Help us curate the Compass Lounge at the Museum using Flickr Commons

Flickr Commons Project at the National Maritime Museum
14 April and 12 - 13 May 2012

Love Flickr? We're looking for active Flickr members to take part in an exciting co-curation project to choose photos from the Museum’s collection that you’d like to see on display. We’re keen to understand what interests and motivates you as Flickr members, and how it can inform the way we interpret our photographic collections. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at the Museum and find out how displays are put together, from selecting a theme to writing gallery text and more. The photos selected will be uploaded onto Flickr Commons and will also be exhibited in the Compass Lounge; the Museum’s new interactive gallery space in the Sammy Ofer Wing. The display will run for a period of six months until February 2013.

The workshops are part of a PhD research project that is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the National Maritime Museum. The workshops will take place on 14 April and 12 - 13 May from 10am - 4pm at the Museum in Greenwich, London. If you would like to be involved please email Bronwen Colquhoun at to express an interest in taking part, as places are limited. We will get back to you with more definite dates and times once they have been confirmed.

Please note that participants must be able attend all of the stated sessions and there are no fees or expenses available, but lunch will be provided free of charge.

We look forward to hearing from you!