Wikipedia Loves Art is a scavenger hunt and free content photography contest coordinated with the Brooklyn Museum, The Film Society of Lincoln Center,the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the V&A and possibly other museums worldwide, and aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles. The event is planned to run for the whole month of February 2009, and the name is a play off of Valentine's Day.
Shoot on your own or create a small team (10 people, tops) and sign-up online (posted soon). Use the scavenger hunt list provided by Wikipedia (posted soon) to take shots and cross off as many subjects on the list as possible. Upload shots to this group with the correct Creative Commons license required by Wikipedia and we will tally the scores.
Images uploaded to this group will be used to illustrate Wikipedia articles and you'll get full credit when an image is used. Teams with the most points at the end of the month will get cool prizes (TBA). How do you score points? That will be on the scavenger list when it is distributed in late January.
To cross items off your list, you can shoot at any participating institution as long as you do it and upload here during the month of February 2009. Each institution will be posting meet-ups in the discussion area of this group.
Guidelines for Shooting at the V&A:
You are welcome to take photographs with flash (but no tripods) throughout the V&A, with the exception of the Raphael Cartoon Court and special exhibitions. As per the qualification guidelines, please do not shoot objects created after 1923.
We ask that you shoot each work twice. First time shoot the object with the museum label in the frame that displays the caption and object number so we can assign points. Second time shoot the object again, but this time without the label. Submit both shots to this group. V&A staff will use the information on the label to properly caption the image with the correct object information and credit line and the second, clean shot will then be used for Wikipedia.
Shots must be tagged VANDA and your.team.name and category.name so we can easily sort them. V&A staff may add other tags as needed to help keep track during the hunt.
(London Flickr Meetups Thread Link:
Official Website: http://flickr.com/groups/wikipedia_loves_art/
Added by sjnewton on January 19, 2009