GLAM/Newsletter/November 2016/Contents/France report
GLAM in northern France
WikiMuseum ; A new GLAM in northern France
Since one month, and for the next few month coming, everybody can submit photos of the museum Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille online... and share them with millions of people!
This museum associates itself with Wikimedia France and the most famous encyclopedia to launch the first collection of photos online about the history of the museum and invite the other museums of France to do the same.
Inaugurated in 1892, this museum is one of the most important museums in France. It houses collections retracing the history of European art, from antiquity to modern art. With its temporary exhibitions and events, it has also become a key venue of cultural life in Lille, capital of the new big regional Council Région Hauts-de-France.
Did you visit the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille ? Do you have photos of this visit? or are you in possession of archival documents about this museum?
If so, you can share your memories with internet users from around the world by posting them on the Wikimedia Commons platform.
Your photos or personal documents are testimonials of the museum through the ages. They will participate in the reconstruction of the history of the museum in pictures and can be used to illustrate articles of the encyclopedia Wikipedia on many subjects! They are likely to interest thousands or even millions of people. Whether it is a view of rooms, works, exhibitions, postcards or invitation cards... each image will provide a unique insight into what makes the identity and history of the Palais des Beaux-Arts. So, let's share!
This museum is also yours: let's share its history. Enrich the world's largest encyclopedia!
During special sessions, people can come and meet students, wikipedians and members ot the museum staff to deposit documents or oral testimony.
Two classes of university students (master I and II) are involved in the process. And a wikibook was created on this occasion to tell the history of the museum and how this museum is lived by those who visit it or working (in construction).