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Backstage pass @ British Museum

May 17th, 2010 by Seddon
The British Museum, Great Court
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Wikimedia UK and the British Museum would like to invite all Wikipedians to a very special event taking place from 11am on Friday 4 June – a “Backstage Pass” to the British Museum!

“You may have heard of the British Museum’s exciting initiative, a Wikipedian-in-Residence, with Liam Wyatt joining us in June to work with museum staff and Wikipedia editors to encourage mutual understanding and improve the encyclopaedia in areas relevant to the Museum’s collection. In order to kick off the residency, I’d like to invite you to join us at the British Museum Wikipedia Backstage Pass Day, on Friday 4 June.”

“In the morning we have arranged a number of behind-the-scenes and gallery tours for Wikipedians. Then, after lunch together in the staff canteen, we will get together in the Clore Education Centre to talk about collaboration, have a question and answer sessions, hear pitches for adding notable objects and developing featured articles, and hopefully also forming some relationships for future working, during and beyond Liam’s residency. I hope you can come; there’s a lot of interest here at the Museum about it.”

“I look forward to welcoming you to the Museum. Matthew Cock, Head of Web at the British Museum.”

This will be an exciting, incredibly important, and – most of all – fun event, so we encourage you to attend if you are able to. You can find out more information about what will be happening, and sign up to say that you are coming, at:

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