58, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Artist articles external links

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)

List of museums and cultural institutions in New York City

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)

WP: Exhibitions

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)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Luohan, Royal Ontario Museum

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)
Thanks, everyone, for taking this up. The discussion appears to have moved to Draft talk:Luohan (Buddhism)Anne Delong (talk) 18:03, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

anyone feel like tackling North Carolina

I came upon List of museums in North Carolina today when wikilinking one I'd built and the sea of red just saddens me. Although it's not done, I'm a little bored with my previous project (List of museums and cultural institutions in New York City) and think I'm going to tackle NC some. Anyone else interested? StarM 18:48, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Museum templates for lists by country

Hello. I have created three templates for the lists of museums by country (in the same fashion of the lists of monuments). They are {{museum begin}}, {{museum row}} and {{museum end}}. An example of usage is List of museums in Sudan. Comments are welcome (fields suggestions, etc). emijrp (talk) 14:45, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Queen Street Mill editathon

We're running another editathon, at Queen Street Mill in Burnley, England, on May 10. This is a fantastic opportunity to use the mill's archives and to meet and work with the curators. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:34, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

A reminder; this event is on Saturday. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:12, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Museums At Wikimania 2014

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Met Gala exhibit/fashion themes

I may have to remove the list of Met Gala themes unless someone can find a source for it. The list was added by what is almost a WP:SPA with minimal other activity on WP. If you can help, please come by or comment at Talk:Met_Gala#Met_Gala_exhibit.2Ffashion_themes.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 20:06, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Met Gala event day chairs

Given the success of my request above, I am asking if people would also be willing to help fill in Met_Gala#Honorary_event_day_chairs. Leave comments at Talk:Met_Gala#Event_day_chairs.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 12:14, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Met Gala Benefit Chair vs. Event Day Chair

Does anyone understand what the difference is between the Met Gala chair of the benefit and the (honorary) chair of the event day (e.g., Should we include both? Please comment at Talk:Met_Gala#Benefit_Chair_vs._Event_Day_Chair.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 23:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Museums At Wikimania 2014 (updated version)

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Museums nominated as vital articles

You can vote for National Palace Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Van Gogh Museum on Wikipedia talk:Vital articles/Expanded#Museums. – Editør (talk) 14:19, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

I am interested in expanding the information available on Banting House , which is a museum in London ON dedicated to Dr. Frederick Banting. I will add a lot to it soon, including many new resources, but I would love it if this project would contribute as well! Washoe42 (talk) 20:17, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Creation Museum discussion

A discussion about Creation Museum is underway at Talk:Creation_Museum#accreditation. – S. Rich (talk) 19:43, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Museum of Science Fiction

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

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

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

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

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal

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)

Disambiguation help needed!

Greetings! A number of museum-related disambiguation pages are on our list of most-linked pages this month. Any help in fixing the incoming links to these pages would be appreciated:

Cheers! bd2412 T 13:29, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

I got MoMI, I'll try to get to the others ASAP. StarM 02:14, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Moon-related images

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

WikiProject X is live!

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Wikipedian in Residence

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

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)

Museum of Art - Deland


I am an intern for the Museum of Art - Deland and have been tasked with editing the Wikipedia page to reflect the museum's new scope and additions. Right now I have access to a lot of information, both institutional and in files. The problem is properly citing it all and getting it on the page in a manner that is up to Wikipedia standards. I'm open to any suggestions and help, I'd like the page to be a reflection of bigger art museums but also reflective of the museum's small scale.

I'm new to Wikipedia so I don't know how to properly link stuff yet, so here's just a regular link to the page:,_Florida

Thoughts? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spinna17 (talkcontribs) 17:03, 21 February 2015 (UTC)


Hello, there are many museums in CAT:NN in the 2008-tagged articles, including Mohamed Nagy Museum. If anyone can help establish their notability, that would be great. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 20:19, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Literary museums

The museum article makes no mention of them, yet we have Category:Literary museums with so many entries. Do you think Literary museum or List of literary museums would be appropriate? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:03, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Request for guidance

Hi there! I'm a Wikimedian in Residence working with Glasgow Museums, hoping you can point me in the right direction. One of the museums has noticed factual inaccuracies on their museum's page, but obviously don't want to edit themselves, re COI. They've posted on the talk page but haven't received a reply - I wonder if this Wikiproject might be able to assist, or advise on the best place within the project to flag the issue(s)? Talk page is here. Many thanks. Lirazelf (talk) 15:05, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Location, hours and cost of entry for museums

