It has come to my attention that a huge dataset of museums in Berlin (all museums that are part of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin / Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz) has become available through a freedom of information request: Inventar der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
In a Hack4OpenGLAM hackathon project, I'd like to analyze and make sense of this data with a group of people. As output, I was thinking of creating something like a general analysis dashboard and/or a (data driven) blog post with graphs, visualizations, etc, with special attention to finding and analyzing parts of the collections that are potentially 'problematic'.
More info: Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz @ Inventar der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
What kind of collaboration are you looking for at Hack4OpenGLAM: I myself can clean and filter the data through OpenRefine, do reconciliation with other datasets like e.g. Wikidata, and can organize this project and the brainstorms on what the most interesting output can be. To make this project a success, I am looking for folks who are either good at data analysis / visualization, and/or who are knowledgeable about potentially problematic or otherwise interesting aspects of (German) museum collections (general large-scale patterns in the collections, and problematic issues like looting, nazi history, colonial acquisitions, underrepresented culture that should be in museum collections but is not). Ideally we would be a team of 3-5 people with mixed skills.