Author Archives: wittylama

New Systems for Documenting Public Art

Richard McCoy summarizes the outcomes of IUPUI Museum Studies’ documentation project at the Indiana Statehouse and discusses the future of Wikiproject Public Art. Continue reading

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A series of unrelated things

This post is a bit of a random collection of things that are interesting (to me at least) that have come up in the last few months: One. The Brooklyn Museum in New York recently launched an exhibition on the … Continue reading

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How to make cultural collaborations scale?

The way it was There was a time when the idea of the Wikimedia community and a culture sector organisation undertaking a collaboration project would have been looked at with extreme skepticism – from both directions. It was rare for … Continue reading

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The NPG at GLAM-WIKI

Q) Who would you least expect to attend GLAM-WIKI:UK? A) The head of rights & reproductions at the National Portrait Gallery Yesterday Wikimedia UK formally announced the schedule for the forthcoming conference which includes an opening keynote by Cory Doctorow … Continue reading

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Let the Fundraiser begin

This is the first time I’ve visited the Wikimedia Foundation offices in their current location. It’s always lovely to be able to see a physical manifestation of the Wikiverse (be it at a meetup or Wikimania etc.) but to see … Continue reading

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Backstage Pass at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Yesterday the Indiana Wikimedia community was invited along to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (the largest in the world of its kind) for a “backstage pass” tour as the opening event of a burgeoning relationship between that museum and Wikimedia. … Continue reading

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e-volunteer program

One of the things I often ask of GLAMs is “do you have a volunteer program?” (and everyone generally puts their hand up) and then “do you have an e-volunteer program” (at which point everyone puts their hand back down). … Continue reading

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