On Friday, June 4 Wikimedia UK and the British Museum will have a special backstage tour for Wikipedians, to mark the beginning of the Wikipedian-in-Residence collaboration with the museum (see archived story).
According to Matthew Cock, Head of Web at the museum,
In the morning we have arranged a number of behind-the-scenes and gallery tours for Wikipedians. Then, after lunch together in the staff canteen, we will get together in the Clore Education Centre to talk about collaboration, have a question and answer sessions, hear pitches for adding notable objects and developing featured articles, and hopefully also forming some relationships for future working...
The schedule lists several not-normally seen departments that participants will be able to visit, guided by the curators themselves:
The Greek galleries
Bronze Age Europe
Prints and Drawings
Coins and Medals
Those interested can sign up and get more information at the webpage for the tour.
During the British Museum's Wikipedian-in-residence project, the first of its kind, Liam Wyatt will work during the month of June at the museum to improve collaboration between the Museum and the Wikimedia communities with public-facing, in-house and Wikimedia content creation projects.