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Welcome to the Museums WikiProject! A chunk of this text has been stolen borrowed under GFDL ;) from other Wiki Projects.

  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage of museums.
  • Improve quality of existing articles
  • Expand smaller museums in non-English dominant countries where articles are little more than a sentence.
  • Create guidelines for articles about museums.
  • The project covers all articles about museums in a wide range of disciplines and locations throughout the world. By member consensus, it does not include aquaria, herbaria, zoos and other non-museum 'collections' because these are well-covered in other projects.
  • For those within the museum sector, and collaborations between Wikipedia and institutions, see Wikipedia:Advice for the cultural sector.

To Do Edit

Ongoing cleanup Edit

There is an ongoing cleanup/developing in the undeveloped stub articles of Category:Museums in Greece to determine which of them meet with notability standards, develop them to at least basic stubs and nominate for deletion all the rest. You can help here. Participants: User:Thaliapap, User:Hoverfish

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Articles needing tagging Edit

A Bot/user using AWB is helping generate a list of articles that are in one or more of the museum subcats but not tagged for WP:Museum. Any help is welcome going through the list & removing those that shouldn't be tagged & tagging those that should. If there's a large list, it may be possible for a bot to work through the list

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Museums and libraries AfDs Edit

Knysna fine art Edit

Knysna fine art (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) – (View AfD | edits since nomination)
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Lack of notability. My confidence in the sources is not enhanced by the fact that all of them are blocked by the library where I edit. TheLongTone (talk) 13:32, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I submit that the subject of the article should be eligible for publication as the gallery in question is the largest of its kind in South Africa. I have added additional sources since first publication DoubleTripleYou (talk) 09:34, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Museums and libraries Proposed Deletions Edit

Recognized content Edit

Featured articles Edit

Baden-Powell HouseBiblioteca MarcianaBodiam CastleBruce CastleCeilings of the Natural History Museum, LondonChartwellThe CloistersUSS ConstitutionCragsideFord Piquette Avenue PlantHajj: Journey to the Heart of IslamHam HouseHockey Hall of FameIcelandic Phallological MuseumLiterary HallLittle Moreton HallLudwigsburg PalaceManzanarMary RoseUSS Missouri (BB-63)Museum of Bad ArtNorton PrioryPalazzo PittiFranklin PealeTower of LondonJohn Treloar (museum administrator)HMS Warrior (1860)West Wycombe Park

Former featured articles Edit

New Orleans Mint

Featured lists Edit

Leuchtenberg GalleryList of Smithsonian museumsList of video games in the Museum of Modern ArtList of museums in SomersetList of National Treasures of Japan (crafts: others)

A-Class articles Edit

National Baseball Hall of Fame and MuseumUSS Texas (BB-35)

Good articles Edit

Alatskivi CastleArnolfiniBaltic Centre for Contemporary ArtBarrington CourtBath AbbeyBath Assembly RoomsBeckford's TowerBeit Al QuranHMS BelfastBlagdon LakeBlaise Castle EstateBritish EngineeriumBritish LibraryByne's diseaseCasa de EstudilloChurchill War RoomsClevedon CourtClinton Presidential CenterColeridge CottageCopia (museum)Craigflower Manor and SchoolhouseCroatian Natural History MuseumCummer Museum of Art and GardensCurrency BuildingDakshinaChitraDebbane PalaceDerwent Valley MillsDuSable Black History Museum and Education CenterDunster CastleDunster Working WatermillDyrham ParkEbenezer Avery HouseEisenhower National Historic SiteEllwood HouseFarleigh Hungerford CastleForbidden CityFort DansborgFyne CourtGarbage MuseumJordan GellerGetty CenterGetty VillaGlastonbury AbbeyGlenstoneGolden Age of Trucking MuseumAlice GraySS Great BritainGwinnett Environmental & Heritage CenterHallie Ford Museum of ArtHoly Jesus HospitalImperial War Museum DuxfordImperial War MuseumImperial War Museum NorthIndianapolis Museum of ArtIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum theftJewel TowerJohn F. Kennedy Presidential Library and MuseumWilliam B. JordanKenilworth CastleKhalili Collection of Aramaic DocumentsKing John's Hunting Lodge, AxbridgeKingston LacyLacock AbbeyLetocetumLouvre Abu DhabiLouvreLyme ParkLytes CaryMadame Tussauds Hong KongUSS Massachusetts (BB-59)Anna Maria Luisa de' MediciMontacute HouseMuseum de Oude WoldenMuseum of Contemporary Art AustraliaMuseum of Contemporary Art ChicagoThe Museum of CuriosityMuseum of Socialist ArtMy Old Kentucky Home State ParkNapoleonic looting of artNational GalleryNational Museum of BeirutNational Museum of African ArtNational Press MonumentUSS North Carolina (BB-55)Old Korean Legation MuseumOld Stone House (Washington, D.C.)Palais Rohan, StrasbourgPalanga Amber MuseumPearl Harbor Aviation MuseumPenrhyn CastlePetersen Rock GardenPortrait of Count Stanislas PotockiWalter PotterPowis CastleThe Precious LegacyThe Priest's House, MuchelneyRancho CamulosRed MuseumReport on the restitution of African cultural heritageRice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

