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Proposal status: Inactive (inactive)
Proposed by: PanierAvide
Tagging: historic=artifact
Applies to: node way area
Definition: Miscellaneous non-artistic objects in museums

Draft started: 2017-09-17


Coins and spoons are not art, but have an historical interest in a museum

An artifact is an object of historical importance. It should not be confused with historical objects of artistic importance. These should be mapped with the key tourism=artwork. That's why we need a dedicated tag to describe this kind of feature.


Arrows also are not art, but a piece of history

To add an artifact on the map, you might be interested first in indoor mapping. Then, you can put a node node, a way way or an area area where the object is located, and set the historic=artifact tag on it. You can add also other descriptive tags, like name=*, ref=*, image=*, wikidata=*... In order to refine the kind of feature, you can set a artifact=* tag.

Applies to

Any kind of objects in a museum which isn't a piece of artwork.


Artifacts are rendered in OpenLevelUp indoor maps.

See also