User talk:Jonathan Cardy (WMUK)
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Photos now exist!
Today's lunch has resulted in three more photos on Commons!
Royal Society Diversity editathon
Glad the photos are useful. Do you want me to edit the report directly or how about I just put a couple of sentences below & you can incorporate them (or not) as you see fit...
- When I saw the request for photos of exhibits at the tank museum I thought I could help. The ticket arrived some months ago, but was valid for times outside school holidays and other busy times or event days therefore it was a while before I was able to visit. The Tank Museum is only about an hours drive from me so I was able to arrive reasonably early, although I'm not sure it should be counted as a non-busy day as there were several coaches with kids from school trips on site. The ticket was easily exchanged at the reception desk and I started to wonder about before I realised quite how large the museum is and had to be a little more systematic to find the specific exhibits included in the list of those required. Thankfully I was able to ask one or two of the staff and they were extremely helpful in working out exactly what the exhibits were and how to find them. In particular the "FV4211" didn't really mean anything to them (or me) but they suggested it might be the "Aluminium Chieftain" a prototype of the use Chobham armour. It subsequently turns out this is the model requested but we still do not have a photograph so this is an opportunity for someone else to go and help to fill in the gaps. Another model where there was some name confusion is the "Vickers 6-Ton" where the exhibit is labelled as a "Vickers Armstrongs Mark E Type B" but we do have a previous photo of that one on commons.
- On any particular day some of the exhibits are not on general display as they are in the museums Vehicle Conservation Centre (VCC) undergoing maintenance. On the day I visited this included the Morris-Martel, Excelsior tank and T14 Heavy Tank from the list of requests. The VCC is open to the public for 1 hour a day (currently 14.00-15.00) but you can only see the vehicles being worked on from a viewing platform above. Many can not be seen as they are very close together making photography difficult. A very helpful member of staff suggested it may be possible for photographers from WikiMedia UK with the complimentary pass to access the floor of the VCC, but special permission is needed and you have to be accompanied by staff, wear high vis jackets and hard hats etc for health and safety reasons. I was running out of time (and battery power in my camera) so did not take up this offer. If you wish to do this I would suggest talking about access permissions early in your visit as staff have other commitments on their time.
- Generally I found it a very interesting day which enhanced my knowledge and contributed to our collection of photos for use on wiki projects and elsewhere.