GLAM/Newsletter/July 2013/Contents/UK report
Art Nouveau & Rosalind Franklin
The collections trust very kindly gave us a free stand at their OpenCulture2013 exhibition on the 2nd/3rd of July 2013. This was a great opportunity for us to talk to attendees at OpenCulture2013, some of them were already committed to the idea of free culture, but who needed someone who could tell them what Wikipedia can do with mass releases of images. Or indeed just show them how to edit an article or add an image to an article.
In actuality it gave us the opportunity to talk to a range of museum professionals, from those who weren't sure if we'd be interested in their little museum, to those who only see us as a threat to their sale of images; and we did get to show one curator how to upload images.
Subsequent results include an upload of Art Nouveau images from Wiki Loves Art Nouveau.
Wikimedia UK in conjunction the Royal Society the MRC used the Welcome trust's library to commemorate Rosalind Franklin's birthday by running an editathon on the 25th July. There were about two dozen participants of whom the great majority were women. The target was to redress Wikipedia's lack of coverage of female scientists.