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Native name
Parent institution
Web page
Authority control

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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Institution/doc.

Syntax #1: for institutions with pages on Wikidata

{{Institution}} creates an infobox for GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) or other institutions to be customized in Institution: namespace pages and used in Institution" field of {{Artwork}}, {{Photograph}}, {{Art Photo}}, {{Book}} or {{Map}} in File description pages. The purpose of the field is to indicate the physical permanent location for the subject of a photograph. For example, Mona Lisa resides in Louvre so images of Mona Lisa will list Institution:Louvre in the "Institution" field.

This template will categorize into Category:Institution templates.

This template will categorize categories transcluding it and matching "Homecat" field into Category:Institution template home categories.
This template will categorize problematic institution infobox pages into subcategories of Category:Institution template maintenance.

Creation of new Institution templates

When creating a new Institution page use the following box :


{{Institution |wikidata= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
wikidata Wikidata item ID of the institution, like Q1. empty required

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: no namespace specified

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: no user group specified

Syntax #2: for institutions without pages on Wikidata


The template automatically sets the following categories:


 |name        =
 |native name =
 |location    =
 |latitude    =
 |longitude   =
 |established =
 |website     =
 |image       =
 |homecat     =
 |linkback    =
 |wikidata    =
 |option      =

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
name Name of the institution, museum, gallery or collection, which will be shown in the uncollapsed part of the template (most of the time name should be the same as page name):
  • Provide links to Wikipedia articles and/or Commons galleries - this is important to avoid disambiguation problems and to allow users to easily find more information.
  • Best solution is to use {{LangSwitch}} to show the name in user's own language and provide link to an article in user's wikipedia. See here for more info.
  • Avoid using Language templates in this section.
  • Corresponds to the Wikidata label and sitelink
empty required
parent Name of parent institution. parent organization (P749) optional
native name Official name of the institution in the native language empty optional
location Institution location: usually a city name with a link to the location's page:
  • Template automatically places location inside {{city|city-name}} template which works as a lookup table connecting multiple spellings of cities to autotranslated city templates, its own translations or to the Commons galleries. If no suitable links are found than string is unchanged.
  • One can use one of autotranslated city templates (see Category:Multilingual tags: Locations). Those templates show the city name in the language of the viewer and provide links to the wikipedia pages in that language.
  • One can also use direct links to a gallery or Wikipedia article
  • Use {{RelativeLocation}} for relative locations, like "A near B".
  • Avoid using Language templates, like {{de|Paris}}, or {{LangSwitch}} template.
  • In case of small little known institutions, without Wikipedia articles of website addresses, this field could be used to provide street address using {{Building address}} template.
  • Corresponds to P276 (location) with fallback to P131 (is in the administrative territorial entity) on Wikidata
empty optional
latitude The latitude coordinate of the institution. empty optional
longitude The longitude coordinate of the institution. empty optional
OSM Link to OpenStreetMap way page. For example if OSM=58975404, then clicking OpenStreetMap icon will link to
  • Not sure what this corresponds to on Wikidata. Maybe P402 or P1282
empty optional
geopoly Polygon coordinates in lat1,lon1,height1 lat2,lon2,height2 lat3,lon3,height3 format. Clicking Google icon will link to polygon drawn in Google Maps.
  • Not available on Wikidata (yet).
empty optional
established Date of the institution's establishment. Example: 1997-03-31 empty optional
website Link to the institution external website empty optional
image Image of the institution empty optional
homecat Institution home category - used to categorize the institution page without categorizing images using it. Institution pages should be categorized using Homecat parameter only. Please do not add categories directly since those would be added to all the files and categories using the template. empty required
linkback name of specialized Institution: page used to provide a link back to it. If provided than an icon Icons-mini-icon link.gif will be shown in the top line, after the name. Clicking this icon will bring user to the proper Institution: page. empty optional
authority As of May 2016 it is recommended to add "Wikidata" parameter and add any authority control parameters to wikidata instead of Institution template. Then proper authority control information will be displayed. For older templates, this field was used for Authority control data displayed using a call to {{Authority control|...|bare=1}}. See for example Institution:Bibliothèque Municipale, Saint-Germain-en-Laye. empty deprecated
inventory Link to the institution or museum inventory page, like Inventory Glyptothek Munich
  • No corresponding Wikidata property (yet).
empty optional
wikidata Link to the Wikidata item of the institution, like q1.
  • That's the item where we're grabbing al the Wikidata information from
empty optional
option Template {{Institution}} is mostly used to create custom templates in "Institution" namespace specific to a single institution. Option parameter should always be set to |option = {{{1|}}} and is used to pass information from users of the custom templates to the {{Institution}} template code. For example if one calls {{Institution:Louvre|1234}}, the "1234" will be passed as argument option to the {{Institution}} template. That mechanism is used extensively with {{Creator}} templates, but in case of {{Institution}} templates it is used at the moment only to pass information if template should be initially collapsed or not. The wikitext {{Institution:Louvre|collapse}} will create collapsed Institution:Louvre template. empty required

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the main or gallery namespace (unprefixed)

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Relies on:

See also

Translations at Module:I18n/institution


Institution:Glyptothek Munich, rendered as

Glyptothek  Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q162077  (Inventory)
Native name Glyptothek
Location Munich
Coordinates 48° 08′ 47″ N, 11° 33′ 57″ E Link to OpenStreetMap Link to Google Maps
Established 1830
Web page Glyptothek
Authority control

has source code:

 | option   = {{{1|}}} <!-- Do not modify -->
 | name = {{LangSwitch
   |ca=[[:ca:Gliptoteca de Munic|Gliptoteca de Munic]]
   |de=[[:de:Glyptothek (München)|Glyptothek, München]]
   |en=[[:en:Glyptothek|Glyptothek, Munich]]
   |es=[[:es:Gliptoteca de Múnich|Gliptoteca de Múnich]]
   |fr=[[:fr:Glyptothèque de Munich|Glyptothèque de Munich]]
   |it=[[:it:Gliptoteca (Monaco di Baviera)|Gliptoteca di Monaco di Baviera]]
   |mk=[[:mk:Глиптотека|Глиптотека, Минхен]]
   |pl=[[:pl:Gliptoteka monachijska|Gliptoteka monachijska]]
   |pt=[[:pt:Glyptothek|Glyptothek, Munique]]
   |ro=[[:ro:Gliptoteca de la München|Gliptoteca de la München]]
   |ru=[[:ru:Глиптотека (Мюнхен)|Мюнхенская глиптотека]]
 | native name = Glyptothek
 | location  = {{Munich}}
 | established = 1830
 | inventory = Inventory Glyptothek Munich
 | website   = [ Glyptothek]
 | image     = Glyptothek 1900.jpg
 | wikidata  = Q162077
This page is saved at "Institution:Glyptothek Munich" and used by typing {{Institution:Glyptothek Munich}}