Today, we are releasing a new feature in the labs area of the collection online that reports on our recent project to cross-post no known copyright images to Wikimedia Commons. When we started the project to cross-post all those images, we had no idea what would happen. We figured a good analysis would be a perfect addition to the Brooklyn Museum collection labs.
This labs project highlights our progress by detailing how many images we’ve cross-posted to date and uses the MediaWiki API to show what the wiki community has been doing with the images once they landed there. If you are curious, like we were, to find out how the wiki community has been interacting with our images, this is the project for you! Check out… Where in the Wikiverse is the Brooklyn Museum?
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.