The shared synergies between Wikipedia and cultural organisations present opportunities to share knowledge with a wider audience.

But there are also challenges that demand a change in attitudes and new ways of workiing. 

Wikipedia and museums

The benefits and challenges of collaboration

Models for collaboration

There’s nothing to stop a cultural organisation independently increasing its presence on Wikipedia, but many tend to start by collaborating with Wikimedia UK and its editors.

There are three models mainly being used by museums and galleries in the UK and beyond. Click on the links below for more on how these work:



Digitisation projects

QRpedia at Derby Museums

Roger Bamkin shares the story behind multilingual QR codes

Wikipedia for smaller museums

Cost-effective ways to engage

Your Wikipedia case studies

A selection of readers' case studies