Wikipediai loves art: Open content and the V&A

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Wikipedia Loves Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum is a free content photography contest organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, Wikimedia UK and other Wikipedians. It is due to take place in February 2009 and is part of the wider Wikipedia Loves Art project that month.

The objective for the V&A is to compile a public digital collection of the major art pieces held at the museum. For Wikipedians, the objective is to collect images and use them to illustrate articles throughout Wikipedia.

The goal is to create open content or public domain images of either public domain works or works whose copyright is owned by/held by the Victoria and Albert museum. Essentially, this is crowdsourcing digitisation.

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