This is just a quick note to any of the peeps at cultural institutions who may read our blog. We are helping organize Wikipedia Loves Art, an event being held in February at museums across the globe. To get an idea of how all this is going to work, check out all the details and rules in the Flickr group. So far, in addition to the Brooklyn Museum, we have the MET from across the river…the V&A from across the pond…IMA right in the middle and LACMA over on the West Coast all participating. We will all be doing a lot of blogging about this as the date gets closer, but if you represent a cultural institution (large or small) and you have a decently open photography policy and would like to take part—please email me so I can get you hooked up! Many thanks—this is going to be really, really fun.
Shelley is the Vice Director for Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to further the Museum's community-oriented mission through projects including free public wireless access, web-enabled comment books, projects for mobile devices and putting the Brooklyn Museum collection online. She is the initiator and community manager of the Museum's initiatives on the social web. She organized Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Split Second: Indian Paintings, and GO: a community-curated open studio project. In 2010, Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and she's been featured in the New York Times. She can be found biking to work or driving '74 VW Super Beetle in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her dog Teddy. ::contact::