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Former good articles Edit

City and Town Hall (Rochelle, Illinois)Flat Top ManorJuliana ForceGunston HallHarness Racing Museum & Hall of FameKentucky Railway MuseumMark Twain HouseMet GalaMuseum of the Portuguese LanguageNorth Carolina Transportation MuseumSistine ChapelTower Building of the Little Rock ArsenalVilnius Castle ComplexWhite Pine Village

Good article nominees Edit

Strangers' Hall

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Did you know? articles Edit

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell (2023-09-25)Gladys Quander Tancil (2023-08-09)National Jewellery Museum (Morocco) (2023-07-12)Republican Palace Museum (2023-06-07)Portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki (2023-06-02)Richard Childress Racing Museum (2023-04-08)Powis Castle (2023-03-24)Rancho Obi-Wan (2023-03-20)Penrhyn Castle (2023-03-17)Paul Delvaux Museum (2023-01-08)Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam (2022-12-31)Hasanpaşa Gasworks (2022-11-01)Pokémon Fossil Museum (2022-10-31)Patterson's Spade Mill (2022-10-28)Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (2022-09-16)Bangabandhu Memorial Museum (2022-09-13)BlossomWatch (2022-08-21)Knowles Mill (2022-08-11)Museo Cabeza de Juárez (2022-07-28)Deutsches Romantik-Museum (2022-07-28)Sakhalin Regional Museum (2022-06-19)Puente de Fierro (2022-05-28)Fosterfields (2022-05-20)Ashton Hawkins (2022-04-27)Museum of Sexual Cultures (2022-04-11)Froggyland (2022-04-09)Napoleonic looting of art (2022-04-08)Horpyna Vatchenko (2022-04-02)Alena Aladava (2022-03-21)Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre (2022-03-07)Museum of Classic Sci-Fi (2022-03-03)Casa Rull Museum (2022-02-21)International Vinegar Museum (2022-02-14)Stahls Automotive Collection (2022-02-11)Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2022-02-07)Stanton Catlin (2022-01-09)Phil Silvers Archival Museum (2022-01-02)Wenzhou Museum (2021-12-19)Maison James Norman Hall (2021-11-26)Harry Ferris Brazenor (2021-10-26)Jersey Maritime Museum (2021-10-23)Ham House (2021-10-17)Report on the restitution of African cultural heritage (2021-09-21)National Museum of Vanuatu (2021-09-08)Tāoga Niue Museum (2021-09-03)Huanaki Cultural Centre & Museum (2021-09-03)Cook Islands National Museum (2021-09-02)James Dickinson (taxidermist) (2021-08-28)Land of Lost Content (museum) (2021-08-27)Leeds Tiger (2021-07-24)Jordan Geller (2021-07-08)National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History (2021-06-28)Amna Suraka (2021-06-18)Casa Anchieta (2021-06-12)Robert Louis Stevenson Museum (2021-06-05)Museum of French Art (2021-05-31)Musée de l'Amérique francophone (2021-05-18)Musée Archéologique de Dijon (2021-05-18)Museum of Literature Ireland (2021-05-18)Kosrae State Museum (2021-05-18)Kimiuo Aisek Memorial Museum (2021-05-18)Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art (2021-05-18)Michael Xufu Huang (2021-05-07)Currency Building (2021-05-05)Hunterdon Art Museum (2021-04-19)Vladimir K. Arseniev Museum of Far East History (2021-04-09)Former British Consulate of Hakodate (2021-03-21)Sèvres Egyptian Service (2021-02-10)Khalili Collection of Aramaic Documents (2021-01-12)Violet Crowther (2021-01-10)Nationalmuseum robbery (2021-01-04)Sendai City Tomizawa Site Museum (2020-12-18)Cannabis Museum (Japan) (2020-12-15)Delaware County Institute of Science (2020-11-17)William B. Jordan (2020-09-28)Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery (2020-09-12)Matchstick Marvels Museum (2020-09-10)Nemuro City Museum of History and Nature (2020-09-09)Dia Bridgehampton (2020-08-12)Debbane Palace (2020-08-07)The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry (2020-07-22)List of Dia Art Foundation locations and sites (2020-07-18)Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse (2020-06-12)Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan (2020-06-10)Atatürk's Residence and Railway Museum (2020-06-07)Old Jail Art Center (2020-05-29)Longview Museum of Fine Arts (2020-04-21)Khalili Collection of Kimono (2020-04-18)The Duke's Diwan (2020-02-12)Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum (2020-02-10)Lincoln University Art Collection (2020-01-12)Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás (2020-01-08)Crossroads Village (Michigan) (2019-12-28)Michigan Firehouse Museum (2019-11-14)Memorial and Education Centre Andreasstraße (2019-10-03)Bill's Old Bike Barn (2019-09-28)C. G. Jung House Museum (2019-09-05)The Precious Legacy (2019-08-29)Asthall barrow (2019-08-02)Mikhailovsky Palace (2019-06-21)

