Crafts Museum, New Delhi: India's first GLAM collaboration!
After six months of writing painful emails, trying all phone numbers available and bugging officials of high and low rank, we at the India chapter found a supportive voice at the National Handicrafts and handlooms museum in New Delhi, the capital of India. Dr. Ruchira Ghose, the director general of the museum who is enthusiastic about technology herself and more importantly open to innovation in cultural spaces invited us over for rounds of meetings.
It was a new experience for all of us, explaining Wikipedia and how it works only on volunteer support. In the coming months we plan to organize it as a 6 month pilot project and locate articles of interest, both to Wikimedians and the museum to make it fruitful. Currently, we are in the process of capacity building and signing an MoU regarding usage of museum objects. We hope to keep you updated on this every month and would love your suggestions on the same!