Wow, there was such a great response to my first post about prepping for Wikipedia Loves Art! Since that announcement, we’ve been joined by
Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The overwhelming cross-institution support for the project has been fantastic and, as you can see from the Flickr Group, organizations are thinking outside the box about how they can participate, which is awesome. If you could see my inbox, you’d know there will be more museums joining in the coming days—exciting!
A quick note about an upcoming deadline. If you represent an institution and would like to participate in Wikipedia Loves Art, please contact me. The deadline for institution entry is this Friday, January 23rd, which will give us just enough time to get everything in order for the big month!
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.