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Main page featured articles Edit

Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam (2023-05-17)Ham House (2022-02-28)Biblioteca Marciana (2021-03-25)Ceilings of the Natural History Museum, London (2020-07-30)Baden-Powell House (2020-02-08)Chartwell (2019-09-29)Ludwigsburg Palace (2019-05-18)The Cloisters (2018-12-01)Ford Piquette Avenue Plant (2018-06-16)Cragside (2018-02-09)Literary Hall (2017-09-23)HMS Warrior (1860) (2015-12-29)USS Constitution (2015-02-20)Franklin Peale (2014-04-14)John Treloar (museum administrator) (2013-11-11)Icelandic Phallological Museum (2013-03-16)Little Moreton Hall (2013-01-12)Bodiam Castle (2011-09-15)Tower of London (2010-09-29)Norton Priory (2010-08-22)Mary Rose (2010-07-19)Bruce Castle (2009-07-02)Museum of Bad Art (2009-04-01)Manzanar (2008-04-26)Hockey Hall of Fame (2008-03-07)West Wycombe Park (2007-07-03)New Orleans Mint (2007-03-07)Palazzo Pitti (2006-03-15)USS Missouri (BB-63) (2005-09-02)

In the News articles Edit

Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City (2021-07-22)Margaret Weston (2021-01-16)Ricardo Brennand (2020-04-26)Singer Laren (2020-03-31)National Museum of Brazil fire (2018-09-03)National Museum of Brazil (2018-09-03)Cheryll Sotheran (2017-12-31)National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi (2016-04-28)Bardo National Museum attack (2015-03-18)Jewish Museum of Belgium shooting (2014-05-25)Neues Museum (2009-10-18)Acropolis Museum (2009-06-20)

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DYK Edit

Updated DYK queryDid you know? was updated with a fact from the article, which members of this project created or substantially expanded.

