Wikipedian in Residence at Nelson Provincial Museum
Dr Mike Dickison is New Zealand’s first ‘Wikipedian-at-Large’. With support from the Wikimedia Foundation he is spending a year is in organisations ranging from museums to nature reserves, from Northland to Invercargill, reaching out to the wider public, training staff and helping them use their expertise to improve Wikipedia and make images, text, and video freely usable by the public.
During June 2019 he is Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Nelson Provincial Museum, forming the last leg of this one-year project.
Mike will be working with the Museum’s photo collection of glass plate negatives and has a full programme of edit-a-thons and talks for the public, staff and sector colleagues, and the Wikipedia volunteer community lined up in the Nelson Tasman region..