Another meeting of EU GLAM Coordinators; Guided tours for Wikipedians in museums in Krakow; Presentation on Art in Wikipedia; Online training on the basics of copyright law; Polish monuments among the top winners of WLM
According to the meeting agenda, Ruben Ojeda from Wikimedia Spain presented the opportunities for GLAM-Wiki community to participate in the 20th Triennal ICOM International Conference, which will take place in September in Valencia. The aim of such a joint representation of GLAM-Wiki is to make museums better understand the idea behind it. Link to the presentation can be found here.
Giovanna Fontenelle talked about documentation of GLAM-Wiki initiatives and presented the advantages of centralizing documentation on Meta. She has also demonstrated the draft proposal of central template on meta for all GLAM organisations. Link to the Giovanna's presentation can be found here.
Kamila Neuman from Wikimedia Poland invited all European GLAM coordinators to answer question: How do we promote GLAM-Wiki initiatives in our countries and how can we learn and get inspired by one another to be more effective / visible? She encouraged all GLAM coordinators to complete the table on Miro and answer the questions related to GLAM promotion practices.
The meeting was also opportunity to introduce Silvia Eunice Gutiérrez De la Torre, the Foundation’s new Senior Program Officer for Libraries.
All European GLAM coordinators are welcomed to join to organising team and bring new topics to the agenda of the next meeting, which is planned on 30th of May.
Guided tours for Wikipedians in museums in Krakow
We rarely have the opportunity to organize joint tours for Wikipedians to our museum partners, let alone at three of them in one day.
These were exceptional meetings during which Wikipedians could see in person the exhibits they wrote articles about on Wikipedia and hear many fascinating stories about the unique items in the Royal Treasury, Jerzy Nowosielski's artworks, and the history of photography presented in the extraordinary exhibition at theMuseum of Photography in Krakow.
We would like to thank all of our partners for this remarkable meeting with art, which will stay with us for a long time.
Art in Wikipedia: Why do we look at paintings and what does Wikipedia have to do with it?
Think back to your last visit to a museum. What was the experience like?
Was it a quick walk through the museum halls, ending with a social media post? Or was it an opportunity to stop, discover something new, be moved? Why do we look at art and what do we take away from a museum visit?
What influences this experience? Can Wikipedia shape it? Can it be our guide to art, an encyclopedia of art that we have at our fingertips?
These are the questions that our Open Culture Manager tried to find answers to together with the Wikipedians during her presentation titled Art in Wikipedia: Why do we look at paintings and what does Wikipedia have to do with it? at the meeting of Wikipedians in Krakow.
Online training on the basics of copyright law in the context of the Wikimedia Commons project
Have you ever managed to last through a two and a half hour online training session? What's more, during the training that focused on legal issues?
It turns out that it is possible, because the topic of copyright law in the context of Wikimedia Commons still raises many questions and doubts.
That is why on the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day, Wikimedia Poland organized an online training on the basics of copyright law in the context of the Wikimedia Commons project, which was led by Tomasz Ganicz, a prominent Wikipedian, member of Polish OTRS team who has been handling legal and copyright permissions as part of OTRS for many years.
Around 30 people participated in the meeting and actively took part by asking questions related to copyright law.
We would like to thank Polimerk for his involvement in preparing the training and for sharing his knowledge and interesting examples gathered during many years of his voluntary engagement in Polish OTRS team.
Polish monuments among the top winners of Wiki Loves Monuments
Zamek Czocha, widok z drona
Jaszczurówka at Winter
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Baszta Prochowa, Zamek Książ
We eagerly awaited the results of the Wiki Loves Monuments competition.
Finally it turned out that from the photos submitted at the national level, four photos submitted in the Polish edition of the Wiki Loves Monuments competition made it into the TOP15 this year.
The announcement of the results took place on April 18, International Day for Monuments and Sites.
Congratulations to the winners, especially to Aneta Pawska, Jakub T. Jankiewicz and Daniel Żołopa!