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Museums and Wikipedia

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Presentation made for the National Museum at New Delhi - Wikipedia GLAM pilot program.

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Museums and Wikipedia

  1. 1. A common path L. Shyamal 2014
  2. 2. Private collections of the wealthy
  3. 3. Ole Worm (1588-1654) Cabinet of curiosities
  4. 4. Ashmole gifted his collections in 1677 to the University of Oxford. A building was made for it and opened to the public in 1683 as the Ashmolean Museum. Opening up to the public
  5. 5. Colonialism and rapid growth
  6. 6. The Sloane bequest involved passing an Act in 1753 which allowed the British Museum to open itself to the public on 5 January 1759 http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/archives/t/the_british_museum_act_of_1753.aspx The state gets involved
  7. 7. Openness and participation Note: Copyrighted book covers used for purpose of commentary/review (under a fair use clause)
  8. 8. Diderot suggested a national museum for France in the ninth volume of the Encyclopédie (1765) The Encylopaedia and the Museum
  9. 9. The Encylopaedia and some other tertiary sources 1796 1913 http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/05/oxford-english-dictionary-mystery-meanderings-of-memory.html 1884 17721669
  10. 10. Edward Balfour (1813-1889)
  11. 11. Two museums, a zoo, a library and an encyclopaedia!
  12. 12. Crowdsourced and “free”
  13. 13. Technology - the Internet Accessibility Images Content Interactive exhibits Multimedia Participation Reuse Research Learning Creativity Synthesis https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geology_Exhibits_QR_Coded_Derby_Museum_Muscovite_obscured_QR.jpg
  14. 14. From control to freedom Copyrighted - all rights reserved Public Domain - no restrictions
  15. 15. Questions Comments

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