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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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List of Exhibitions on a themeEdit

Hi, a researcher I am working with is interested in created a page listing UK exhibitions on the topic of LGBT issues. I was just wondering if there was best practice tips I should know about.

Will we have problems meeting the notability requirements? Does the new page have to be a Draft which we submit?

Thank you.

Comprehensive list of art museums in the USEdit

Hello all. I’m new to editing Wikipedia but I’ve created a database that I would like to share publicly and I think this would be an appropriate forum. Spurred by the pandemic and the threat it poses to cultural venues, I gathered data about 1100 art museums in the US, including the names of their current directors. I’d like to create a list page in Wikipedia for this data, organized by state and linked where possible to existing Wikipedia pages. What do I need to consider before I begin? Museum Grrrl (talk) 14:31, 29 January 2022 (UTC)

A good place to ask about this would be Wikipedia:Teahouse. Ascendingrisingharmonising (talk) 15:19, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

FAR for USS MissouriEdit

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Draft TrackerEdit

Via a conversation on my Talk, I became aware of Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/Drafts. Do you think a similar list would be helpful here if we could figure out how to create it. Guessing from declined drafts of non notable organizations. Star Mississippi 23:01, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

I think it would be useful, but I don't have the know-how to do it @Star Mississippi! Lajmmoore (talk) 09:16, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Hauser & WirthEdit

Hello museum enthusiasts, it's nice to meet you all. I am hoping to help update and improve the Hauser & Wirth article, which is currently outdated and quite brief. I've posted some suggestions (with sources) at Talk:Hauser & Wirth and would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for the great work that you do! (talk) 07:34, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

Thanks IP 82. WIll have a look at this as soon as I can. Star Mississippi 14:13, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
Thanks Star Mississippi! Looking forward to your feedback. Sorry, just realized that I didn't log in previously- the above comment was me, and you can reach me on my Talk page as well. Maddy at H&W (talk) 08:24, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

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and turns it into something like

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Just for any who may not know it. I love this and have been using it for a good while. @Headbomb et al have done an amazing job. It's a good first look at what sources could be improved and which are OK from a quality POV. Star Mississippi 18:12, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova#Requested move 9 May 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova#Requested move 9 May 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Favonian (talk) 15:37, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Exploratory (museum)Edit

Hello, I've just been back to this stub and added a few things including a photo. I'm a bit of an amateur and couldn't get the wikimedia caption to show if anyone could help there. I want to request that the article title is changed and I don't know how to do that. Th museum was called the Exploratory Hands-on Science Centre then we can delete (museum). I'll continue adding stuff as I can find it - I have actual RSS press-cuttings from the period but it's an attic job! The article needs to be enlarged as this was an extremely important and unique UK science centre taking visitors from a very wide radius and gaining plenty of national press and broadcast. It was considered seminal in the field of Experiential learning. Any help would be fantastic. Thelisteninghand (talk) 21:30, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

I've moved the pagename for you @Thelisteninghand & its former name is now a redirect. Captions look OK to me. Please let me know if I can help further! Lajmmoore (talk) 09:13, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks very much for that and your kind offer. I don't know if anything can be changed but putting 'the exploratory' into wiki search gives a lot of entries before you see the article. Can a redirect also be made for 'The' Exploratory..? Thanks Thelisteninghand (talk) 16:55, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Importance ratingEdit

Exploratory Hands-on Science Centre is not rated. I'd say it was a unique and seminal hands-on centre in the UK, that was of medium if not high importance. Would anyone like to review my contributions there and give it a rating?Thelisteninghand (talk) 20:53, 23 May 2022 (UTC) The title should begin with 'The' - afraid I still can't work out how do do that edit. Thelisteninghand (talk) 20:55, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

Hi! It's fine as is, naming wise. Articles don't typically have the leading A/The in their name. See for example Metropolitan Museum of Art, British Museum, V&A Museum Star Mississippi 21:40, 23 May 2022 (UTC)