Grants:Project/Rapid/Pilot project of GLAM at Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.



Regional Museum Of Natural History ,Bhopal front view
Dodo's Replication model at RMNH Bhopal

Goals[edit]

Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Project Goal

  • 10 exhibits of the museum will be selected by RMNH officials and Wikipedians and dedicated Wikipedia article will be created/extended mainly for local language -Hindi

Ans: 16 exhibits covered including Museum pages in Hindi and English language.

  • Moreover QRCode will be installed at the exhibit corresponding to the article of the exhibit.

Ans: Total 32 QR codes generated. can be seen here.

  • Museum employees will be trained on how to contribute to Wikipedia as the Active participation of RMNH is being promised by the officials.

Ans: A detailed introduction to Wikipedia GLAM project and preliminary introduction about how to edit on Wikipedia is given to 3 of the museum employees.

Outcome[edit]

Please report on your original project targets.


Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
10 exhibits of the museum will be selected by RMNH officials and Wikipedians and dedicated Wikipedia article will be created/extended mainly for local language -Hindi Achieved 16 exhibits covered including Museum pages in Hindi and English language.The articles need treatment from subject experts.
QRCode Achieved Total 32 QR codes generated
Museum employees will be trained Partial They have been explained about GLAM and How to edit on Wikipedia, however, they have not started editing hence it is felt that they need more engagement


Learning[edit]

Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well? -- The whole concept of GLAM was very much liked by the museum officials and also by the media an article was also published in Newspaper (http://epaper.dbpost.com/bhopal/12/31102017/4/ http://epaper.dbpost.com/detail/40531/103113139527/31102017/12/4/image/).
  • What did not work so well? --Museum staff explained about GLAM and How to edit on Wikipedia, however, they have not started editing hence it is felt that they need more engagement.
  • What would you do differently next time?-- We would like to conduct a special workshop for museum staff and subject student,volunteers.

Finances[edit]

Grant funds spent[edit]

Budget (INR 19,699.00)

Serial Number Type of Expense Amount (INR)
1 Travel Expenses for Wikipedians 1300/-
2 Food Expense

(Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea and Snacks)

11,475/-
3 Printing framing of QRcode 2550/-
4 Photowalk 3580/-
5 Cap for Wikipedians and Museum participants 550/-
6 Miscellaneous 244/-

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

Press Coverage[edit]

Gallery
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