York Museums Trust

Wikimedia projects aren’t built in a day – Roman coinage on Commons

This article is based on a paper given at this year’s Museum Computer Group held at the Wellcome Trust on October 19th. Legacy and sustainability were two of the biggest issues York Museums Trust (YMT) grappled with when running two Wikimedian in Residence programmes with Wikimedia UK. During these residencies we made real progress and… read more »

Spotlight on the residency – York Museums Trust WIR 2013-14

This post was written by Pat Hadley and Daria Cybulska and was written with excerpts from the final case study report  With three large, historically-important museums in their care York Museums Trust (YMT) have overwhelmingly rich and diverse collections – an incredibly exciting range of opportunities to work with Wikipedia. From October 2013 to April… read more »

The unusual suspects…

This post was written by Pat Hadley, Wikimedian in Residence at York Museums Trust A volcanologist, watercolourist, botanist and forger….walk into a bar? No, in this case the unlikeliness of our characters was not the set up for a bad joke. In fact, we had an even larger cast of York’s luminaries as the focus… read more »

Starting out as the Wikipedian in Residence

This post was written by Pat Hadley. You can read the original here. So, three weeks into my role as York Museums Trust’s (YMT) I already feel like things are more complicated – but more exciting – than I’d imagined they could be. I’ve been learning a great deal about the character at the centre of… read more »

Wikimedia UK & York Museums Trust appoint Wikimedian in Residence

York Museums Trust has appointed its first Wikimedian in Residence, becoming the latest cultural institution to strike up a partnership with Wikimedia UK. Pat Hadley, from York, will help champion the use of Wikipedia – and other Wikimedia projects like the media repository Wikimedia Commons – across the Trust and beyond. Pat’s role will see him… read more »

York Museums Trust recruiting a Wikimedian in Residence

Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce its new partnership with York Museums Trust (YMT). The partnership, which was confirmed last week, is to be supported by the recruitment of a Wikimedian in Residence who will promote open access to collections data across the trust. To symbolise the beginning of the partnership the trust has uploaded… read more »