It does sound a great idea, and - with sufficient notice - I'd be keen
to come, it looks like there'd be plenty of interest, and the
resulting publicity should make it an easy sell to the museums.

Mickey

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:18 PM, WereSpielChequers
<werespielchequ...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> This sounds to me like a well organised [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves
> Art]] event.
>
> The disadvantage of taking a camera round the London Aquarium last
> week was that I didn't take my netbook and check which species we
> already had good photos of. And one of the few where I do have a good
> photo I didn't catch the name.
>
> WereSpielChequers
>
> 2009/10/12 Chris McKenna <cmcke...@sucs.org>:
>> This sounds like something I'd be interested in, although not being based
>> in London it would need arranging a while in advance for me to be able to
>> make it.
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Michael Peel wrote:
>>
>>> 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
>>>
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