Wikidata:WikiProject Museums

WikiProject Museums
The project Musée de France

The aim of the WikiProject Museums is :

  • to define properties for items related to museums and the rules of use for these properties (qualifiers, datatypes, ...)
  • to organize the creation and improving the quality of the elements

 Info You can use autoEdit tool to add quickly label and description on WikiProject Museums in many languages.

There are currently (Feb 2022) 64,236 museum items on Wikdata (query tool link).

According to The World Museum Community, there are more than 55 000 museums in 202 countries.[1]


Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
countryP17Itemcountry: sovereign state that this item is in (not to be used for human beings)Louvre Museum <country> France-
located in the administrative territorial entityP131Itemadministrative territorial entity: the item is located on the territory of the following administrative entity. Use P276 for specifying locations that are non-administrative places and for items about events. Use P1382 if the item falls only partially into the administrative entity.Louvre Museum <located in the administrative territorial entity> 1st arrondissement of Paris-
locationP276Itemphysical location: location of the object, structure or event. In the case of an administrative entity as containing item use P131. For statistical entities use P8138. In the case of a geographic entity use P706. Use P7153 for locations associated with the objectLouvre Museum <location> Louvre Palacecontains
located on streetP669Itemstreet: street, road, or square, where the item is located. To add the number, use Property:P670 "house number" as qualifier. Use property P6375 "street address", if there is no item for the streetLouvre Museum <located on street> rue de Rivoli-
street addressP6375Monolingual textaddress: full street address where subject is located. Include building number, city/locality, post code, but not country; use also P669 if the street has its own separate itemLouvre Museum <street address> rue de Rivoli-
coordinate locationP625Geographic coordinatesgeographic coordinate: geocoordinates of the subject. For Earth, please note that only WGS84 coordinating system is supported at the momentLouvre Museum <coordinate location> 48°51'39.92"N, 2°20'8.70"E-
headquarters locationP159Itemheadquarters, siège social, seat, episcopal see and titular see: city or town, where an organization's headquarters is or has been situated. Use P276 qualifier for specific buildingNational Museum in Kraków <headquarters location> Main Building-

If the property location (P276) has a value, coordinate location (P625) is not mandatory.

Practical information

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
feeP2555Quantityfee: fee or toll payable to use, transit or enter the subject (only for one-time fees, do NOT use it for an ongoing fee, tuition fee or trading fee)Louvre Museum <fee> -
payment types acceptedP2851Itempayment: types of payment accepted by a venueLouvre Museum <payment types accepted> -
open daysP3025Itemdays in the week subject item is open within the opening seasonLouvre Museum <open days> -
closed onP3026Itemexceptions to open days (P3025), usually special datesLouvre Museum <closed on> -
open period fromP3027Itemqualifier to P3025 (open days) for season when open days applyLouvre Museum <open period from> -
open period toP3028Itemqualifier to P3025 (open days) for season when open days applyLouvre Museum <open period to> -
disabled accessibilityP2846Itemwheelchair accessibility and accessibility for people with visual disabilities: describes disabled accessibility of location or eventLouvre Museum <disabled accessibility> wheelchair accessible-


Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
phone numberP1329Stringtelephone number: telephone number in standard format (RFC3966), without 'tel:' prefixLouvre Museum <phone number> +33 1 40 20 53 17-
fax numberP2900Stringfax number: telephone number of a facsimile lineLouvre Museum <fax number> +33 1 40 20 54 52-
email addressP968URLemail address: email address, prefixed with mailto:Louvre Museum <email address>
official websiteP856URLofficial website and home page: URL of the official page of an item (current or former). Usage: If a listed URL no longer points to the official website, do not remove it, but see the "Hijacked or dead websites" section of the Talk pageLouvre Museum <official website>
logo imageP154Commons media filelogo: graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and productsNational Gallery of Canada <logo image> National Gallery of Canada logo.svg-
X usernameP2002External identifierX account: username on X (formerly Twitter); do not include the '@' symbolLouvre Museum <X username> MuseeLouvre-
Instagram usernameP2003External identifieritem's username on InstagramLouvre Museum <Instagram username> museelouvre-
Facebook usernameP2013External identifierFacebook page: identifier for an official (preferably) Facebook person, product or organization page (everything that follows URL part '')Louvre Museum <Facebook username> museedulouvre-
YouTube channel IDP2397External identifierYouTube channel ID, YouTube and YouTube Music: ID of the YouTube channel of a person or organisation (not to be confused with the name of the channel) The ID can also be used for IDsLouvre Museum <YouTube channel ID> UCafm6w_rPndqAtokQy04Jdw-
GitHub usernameP2037External identifierusername of this project, person or organization on GitHubBritish Museum <GitHub username> BritishMuseum-
Google Maps Customer IDP3749External identifierin Google Maps, Customer identifier for a placeLouvre Museum <Google Maps Customer ID> 13363865620386383060-
TripAdvisor IDP3134External identifieridentifier of a place (region, hotel, restaurant, attraction), in TripAdvisorLouvre Museum <TripAdvisor ID> g187147-d188757-
Yelp IDP3108External identifieridentifier of a place, in Yelp.comLouvre Museum <Yelp ID> musée-du-louvre-paris-2-
Michelin Voyages IDP4161External identifierGuide Vert and Michelin Guide: identifier for a place in the website Michelin VoyagesLouvre Museum <Michelin Voyages ID> europe/france/ile-de-france/ville-de-paris/paris/musee-du-louvre-
Instagram location IDP4173External identifieridentifier for a location on InstagramLouvre Museum <Instagram location ID> 683630-


Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
inceptionP571Point in timedate of establishment: time when an entity begins to exist; for date of official opening use P1619Louvre Museum <inception> 1792-
dissolved, abolished or demolished dateP576Point in timedate of dissolution, abolition or demolition: point in time at which the subject (organisation, building) ceased to exist; see "date of official closure" (P3999) for closing a facility, "service retirement" (P730) for retiring equipment, "discontinued date" (P2669) for stopping a productDeutsches Museum <dissolved, abolished or demolished date> 1939-

Specific for museum

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
director / managerP1037Itemleader of organization: person who manages any kind of groupLouvre Museum <director / manager> Jean-Luc Martinez-
visitors per yearP1174Quantitynumber of visitors per year: number of people visiting a location or an event each yearLouvre Museum <visitors per year> 9,330,000±5000-
Commons Institution pageP1612StringCommons Institution page: name of the institutions's page on Wikimedia Commons (without the prefix "Institution")Louvre Museum <Commons Institution page> Louvre-
collection or exhibition sizeP1436Quantitynumber of items in a collection or exhibitionLouvre Museum <collection or exhibition size> 460,000±5000-

Identifier properties

  • Property:P791 ISIL ID (P791) International Standard Identifier for Libraries and Related Organizations

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  1. Frequently Asked Questions - The World Museum Community