Wikidata:Property proposal/artist-info location ID

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artist-info location ID[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

DescriptionIdentifier in the artist-info location database of exhibition records
Representsartist-info (Q55344434)
Data typeExternal identifier
DomainCommercial, non-commercial, institutional Entity code (Q?), Wikidata property related to art (Q27918607)
Allowed values[0-9]\d+
Allowed unitsno units
Example 1Kestnergesellschaft (Q565375)56
Example 2White Columns (Q12072840)2110
Example 3Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Q1410617)5929
Example 4Gallery van Diemen (Q28835258)19393
Planned useAdding artist-info location Id to artist-info (Q55344434) Statements.
As Identifier property on a Wikidata exhibition venue page (Gallery, Museum, Non-Profit, Collector/Foundation).
Number of IDs in source12285
Expected completenessalways incomplete
Formatter URL$1,$1,$1,$1
Robot and gadget jobsNo bots or gadgets
See alsoRKDartists ID (P650), ULAN ID (P245), Artnet artist ID (P3782), artist-info curator ID (P5488), artist-info artist ID (P5489)


This new Wikidata property for authority control for art location (art gallery, art museum, art non-profit, foundation) (Q?) would allow a better coverage of arts (Q2018526).
Identifying artists, curators and exhibition places ('location') through exhibition records has the quality of a reliable authority control.
As exhibitions are fundamental to the discourse in Modern and Contemporary Art, making them searchable with enables new possibilities for research and analytics.
It is different to authority control for people based on auction, library, dictionary (e.g. ThiemeBecker, Bénézit, Oxford) or artwork collection records (museums).
We are documenting with solo- and group-exhibitions at exhibition venues (galleries, museums, non-profit) with all participating artists and if possible with the curator from 1880 up to the present, worldwide.
Our sources are exhibition catalogs, archives, and ephemera. The interactive exhibition histories of artist-info show the relational structure and profiles of artists, curators and exhibition venues alike.
We include links to Wikipedia pages of artists, curators and locations on the related artist-info pages (10.431 as of July 8, 2018) for more biographical information as well as an authority control link to VIAF (includes Wikidata) and WorldCat (VIAF or LCCN based) for library holding information (14.108 as of July 8, 2018).
We publish our groundbreaking research based on exhibition records on
artist-info database was started 1993 and first published on the Internet in November 1996. You find as of July 8, 2018: 182.800 artists, 7.504 curators, 12.285 venues in 1.500 cities in 163 countries, 212.501 exhibitions (680.844 edges).
Access to all artist, curator and exhbition venue pages is free (no registration, no charges).
THHAP (talk) 10:17, 8 July 2018 (UTC)


*@Pintoch: Thank you for your advice. Example 1, 2, 3, 4 is corrected. THHAP (talk) 12:10, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, THHAP, Pintoch: ✓ Done: artist-info location ID (P5490). − Pintoch (talk) 09:03, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

  • @Pintoch: My outmost gratitude that this was possible!
    More thank you details at artist-info artist ID. THHAP (talk) 16:43, 20 July 2018 (UTC)