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 Bernstein is the Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to further the Museum's community-oriented mission through digital projects. Through her work at the Museum, she explores the intersection of public participation and digital and has organized three projects— Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Split Second: Indian Paintings, GO: a community-curated open studio project—which enabled the public to participate in the exhibition process. She's currently working on a museum-wide digital initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of their Bloomberg Connects program. In 2010, Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and her work on the Museum's digital strategy and approaches to social media have been featured in the New York Times. She can be found biking to work or driving her '74 VW Super Beetle in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her dog Teddy. ::contact::