“British Museum makes the Wikipedia connection; Collaboration provides route for cultural institutions to work with the world’s biggest online resource” (http://bit.ly/oWIDF6)
If the BritishMuseum can do it, can we be far behind? No, ‘cos we’re there already!
You are invited to come to a special workshop session about making the best use of wikipedia, wiki commons, wiki volunteers, QR codes and many other ways of increase engagement with your audience near and far? Locally, and over the West Midlands, a number of exciting projects in museums have already been started (eg in Wolverhampton & the Black Country and at the Herbert among others).
We now have the opportunity of some funding and some excellent expert support to make the most of these current projects and to develop newer ones for your benefit. (eligibility criteria pertain)
How will it work?
Most of us have no idea of what could be possible, many of us have an inkling that it could be a good idea and are already dabbling in Wikipedia and QR codes. With the help of some experts, this informal session will outline the potentials and the practicalities.
We will then move on to scoping some projects for your museums that we can help – through some available funding and other support – to make happen. You may want to be involved, you may just want to see how others will do it and follow later on…why not come along and see what can be done. Whether you are a large or a small organisation there is a place and opportunity for you – in fact smaller organisations probably have the most to gain -this is your chance to get the help you need to make it happen.
The session is hosted at the Herbert in Coventry .14th September, 10.30am till lunchtime Erin Hollis, the organiser their ‘wikimedians’ Backstage Pass will share their experience so far . Local Wiki guru Andy Mabbett will be the expert of the day:Mabbett <http://pigsonthewing.org.uk> .
RSVP directly to me as soon as possible. Glynispowell@warwickshire.gov.uk