Winer of the WLM NL quality prize in 2012: East entrance bridge to the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam, photo CC BY-SA 3.0 by Frederik Balhuizen
The winners of the Dutch Wiki Loves Monuments were officially announced on November 9, during the Wikimedia Conferentie Nederland. Two new prize categories were introduced in the Netherlands this year: a special award for a photo documentary, and a prize for municipal monuments.
Wikimedia Nederland has some exciting news: the Rijksmuseum (which has been in renovation for almost 10 years and will be re-opened in April 2013) has expressed serious interest in collaboration with the Dutch and international Wikimedia community. The museum publishes its collection metadata and images via an extensive API (currently under re-development). And with the release of its new collection website, the Rijksmuseum allows downloads of high-resolution versions of many of its collection's images, often available under a public domain license.
On November 22, three Wikimedians held a workshop together with Rijksmuseum staff, in order to learn more about each others' work and projects. In a lively brainstorm, we pitched several ideas and projects that we could initiate together. We'll keep you posted!