Science Museum, Natural History Museum and Wikimedia UK to jointly appoint Wikimedian in Residence

The Natural History Museum, London
The Natural History Museum, London

The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, working with Wikimedia UK, have today announced they are seeking to appoint a Wikimedian in Residence.

This is a ground-breaking partnership between two of the UK’s most prestigious cultural institutions and the charity that promotes and supports Wikipedia, the world’s 5th most popular website.

As the official Wikimedian in Residence the successful applicant will be expected to make an impactful contribution to the public’s knowledge of the work of both institutions and their important and unique collections.

Jon Davies, Chief Executive of Wikimedia UK, said: “Wikimedia UK is really excited by this partnership. The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum are known worldwide for their excellence and their extensive archives. The Wikipedian in Residence will make a valuable contribution to making the museums’ materials accessible to people around the world, for free.”

You can see full details of the position here . Wikimedia UK will be looking to fill more Wikimedian in Residence positions soon. Keep an eye on this page for more information