Category Archives: museums

ALRC Copyright Inquiry – Copyright in Public Domain Art

The Australian Law Reform Commission is currently undertaking a review of the Copyright Act – known as the Copyright and the Digital Economy Inquiry. The terms of reference and associated issues paper are broad and give tantalising hope that some … Continue reading

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National Museum of Australia Situation Report

As mentioned in my previous post, I have been offered a “2012 Director’s Fellowship” at the National Museum of Australia (NMA). This is a six-month post where I’ve been asked to create a strategy for how the museum can build … Continue reading

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Horn OK Please – India is Great

Recently I returned from a whirlwind tour of some of the cultural sector in India in order to work with the local Wikimedia community on building their GLAM collaboration capacity. Equally I was there to learn what the particular advantages … Continue reading

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Clamour for GLAMour

A couple of weeks ago it was announced on the Wikimedia Foundation blog, that I had been given a one year fellowship to focus on Cultural Partnerships within the Wikiverse – informally known as “GLAM fellow”. Not surprisingly, I think … 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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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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