A partnership between Wikimedia France and the Centre Pompidou is to be signed on September, the 18th by the president of the Centre Alain Seban and the chair of Wikimedia France Rémi Mathis.
A conference will be held this day about the relationship between amateurs and professionals and what Wikimedia-style projects can bring to a cultural institution. Three people will talk about collaborative work in the cultural field: Antonio Casilli (junior professor at Telecom Paristech), Henri Verdier (Director of Etalab - French government opendata facility), Louise Merzeau (junior professor à Paris X, sous réserve), chairing Gonzague Gauthier (digital projects manager, Centre Pompidou).
Workshops will be organized at the Centre Pompidou during the year 2013-2014 to write articles about the collections they hold (modern and contemporary art), the wikipedians being allowed to access the resources of the Centre, speak with curator, visit on closing days...
Two others conferences will take place in January and March 2014.