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 former Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she spearheaded digital projects with public participation at their center. In the most recent example—ASK Brooklyn Museum—visitors ask questions using their mobile devices and experts answer in real time. She organized three award-winning 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.
Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and her work on the Museum's digital strategy has been featured in the New York Times.
In 2016, Shelley joined the staff at the Barnes Foundation as the Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives and Chief Experience Officer.