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This page is a proposal for a new Wikimedia Foundation Sister Project.
Status Under discussion
What is the proposed name for the project? Wikimuseum
Proposed project tagline Does your project have a tagline? (optional)
Project description
What is the project purpose? What will be its scope? How would it benefit to be part of Wikimedia?
It aims to dispose all content that can be arranged in a museum and that has enough notoriety for such, separated in small projects, like Museum of Art, Museum of Fossils etc.

It is different from Wikipedia, because the criteria of notoriety are different, it is not necessary that each object be covered by sources, for example, it is enough that it has “museum interest” (to be better defined the criteria). It is also different from Wikipedia by the provision of information (the image becomes the center), by the multilingual style, as in Wikidata, among others.

It differs from Commons because it not only stores images and catalogs them, but explains them, relates them, and does so in all possible languages, for public, like ina Museum. Will use Commons as archive.

It differs from the Wikidata because its information is not only objects but also contains a text.

I suggest that each page has a museum object, with a main photo and other photos (other angles, etc.) a larger text, and links as in wikidata for artist, place where it is found etc.

How many wikis?
Will there be many language versions or just on one multilingual wiki?
It would be a multilingual project, where the user decides which language to access. Kind of like it's done today at the Wikidata
How many languages?
Is the project going to be in one language or in many?
It would be a multilingual project, where the user decides which language to access. Kind of like it's done today at the Wikidata
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Technical requirements
If the project requires any new features that the MediaWiki software currently doesn't have, please describe in detail. Are additional MediaWiki extensions needed for the project?
Same extension of commons.
Development wiki no
Interested participants Felipe da Fonseca, --Los Vegas (talk) 14:32, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

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Felipe da Fonseca

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People interested[edit]

--Los Vegas (talk) 14:32, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

  • i like your great achieve project. i would love to contribute SamadheeDsilva (talk) 05:50, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
  • I would be interested in this project, keep me posted. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 15:36, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
  • If carried out, this project would interest me. Miguu (talk) 19:17, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
  • I would love to participate if this project goes well! -- Jay Jay Marcus Keize13 (talk)
  • Pretty interesting. I was thinking of something like this too. We have tons of old machins from the industrial age in Thiers, some still in use. It could even be filmed with people using it. -- Thibdx (talk) 18:24, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support ArepTicous talkcontribs 14:56, 6 May 2019 (UTC)