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Welcome! About the project Participate Resources Progress Connect with us

How to participate

Please help us improve the information available for cultural heritage institutions. For example, what city a museum is located in, what collections it holds, the official website or the year it opened. Monumental is the tool we have created to help you do that.

Create a Wikimedia account

Click here to create a Wikimedia account

You will have to log in with your Wikimedia account to use Monumental. This account is for all Wikimedia projects including Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons etc, so if you have contributed to one of those projects you will already have an account.

Monumental – your portal to cultural heritage institutions on Wikidata

Step 1: Log in to Monumental

Click here to open Monumental

  • Click the LOGIN button in the top right of the page on Monumental.
  • If you were not already logged in to Wikimedia, you will be asked for your username and password.
  • If it's your first time logging in, a pop-up will appear asking you to authorise edits via OAuth. Click on Allow.
  • You will be redirected back to Monumental. You will now see your username in the upper right corner.
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Step 2: Identify an institution you want to add information about

There are three ways to find institutions to add information to:

  • Use the list of cities on the front page of Monumental.
  • Use the search bar to show all the cultural heritage institutions in a municipality e.g Stockholm Municipality.
  • Use the search bar to find a specific institution.
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Step 3: Identify information missing from the page

After choosing an institution look at the information in the Information section of the page for information that you could add or improve.

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Step 4: Edit or add information

To add or change information:

  • Click the icon called EDIT at the top of the Information section
  • Add a piece of information
  • Click SAVE ALL at the top of the Information section
  • Repeat until all the information you want to add to that item has been added

Step 5: Share your experience

Congratulations! You just contributed to making the sum of human knowledge easily accessible to everyone, for free.

If you enjoyed it, make sure to tell others about your experience. You can use the hashtag #FindingGLAMs on social media.

Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Share your knowledge of databases and lists of cultural heritage institutions

Dataset Imports on Wikidata If you know of any lists or databases of cultural heritage institutions please fill out a form on our Dataset Imports page.