Commons:WikiProject Museums/Images description

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Too many images on Commons are unusable because they are uploaded without sufficient description.

However, providing relevant informations on photos taken in museums is generally painless because these informations are often indicated in the museum caption (tip: always shoot it after the object itself). Notable among them are:

  • Author of the work
  • Title or name
  • Origin and date
  • Medium and dimensions
  • Comment
  • Accession number and credit line
  • Location inside the museum (room/case numbers)

To help users doing this stuff, and as the {{Information}} template is too generic for these purposes, several museum templates were elaborated, which provide an easy-to-fill layout with appropriate fields (see for instance {{Information British Museum}}). These templates are made from a meta-template, {{Meta information museum}}, so that if one is lacking for a museum it could be easily created.

Examples (see image descriptions)