Proposal talk:A Wikipedia Museum

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Bad idea. I thought Wikipedia was going to replace things like museums and libraries. GVnayR 03:07, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

I think it's a good idea. A museum can give huge profits and can be really interesting. --Aushulz 14:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

I think that this idea is very original. I like it. Emijrp 14:34, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Wrong. Wikipedia has more than 3,000,000 articles in the English language right now and it's free to access unlike most museums. After Wikipedia becomes the most popular web site on the Internet, they should tear down all the libraries and museums and turn them into forests again. GVnayR 12:52, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I've never heard of a museum that generates profits, let alone huge ones. We are a global institution with global but digital contents, everything we have is supposedly a copy of something elsewhere, and our budget is counted in millions. Museums by definition have a physical presence in one place, their contents tend to be tangible and they prefer the unique and the original, they are also expensive to run - a museum in my city recently spent more on a renovation that wikimedia would need to permanently endow itself [1]. If we were to launch a museum building program we would want to remain global and would therefore need lots of museums, then having undertaken one of the most expensive building projects in history we would need contents for them (this is the bit that would really be expensive). I can see lots of opportunities for us to work with museums, but not to physically compete with them. WereSpielChequers 19:27, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Impact?

Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:04, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

References

  1. V&A £150m revamp