Nicole, I don't think there has been a crossover. the Boston Photog
group would be a great one to engage. And we could start with
university libraries and museums, which tend to be especially open to
such things. Getting permission to take / relicense good photos of
major library works would likely be possible as well.
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Nicole Willson
> Don't know if you're aware of Dave Menninger or Wikipedia Loves Art, but I
> follow them on Facebook. Description from the page:
> "Wikipedia Loves Art is a scavenger hunt and free content photography
> contest among museums and cultural institutions worldwide, and aimed at
> illustrating Wikipedia articles."
> More info can be found here:
> http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=128326730243&h=oXcAL&u=vVoJp .
> Looks like a lot of NYC museums are involved.
> Do you know if any effort has been made to work with Boston museums? I know
> there's a big Boston Photography meetup. Also Boston MediaMakers has a lot
> of photographers and videographers willing to volunteer for the right
> projects. Maybe they'd be interested? Also, I have a library school friend
> who used to work at the MFA. She may be able to tell me who to contact about
> getting permission to take pictures for Wikipedia.