Organise events where a small group of volunteers go into a museum and encourage visitors to contribute to Wikipedia.
Outline[edit | edit source]
We find a few interested museums (3 or 4, maybe) and for one or two days each we send a small group (3 or 4) of volunteers there to set up a stand. They have a list of exhibits that lack photographs on commons, some of which also lack relevant articles (and are all out of copyright). People choose one (or a few) exhibits to go off and photograph. They come back and the volunteers help them upload the images to commons and add them to the relevant article. They can also help people create or expand articles on the exhibits (the museums should be able to provide some references, at least guidebooks).
Benefits[edit | edit source]
- We get photos of and text about lots of exhibits in Wikipedia.
- We teach people how to and get them interested in contributing to Wikipedia.
- We further our relationships with museums.
Requirements[edit | edit source]
- A few interested museums
- A few interested volunteers
- A few laptops
- An internet connection in the museums
- Perhaps a few cameras
- Some publicity, although this wouldn't be essential - people would see us when they visited the museum anyway.
- A small travel budget
- A small printing budget - posters, leaflets, cribsheets, etc.
Volunteering[edit | edit source]
There should be about 3-4 volunteers actually in the museums. These would likely be 1 or 2 board members that travel and 2 or 3 locals. Someone would also need to plan with the museums.
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