I wouldnt support it being it tied to a"donation" but its a definitely something to explore because possibilities to obtain information from corporate archives, get photographs from inside the gate are worth the effort. This is where a sister project could be useful in being able to offer the services of reviewing the article after the edits have occurred ensuring that the article remains neutral.
As an example somewhere like the Powerhouse Museum it'd great for someone to be able to go in and photograph some of the displayed items(especially with open cases) along with some of the stuff in the archives and protective storage. The reverse side of the equation could be approaching http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Media_Restoration to do a digital restoration of an image in the Powerhouse archives and then that becomes available for our article and the museum can then display a copy the original and a print of the restored version giving credit to editor and to WMAU for donating the resources. Think of the images we could obtain and how much that could improve articles just by being able to access some of the manufacturing plants. Wouldnt an image of the Ford & Holden production lines, a coke bottling plant, the set/studio of Neighbours, Inside Peters Ice cream factory be amazing. What about having free portrait images for Politicians, Actors, Sportsmen imagine being able to photograph inside the fence of Longbay, the chambers of parliament house, from ontop of the roof of the Opera house or the change rooms of the G on boxing day. Be on the field taking photographs during a training session, think how often such images would be reuse outside the projects with a CC-by-3.0 license attribution to the Photographer and Wikipedia in a national magazines......... -- GN. http://gnangarra.redbubble.com/
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