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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
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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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Your view is welcome. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:35, 12 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Featured Article review for Empire of the Sultans edit

An article in the scope of this Wikiproject is currently up for Featured Article review. Input is welcomed to decide if this article is worthy of the FA rating. MartinPoulter (talk) 19:25, 18 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Since I posted the above notice, there has been more interest and the review process has progressed further, which I'm very grateful for. We still need more reviewers to take part, following the instructions at Wikipedia:FACSUPPORTOPPOSE. A great deal of work has gone into both the article and the review; this is a chance to make a community decision on the results. Thanks in advance for any help! MartinPoulter (talk) 13:20, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Adding Exhibition history subsection to Poster House article edit

Hello there! I'm reaching out to this WikiProject on behalf of my employer, Poster House. I have an active request on the PH Talk page. In that request, I'm asking editors to review a new subsection draft I've titled Exhibition history. My draft covers some of the more notable exhibitions the museum has held over the past five years. I've done my best to include only shows that have received coverage in reputable publications (NYTimes, Guardian, etc.) and to hew very closely to the information contained in those sources.

Here is a link to my request. If you have any questions, concerns, or constructive feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thanks! Aaron at Poster House (talk) 18:08, 23 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

International Museum Day 2024: Take part in the translation, media, and data challenges! edit


This May, we are celebrating the International Museum Day 2024 with a series of activities in which anyone can participate following this year’s theme: Museums for Education and Research. Individual Wikimedians, affiliates, and user groups are invited to respond to three challenges to increase museum coverage on Wikimedia: translation, media, and data.

1) Translation: Translate the New Museum Definition, launched in 2022 by ICOM, into as many languages as possible. To participate in the challenge, follow the instructions on this page.

2) Media: Document museums around the world working with education and research. Upload to Wikimedia Commons photos of their events, tours, and workshops; specialist libraries and archives; accessibility resources; or conservation in progress. Follow the instructions on this page, which includes a map of museums around the world.

3) Data:

- Structured Data on Commons: Add or enhance the data for images of museum buildings and spaces, as well as the collections they hold, such as paintings, sculptures, photographs, historical and natural objects, and manuscripts. The data challenge page suggests the types of data you can add, how to find images to work with, and different approaches to making edits.

- Wikidata: Add or enhance the items about museums. The data challenge page has queries to get started, such as museums on Wikidata without a country but with coordinates; paintings on Wikidata without an image; a list of curators by birthplace; as well as a table with a list of very important data missing from museums items on Wikidata by country.

If you register on this dashboard, your edits will be counted and shared with ICOM. This page has guidelines for organizing events and campaigns, including some beautiful visuals.

Wikimedia CH is also organizing a panel discussion for May 17th, about ‘Wikimedia, Museums, and Education’, including expert speakers from the museum sector. During the month, the chapter is also launching a series of short videos about museums. Stay tuned for those!

More about the #IMD2024 on the Meta-Wiki portal or this Diff blog post.

Best, GFontenelle (WMF) (talk) 23:33, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply