GLAM/Newsletter/April 2015/Contents/France report
No spring break for Wikimédia France!
Despite a slowdown in our country because of school holidays, Wikimédia France took advantage of every opportunity available with its GLAM partners…
Partners and cheese!
Wikimédia France invited some of its cultural partners for the fourth Wikicheese evening. Representatives of Galeries Lafayette Foundation, quai Branly Museum , Hadopi (Haute Autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur internet), the Baroque Music Center of Versailles and the Center for Research and Restoration of the museums of France tasted the cheeses of the day! Our guests made short work of the cheeses of the day and paid a tribute to the “gastronomic meal of the French”, inscribed on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Museum of Brittany takes the floor
As part of the partnership with the Museum of Brittany (see TMIG February 2015) Léa Lacroix (Board member of Wikimédia France and member of the NCO - Non-Cabale de l'Ouest) interviewed Manuel Moreau. Currently in charge of cultural digital projects, Mr. Moreau spoke about the first steps of the partnership, its achievements so far and the potential still to be released. We hope that this first partner interview will pave the way to further opportunities of joint communication with ambassadors of the GLAM wiki projects. This interview will appear in the next issue of Wikimédia France's Wikirevue.
Wikisource workshop in Rennes
On April 11, a workshop on Wikisource transcription of three books of the historic fund of the Library of Rennes was held. These public domain works were already available on the Tablettes rennaises site. This day gave the opportunity to teach and exchange around the transcription on Wikisource.
As the saying goes… sharing is caring
Over the last months, Wikimédia France worked on formalizing best practices, frame and processes in terms of partnerships. Our Partnership policy was translated into English and is available on Meta : we hope it will be useful to our international counterparts!
Exoticism knocking on the gates of Grenoble
During two days, the local group of wikimedians of Grenoble flooded the “Casamaures”. Members contributed to the Wikimedia projects about this strange neo- Moorish building and Arab-Andalusian inspiration, in the heart of the Alps… What a programme!