June in the UK
Tyne and Wear Museums
The three month residency at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums came to an end, highlights included a dialogue with WikiProject ships on the English Wikipedia which led to the release of this image of a battleship launch on the Tyne - now included in two featured articles. For a write up of what the project achieved, you can have a look here.
Natural History Museum residency
The project, which started in March 2013, continues - in fact it has been extended to run till January 2014. For an update of all the exciting projects John Cummings, the Wikimedian, is involved in, you can have a look at his report section at the bottom of the page here.
Ballet at the Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House hosted an editathon on 22 June focusing on the works of Sir Frederick Ashton, the founding choreographer of the Royal Ballet and one of the most prominent figures in 20th century ballet. The ROH provided material from their collections, including the archive of press clippings, and arranged a talk from representatives of the Ashton Foundation.
Around 20 people attended, producing new or heavily expanded articles on ten of Ashton's ballets as well as more general ballet topics. To learn more about the results, you can have a look at our documentation pages.
Europeana WWI project at the British Library
On 26 June, the British Library hosted a workshop to help publicise the upcoming Europeana 1914-1918 project. The program will involve the digitisation of several thousand books, newspapers, maps, photographs, and manuscripts, to be published online in early 2014. The workshop aimed to make some of the public-domain content available in advance, giving researchers and Wikipedians a first chance to work with the material.
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