In the recent months, there have been a number of projets in which a
number of local chapters of Wikimedia came into contact with museums
and were granted access to the reserves for photographs to be
realised. Proeminent examples are the British Museum, and the Natural
history museum of Toulouse.

On a purely personal level, I have recently had a very positive
experience with the Military Musem of Morges, where photography is
allowed without a flash but where tripods are OK. You can see some of
the results here:
I have had a little chat with one of the conservators of the museum,
and he was quite knowledgeable and friendly towards Wikimedia projects
(actually he used some of our material).

I have recently visited the Landesmuseum in Zurich, where photography
is not allowed, which is a shame because there are a number of
interesting items. Would Wikimedia-CH be interested in setting up a
little lobbying campaign aimed at museums to obtain autorisation to
photographs their collections ? We have a number of quite capable
photographs available in Switzerland, so I am confident that we could
produce a convincing porte-folio and that the conservators would not
regret granting us access.
     As a first step, it could already be interesting if Wikimedians
could state that they want to take photographs "for Wikipedia and for
Wikimedia CH", and have a the contact of a person of reference at
WM-CH for hand out.

Cheers !
  -- Rama

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