- Well hotel and museum are problematic too in the sense that they're not just for tourists. You hit some problems like this when you try to classify the world. Maybe it's better than lumping everything under man_made -- Harry Wood (talk) 01:28, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Dimensions are a key statistic about artworks. The traditional order is H×W(×D), for two-dimensional or three-dimensional works. I have tagged public sculptures using length=* for depth. —Michael Z. 2016-05-10 22:19 z
- Did you use meter as the standard unit according to Map Features/Units? --Marsupium (talk) 07:03, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
Murals as lines
Shouldn't murals be tagged on lines rather than nodes or areas? It makes more sense to put it on a node, but not on areas unless it's on the floor. But in the case of wall murals, I think it would make more sense if they were tagged on lines. What do you guys think?
A medium may be a technique, or it may be something that is applied to a support material. It can certainly be many things that are different from our conventional use of material, which is what a building or object is constructed from. And material can beneficially coexist with artwork:medium, as, for example, a wall mural can be tagged with artwork:medium=mural or artwork:medium=paint on a building with material=cinderblock.
Some examples of media that are not materials (in the OSM sense) include: mosaic, oil, acrylic, or just paint, projection, lighting or LEDs, audio installation, etching, or sandblasting. More at w:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_art_mediums. —Michael Z. 2017-07-23 17:07 z
Public art vs. exhibits
Following a recent discussion on Tagging, we need to distinguish between public art and exhibits. Summary: Public in this sense would mean artwork (be in murals, statues or whatever) in the street, park, shopping centre or foyer of an open building. It would need to be publicly accessible, without payment of an entry fee. By this concept, exhibitions in a museum or gallery won't be public art. The key 'exhibit' has some use already and was found suitable for the purpose, in this case here as exhibit=artwork.--Polarbear w (talk) 14:29, 31 January 2018 (UTC)