GLAM/Newsletter/August 2018/Contents/Serbia report
Wikimedians in residence at two Serbian museums
The Wikimedian in residence program is continuing to grow. In the month of August two museums welcomed their first Wikipedians - Museum of Vojvodina and Museum of Vrbas.
Museum of Vojvodina is the largest museum in Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, caring the cultural and historical heritage of diverse nationality living in this province for centuries. The residence in this museum is the second program financed by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. From the beginning of August until now, master historian Aleksandar Tumarić - chosen Wikimedian through the open call, has already uploaded over 150, out of 400 images, wrote 64 out of 100 articles, and digitized 5 books. The residence will end by the end of September.
At the same time, Museum of Vrbas is hosting Oksana Mudri-Nedić, also chosen WIR by the open call. Oksana is uploading professional images made by the Museum, and writing articles from the rare sources not so accessible for broader public. This residence will take place for one month, as the beginning of a long-term cooperation with this museum.
The residences and partnerships with this museums are the results of the recently realized GLAM seminars, strongly supported by the Serbian Ministry of Culture.