The Mixed Museum is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as one of Wikimedia’s first Connected Heritage partners!

Wikimedia UK is the national platform for open knowledge, bringing together practical and policy expertise about Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. Delivering an impact of over 1 billion views each year and engaging thousands of people through advocacy, education, outreach and partnerships, Wikimedia UK demystifies and drives engagement in open access to information.

Over the next year, The Mixed Museum will be working with Wikimedia as part of the ‘Connected Heritage’ project to share under-represented content through the Wikimedia sites while at the same time improving digital skills and ensuring digital preservation. Connected Heritage is funded by DCMS and The National Lottery through The Heritage Fund's Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Our Connected Heritage partnership team consists of Dr Chamion Caballero from The Mixed Museum and Leah Emary, Dr Lucy Hinnie, and Dr Richard Nevell from the Connected Heritage Wikimedia UK team.

Our first project as part of our partnership is our Wiki micro-internship! Thanks to QMUL's micro internship scheme, we have been privileged to host two undergraduate interns - Anastasia and Zaid. The pair trained as Wiki editors to help us share material from our collaboration with the Association of Mixed Race Irish – the ‘Mixed Race Irish Families in Britain, 1700-2000’ exhibition – with Wikipedia. Read more about the project on our Connected Heritage page.