Sharing is caring – Museums & Wikimedia (Meetup)
Date(s) - 26/08/2014
Time(s) - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This event is organised by the meSch partner Allard Pierson Museum and is part of the Virtual Museum Network Amsterdam Meetup Series.
How can we broaden our online reach through our content? For years, Wikimedia has been working with cultural organizations to help them unleash their collections and make them accessible (and findable) online.
Most museums will be familiar with Wikipedia, but does your museum contribute to this community? What would happen if we would encourage our curators to become wikipedians? Have you ever considered hosting an edit-a-thon? What does a wikipedian in residence do, and how do you get one?
In short, this meetup will be all about sharing, pushing your content out there and finding out how Wikimedia can help. We are very pleased to welcome Sebastiaan ter Burg, project leader of cultural cooperations at Wikimedia, as our speaker. He will give an overview of Wikimedia projects that are relevant for museums. As always there will be plenty of opportunity for asking questions and sharing ideas.
This is a free event, please RSVP via this link.