Can a wikipedia page on a museum include the location, hours and cost of entry for museums? It reads like an advertisement but I could include a citation for this information from their website to at least improve this section. Any advice greatly received. Sezzlew (talk) 17:32, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Art Pavilion in Zagreb listed at Requested moves


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Art Pavilion in Zagreb to be moved to Art Pavilion, Zagreb. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:49, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject 19th-century American Music invitation

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Most courteous Greetings to you historical music lovers! Your participation is ardently sought in helping to establish one of Wikipedia's newest projects - 19-century American Music a collaborative venture to improve the coverage of '19th-century American Music' on the English Wikipedia. A treasure trove of adventure awaits you as we improve and expand upon the wealth, heritage, history and impact of this music genre. What is a project without participants like you? If your interest is piqued please leave your calling card and add your name to our proposed Project page. You will be kept informed of the development of this new project in the coming weeks. To leave your valuable opinions and suggestions, please contact me. With All Cordiality and The Very Best of Regards, Barbara (WVS) (talk) 14:44, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

GLAMing Madrid Challenge

Hello. I want to invite you to participate in a writing contest about three state museums in Madrid (Museum of Romaticism, Museo del Traje and National Archaeological Museum), from December 14, 2015 till January 14, 2016. You can join it in every language. More information in GLAMing Madrid Challenge. Thanks. --Millars (talk) 00:48, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata project


We have create a WikiProject Museums on Wikidata! You can participate, talk and modify all you want!

--Tubezlob (talk) 15:25, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

State sports halls of fame in the U.S.

If anyone is interested, the red links in Template:State sports halls of fame are states which have a sports hall of fame that don't currently have an article on Wikipedia. Lizard (talk) 01:48, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Visitor attractions and non-accredited museums in the UK

Have non-accredited museums been discussed by this project? There are a number of places that may be called a museum but are actually commercial visitor attractions. Generally speaking, these are not accredited as museums in the UK. There are also many museums which are non-accredited, often because they are small, local or new[1]. I think this distinction should be made clear so that readers may clearly understand if a place is an attraction or a museum. One option would be to add a section about accreditation to Museum. HistoryNeedsYou (talk) 15:10, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

But is this distinction clear in fact? Who is "accrediting"? The Museums Association, the main UK body, only claims 600 intstitutional members. The Arts Council scheme was only established in 1988, and claims 1,700 members (all-UK). I doubt that not being a member can really be held against institutions. How many "stately homes" or historic libraries belong, I wonder? Johnbod (talk) 15:45, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi John, thank you for responding. You have clarified the point I had attempted to make and added some very useful statistics. There are, of course, no clear boundaries between museum, heritage attraction and visitor attraction. My specific query was about places that call themselves a museum but are better described as a visitor attraction. A good example of clarity can be found with London Dungeon, which is open and honest about being a tourist attraction rather than a museum. The attraction that inspired my query, describes itself as a museum but is better described as a visitor attraction. The article describes it as both but the categorisation did not reflect the description. HistoryNeedsYou (talk) 11:38, 15 April 2016 (UTC)


Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Re-assessment

  • Ford Piquette Avenue Plant - Re-assessment requested. Apologies if this is the wrong place to request this, but the obvious place where you would put this, the assessment page for this WikiProject, does not have a section for re-assessment requests, as other WikiProjects do. Jackdude101 (Talk) 15:51, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Living Computer Museum, Seattle

Hello! We are in the process of updating the Living Computer Museums wikipedia page to include an updated list of computers available for use to the public and the programs available on each of those computers. We are also going to be updating a few of the linked articles about computers with knowledge from the archives. We have just started the project but hope to get a lot more done in the coming weeks. MBlairMartin (talk) 16:39, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Living Computer Museum

Hello! I posted this on the Assessment talk page as well but I have updated the Living Computer Museum page and added quite a bit of new information. Could someone reassess the article to help raise it past its stub rating? Thanks! MBlairMartin (talk) 22:11, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Alekos K. Damtsas Museum

I'm not able to find any sources on this entity. Does anyone happen to know if this is a real museum, and if it's notable enough to be included in the encyclopedia? K.e.coffman (talk) 00:25, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

@K.e.coffman: I have now prodded the article linked above. GeoffreyT2000 (talk, contribs) 00:03, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
The article is now at AfD. GeoffreyT2000 (talk, contribs) 01:12, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Bowers Museum

