Forwarding the GLAM meetup report!

Thanks for your call Arun! Those guys were really excited to see cross-city
Wikipedians calling.

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From: Abhishek Tiwari <>
Date: Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-in-del] GLAM meetup 1: Crafts museum

Dear rockstars,

I am thrilled to inform you about our successful GLAM meetup at the
National Crafts Museum, New Delhi on 18th March, Sunday.

We met at 2  p.m. and took a walk around all the galleries and exhibits.
We had a total of 14 participants including Subhashish and Noopur who are
existing volunteers.
By 3:30 we had looked around and spotted articles of interest like Gond
painting, Mandana painting, Shekhawati painting etcetera.
It was great to see a diversity in editing interests since there were 4
editors who actually worked particularly on Hindi articles.
More information regarding our activities can be found here:

The Director of the museum, Dr Ruchira Ghose had allowed us to take
pictures in all galleries. This comes as a move to release permissions to
photograph art objects and upload them under CC licensing. From 3:30 to
5:30 we were editing different pages, most importantly learning how to
reference so that our edits are not deleted. The deputy director, Ms Nidhi
was also around to help us navigate through the place. We hope to continue
meeting at least once a month.

Now, that we've assigned specific galleries to groups of two, we're
expecting some pretty insightful research. Moreover, it will make more
sense to first focus and specialize in a particular kind of art. In
subsequent phases, we plan to shuffle it all up to get rich perspectives
from others on the subjects too.

Also, this would give us a flexibility of approaching the museum at times
best suited to *our* schedules.

I would love if some experienced editors interacted with us and guided our
efforts too!

Thank you,

-- abhishek

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