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Dr Mike Dickison is New Zealand Wikipedian at Large from July 2018 to June 2019, funded by a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to help New Zealand organisations and the people of Aotearoa engage with Wikipedia and open knowledge.

During his term, he will be a Wikipedian in Residence for 2–6 weeks in organisations ranging from museums to nature reserves, from Auckland to Dunedin, training staff and helping them use their expertise to improve Wikipedia and make images, text, and video freely usable by the public. He'll also be working with volunteer Wikipedia community, organising meetups and running public workshops and edit-a-thons.

To find out more, you can:

Check the other pages here to see what events are coming up in your area, learn how you can get involved, and share comments and suggestions.


This list of dates and residencies is open to negotiation, and there is plenty of opportunity for individuals or organisations to get involved.

Dates Place Institution Activities
2–27 July 2018 Auckland
30 July – 9 Aug, 14–17 Aug 2018 Auckland
  • Negotiating with photographers to release photos to Commons
  • Wikipedia training for staff and freelance journalists
  • Improving web archive citation and testing Wikipedia referrals
10–13 Aug 2018 Wellington
18–22 Aug 2018 Auckland
25 Aug – 7 Sept 2018 Dunedin
  • Presenting at SPNHC conference
  • Public talk, Wikipedians meetup, and presentation to Museum staff on engaging with Wikimedia
8–28 Sept 2018 Auckland
1–5 Oct 2018 Northland
6 Oct 2018 Auckland
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
8–14 Oct 2018 Wellington
  • Antistatic
16–18 Oct 2018 Palmerston North
  • Wikipedia workshop for graduate students
  • Two presentations to Regional Council staff
19 Oct – 30 Nov 2018 Wellington
  • Talks at National Digital Forum and Wellington Archives
  • Presentations and workshops at Archives New Zealand, BRANZ, Forest & Bird.
  • Wikibrunch and "Wiki in the Pub" meetups for local Wikipedians
10–14 Nov 2018 Melbourne
  • Wikimedia Australia meeting
3–7 Dec 2018 Invercargill
11–21 Dec 2018 Wellington
Jan 2018 – Apr 2019 Wellington Public editing events and talks; various projects and timing of institutional residencies to be arranged
April 2019 Dunedin
  • Otago Museum
  • University of Otago Physics Department
  • Dodd-Walls Centre
Four public editing events plus public talk, training workshops for University students, and a bulk upload of Otago Museum images to Commons.
May 2019 Christchurch To be arranged
June 2019 Nelson
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
To be arranged


Publicity photo in Auckland Museum library. Feel free to reuse, crediting Ken Downie/Bauer Media

I'm happy to talk to media for a story about Wikipedia. Email above, bio and background information here, and publicity photos here, here, here, here, and here. These photos are free to use provided you credit the photographer by name (i.e.: not "Wikimedia").

Reports and blog posts[edit]

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Month Institution(s) Project pages Monthly Report Blog post(s)
May 2018 New Zealand Wikipedian-at-large
July 2018 Auckland Museum GLAM/Auckland Museum July Why engage with Wikipedia?
Aug 2018 New Zealand Geographic GLAM/NZGeo August
Sept 2018 Landcare Research GLAM/Landcare September
Oct 2018 Te Hiku Media, Antistatic, Massey University, Ministry for the Environment Edit for Equity 1, 2, 3, 4 October
Nov 2018 Melbourne Museum, Archives NZ, National Digital Forum NZWPAL/Melbourne, GLAM/Archives NZ November
Dec 2018 Department of Conservation, Wellington City Archives GLAM/DOC, GLAM/WCC Archives December
Jan 2019 Department of Conservation, National Library GLAM/DOC
Feb 2019 Forest and Bird, Zealandia
Mar 2019 Massey University, Zealandia
Apr 2019 Otago Museum, Dodd-Walls Centre
May 2019 University of Canterbury
June 2019 Nelson Provincial Museum