Could somebody from WP:MUSEUMS take a look at Bowers Museum? The article recently underwent a major expansion and some of the content seems a bit promotional to me. I also think there is an excessive number of images being used and the licensing of some of the files seems a bit iffy. Thanks in advance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:55, 10 December 2016 (UTC)


I started a discussion at Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_deletion/Common_outcomes#Museums about notability of museums. Comments are welcome! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 19:45, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Nominating Palais Rohan, Strasbourg for A-Class

This project doesn't operate an A-class, so this discussion isn't going to serve any useful purpose ‑ Iridescent 09:18, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The article failed its FAC, but it was much expanded and edited in the process since it became a GA, and actually got some support: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Palais Rohan, Strasbourg/archive1. It most probably fulfils all the criteria to be promoted A-Class. Thank you in advance to all future reviewers! --Edelseider (talk) 22:03, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Comment: Before the Palais Rohan article is judged for its quality, it might be held up as an example of how much clean-up and copyediting work a single sloppy, contentious, self-promoting editor with an aversion to edit summaries can generate for the Wikipedia community. Eric talk 01:06, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
    Is that a personal attack? Shall I report you for this? By the tone of your comment, I think that you are a bitter person. Maybe your own life is punishment enough. Edelseider (talk) 07:27, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Which name to use, local or English-ized?

I've noticed that a lot of articles (not just museums actually) use one name in the title and another in the text or infobox. For example, Denis Diderot House of Enlightenment; the actual name of the museum is 'La Maison des Lumières Denis Diderot'. The infobox has the French name and the article has both the French name and 'House of Enlightenment, Denis Diderot'. I've seen lots of variations in other articles. It seems that the name of the museum in its home country is the name that should be used in the article, and a translation could be given in the text and/or infobox. Is there any consensus on how this should be handled? Leschnei (talk) 15:26, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Using the local name and the translation in the text and the infobox would be helpful to the reader. Mitzi.humphrey (talk) 20:28, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

I took another look at MOS:Article titles, and it says to use the name that predominates in English language reliable sources if possible. Otherwise, "follow the conventions of the language appropriate to the subject". So, smaller museums that are not widely written about outside of their home country would generally have local names, I guess. Leschnei (talk) 01:57, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
Sort of! The trouble is a google search will typically throw up lots of tourist guides, often locally written and poorly-translated, whereas an English name used by sources in specialist sources may be missed entirely. The size and importance of the museum is one factor, but the difficulty (for Anglophones) of the language may be another - it will be more often appropriate to use English for Hungarian museums than French or Italian ones for example - Hungarian National Museum (National Museum of Hungary redirecting), rather than Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, and Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest) not Szépművészeti Múzeum for the main gallery of paintings (in typical Hungarian style, the Hungarian National Gallery is something else entirely). Generally I think we should lean towards English for large museums, and the local language for really small ones, unless they are very simply translated, as in "Footown Museum". The untypical Diderot name is an interesting example; I would be inclined to go for the French. Johnbod (talk) 13:48, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
There's also an issue that the common name in English isn't necessarily the name the institution themselves use in English-language materials, and even the institutions themselves can't always make up their minds what the official translation of their name is. To take a couple of high-profile examples, the Musée d'Orsay can't make up their mind whether their English-language name is "Musée d'Orsay" or "Orsay Museum", while the Hermitage Museum have spent the last century flipping between "The Hermitage", "Hermitage Museum" and "The State Hermitage Museum" (you'll find all three in both their publications and on their English-language website). Plus, as Johnbod says a Google search will be misleading, since it will bring up lots of tourist guides which generally use whatever the local name is (as they're aimed at people trying to navigate there on public transport, for whom which bus stop to get off at and which sign to look out for are the main considerations). ‑ Iridescent 14:18, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Good questions and points, all. I would agree that if there's any doubt or ambiguity, we would do best to err on the side of using the native name, with an initial translation to clarify. Eric talk 14:53, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

articles for deletion

Please consider commenting at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Museo de Sabanero and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Malacca Al-Quran Museum.

Relatedly, is there a WikiProject Museums guideline on notability of museums, or other advice for editors considering museum articles? --doncram 19:22, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

When I was more active, I think it was WP:ORG but not sure if that's still considered relevant StarM 02:05, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"

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You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.

WikiProject Museums participants may be particularly interested in the following category: Category:Cannabis museums.

For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 20:42, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

In particular, please note we have several museums on our list of redlinks:
Thanks! Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 23:13, 15 April 2017 (UTC)