  1. on 2011-08-21 Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
  2. on 2011-07-05 Cherry Hill Farmhouse
  3. on 2011-06-23 Athenaeum (Alexandria, Virginia)
  4. on 2011-06-16 Pamunkey Indian Tribe Museum
  5. on 2011-02-27 Croatian Museum of Naïve Art
  6. on 2009-10-20 Wings of a Dream Museum was created.
  7. on 2009-10-12 Museo del Aire (Cuba) was created.
  8. on 2008-11-18 National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey
  9. on 2008-11-10 Connecticut River Museum
  10. on 2008-10-07 National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  11. on 2008-09-22 Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center
  12. on 2008-09-14 Louvre Abu Dhabi
  13. on 2008-09-01 Rose Museum
  14. on 2008-08-23 National Museum of Catholic Art and History
  15. on 2008-07-09 Nassau County Museum of Art
  16. on 2008-07-08 International Checker Hall of Fame
  17. on 2008-06-22 Brigham Young University Museum of Art
  18. on 2008-06-15 Timexpo Museum
  19. on 2008-06-09 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
  20. On 2008-05-30 Vilnius Guggenheim Hermitage Museum
  21. On 2008-05-29 Museum at Bethel Woods
  22. On 2008-05-22 Champlain Valley Transportation Museum
  23. On 2008-05-26 Bluff Point Light
  24. On 2008-05-22 Seaway Trail Discovery Center
  25. On 2008-05-06 Bevier House Museum
  26. On 2008-05-05 Ilmin Museum of Art
  27. On 2008-05-04 Kingsland Homestead
  28. On 2008-04-25 Davison's Mill, Stelling Minnis
  29. On 2008-04-23 National Museum of Beirut
  30. On 2008-04-21 Chillenden Windmill
  31. On 2008-04-14 Bailey House Museum
  32. On 2008-03-28 Catalyst (museum)
  33. On 2008-03-23 Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
  34. On 2008-03-20 Grosvenor Museum
  35. On 2008-03-11 Yokohama Museum of Art
  36. On 2008-03-10 U.S. Army Transportation Museum
  37. On 2008-03-07 Museum Wharf
  38. On 2008-03-07 Kapodistrias Museum
  39. On 2008-02-28 Indiana Medical History Museum
  40. On 2008-02-22 Tramcars of the National Tramway Museum
  41. On 2008-02-06 Riley Birthplace and Museum
  42. On 2008-02-05 James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home
  43. On 2008-01-28 Polish Museum, Rapperswil
  44. On 2008-01-16 Matisse Museum (Le Cateau)
  45. On 2008-01-11 The Bakken
  46. On 2007-11-22 SantralIstanbul
  47. On 2007-10-20 Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
  48. On 2007-10-19 Yorkshire Museum
  49. On 2007-10-16 Sapporo Beer Museum
  50. On 2007-10-08 Building of Bath Museum
  51. On 2007-09-29 Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
  52. On 2007-09-11 American Advertising Museum
  53. On 2007-09-04 National Art Gallery of Singapore
  54. On 2007-09-02 Peshtigo Fire Museum
  55. On 2007-08-08 Hull Maritime Museum
  56. On 2007-08-08 Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
  57. On 2007-07-31 National Coach Museum
  58. On 2007-07-30 Bertramka
  59. On 2007-07-17 Ellwood House
  60. On 2007-07-12 Craigflower Manor and Schoolhouse
  61. On 2007-06-28 City and Town Hall
  62. On 2007-05-03 EAA AirVenture Museum
  63. On 2007-04-24 Oscar Niemeyer Museum
  64. On 2007-04-02 Rancho Camulos
  65. On 2007-03-26 Hallie Ford Museum of Art
  66. On 2007-03-23 Palanga Amber Museum
  67. On 2007-03-10 Barnum Museum
  68. On 2007-03-07 New Orleans Mint
  69. On 2007-03-04 National Art Museum of Ukraine
  70. On 2007-01-09 Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics
  71. On 2006-12-27 Living Museum of the Horse
  72. On 2006-11-07 West Wycombe Park
  73. On 2006-10-31 Pontus Hultén
  74. On 2006-10-12 Holophusikon
  75. On 2006-10-09 Vitra Design Museum
  76. On 2006-09-13 Cabinet des Médailles
  77. On 2006-09-06 Belton House
  78. On 2006-07-18 Philippe de Montebello
  79. On 2006-06-14 Perth Gaol
  80. On 2006-05-26 Neues Museum
  81. On 2006-05-03 Tennessee State Museum'
  82. On 2006-04-30 Reaper (sailing vessel)
  83. On 2006-04-30 V. I. Lenin Museum
  84. On 2006-04-17 Atchison County Historical Museum
  85. On 2006-04-13 Fersman Mineralogical Museum
  86. On 2006-04-10 Scottish Fisheries Museum
  87. On 2006-03-15 ASTRA National Museum Complex'
  88. On 2006-03-15 Palazzo Pitti'
  89. On 2006-03-06 Sanssouci Picture Gallery
  90. On 2006-01-25 Heide Museum of Modern Art
  91. On 2006-01-10 Museum of Sex
  92. On 2005-12-21 National Museum of Mali
  93. On 2005-09-02 USS Missouri (BB-63)
  94. On 2005-08-10 Capitoline Museums
  95. On 2005-01-30 Skyscraper Museum
  96. On 2004-12-23 Museum für Naturkunde
  97. On 2004-11-19 Smithsonian American Art Museum
  98. On 2004-07-12 State Historical Museum
  99. On 2004-07-03 Pergamon Museum
  100. On 2004-05-30 Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  101. On 2004-05-10 Burlesque Hall of Fame

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