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.”