April 28, 2011

Miserachs Meeting

Xavier Miserachs "Barcelona, 1962" CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
It's been a month since last Glam-Wiki meeting at Museu Picasso. During last 4 weeks, I did a tiny kind of a museums tour, visiting some of the museum professionals I met at the event. We are preparing quite interesting glam-wiki projects. I'll post about them during the next weeks.

Our next Glam-wiki activity at Barcelona will be The Miserachs Meeting, next may 6 at MACBA, the museum of contemporary art of Barcelona.

Xavier Miserachs was a quite known catalan Photographer. In February the Miserachs family deposited 80,000 photographic images at MACBA, as well as documentation and several notebooks. This treasure trove, is structured around the series that produced some of the most important photography books in the history of the art in our country. (+ info here) To spread the artworks, MACBA uploaded some albums to Flickr, and convinced the family to release some photos with CC-BY-ND.

On May 6th, catalan wikimedians will meet the curators at the library of the museum and will improve the Xavier Miserachs wikipedia entry, an edit-a-thon focused in one biography, with the best resources. Curators, books and Wikipedians focused on just one topic, as the British Museum's Hoxne Challenge  of last summer.

Once we've done it, we will translate the entry to other languages such as spanish and english. We'll tell you about it!

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