[Tagging] Art galleries/museums

John Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Feb 10 00:30:10 UTC 2016

In the US, gallery can refer to a museum, but it more commonly refers to a 
retail store selling art.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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On January 25, 2016 5:10:55 PM Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>    the German word "Galerie" is often used for art showrooms where you
> can actually buy the stuff on display. (I know a couple that are not
> larger than a typical hairdresser's.) Hence I wouldn't be surprised if
> many of the 415 tourism=gallery features in Germany were such
> establishments. They're certainly not museums.
>> I had a look at some
>> famous galleries: the MoMA in New York, the Uffizi in Florence, the
>> National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Van Gogh Museum in
>> Amsterdam, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, and the Guggenheim Museum in
>> Bilbao. It turned out that all of them are tagged as tourism=museum.
> I'd probably have hesitated to tag them as "galleries", fearing I'd be
> responsible for OSM-reliant tourists requesting to know the sales price
> of an item in the MoMA ;)
> Bye
> Frederik
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