Sounds like an excellent idea to me, and it's something I'd definitely be interested in taking part in - possibly good museums to start would be those already involved in Britain Loves Wikipedia?
James > Hi all, > > Would anyone be interested in trying a different type of wikimeet? > > The idea would be to meet at a museum (presuming that I can get one > interested in hosting this), and have a meet-up with both wikimedians > and also museum people present. People would bring along laptops (or > use provided computers) to collaboratively work on articles related > to the museum or its collections, potentially with the aim of getting > at least one of them to GA quality (possibly FA quality?) by the end > of the day. It's a way of bringing experts on the objects, and > experts on Wikipedia (who also have an interest in the objects), > together and doing something very constructive. > > It wouldn't be necessary to be a member - it would be open to all - > although people would probably need to sign up beforehand, and it > would likely be restricted to a certain number of people depending on > the capacity of the location (hence members would have priority). > > This would be similar to the Backstage Pass that WMAU have done with > the PowerHouse Museum. I guess that the most appropriate place to try > this would be a museum in London on a different weekend from the > regular Wikimeets. I mooted the idea with a couple of people > yesterday at the London wikimeet, and the response seemed positive. > > Obviously, before I start asking museums if they're interested, I > need to know whether sufficient numbers of people would be > interested. So please, reply to this email if you're interested > (either on the mailing list, or just to me if you want). > > Thanks, > Mike > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia UK mailing list > wikimediau...@wikimedia.org > http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l > WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org