It might get some action in the short term, but at what cost? What Fae just proposed is to make Wikimedia a reputational risk. This would scare people away from open access potentially doing long term damage.

I don't have a magic bullet, but this kind of approach is decidedly worrying.

In the meantime I can try to contact an appropriate curator. If we can get them onside that is the first step.

On 28 Jul 2017 13:25, "Andy Mabbett" <> wrote:
On 28 July 2017 at 13:11, Richard Nevell
<> wrote:
> Attempting to embarrass the British Museum is misguided and certainly would
> not build bridges for future collaboration.

Perhaps, but as Fae indicates, it might also cause some movement.

What's your - WMUK's, I mean - alternative proposed action?

Andy Mabbett

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