The first articles were created and developed at the event, and the contest was run for a whole August.
At the end 70 articles on the museum's collection were created and developed by 15 participants. The results highly exceeded our assumptions, as we set the goal on 50 articles.
The success of contest was possible thanks to great involvement of volunteer Jamnik z Tarnowa who coordinates the event and last but not least thanks to our community.
A few articles on the Museum's collection have been already published on Wikipeda main page in a section did you know (see the printscreen).
In August the first part of the residency at the National Museum in Cracow has ended, so it was time to prepare the report summing up the 3 months long residency and make plans for the future.
The report will be ready in September, but we already know that by the end of the residency around 450 Wikipedia pages have used images released to Wikimedia Commons within partnership and that over 250 images have been viewed 480 000 times.
Cooperation with Wawel Royal Castle
In May this year the museum professionals at Wawel Royal Castle were equipped with skills of editing Wikipedia during the training led by Wikipedian Durski and was supported by EwkaC.
The goal was to develop the series of articles connected with the new opening of the Crown Treasury, the part of the Castle that was used from the 15th century for storing the Polish coronation insignia and Crown Jewels. The Wawel Royal Castle, where the museum is located, for centuries had been the residence of the kings of Poland and the symbol of Polish statehood.
As a result, not only were the first articles developed, but also a significant awareness of open knowledge was raised and licensing policy has been changed. The first, unique objects from Wawel’s collection were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and they illustrate the new articles connected with the re-opening of the Crown Treasury”.
The main goal of this week-long creative sprint that will start on 19th of September, is to prepare a prototype of one of two potential online tools based on online collections:
An online tool aimed at teachers, using the Zachęta’s collection to foster interest in art in students outside of the school curriculum. It should help encourage students to explore digital artifacts on their own, discover new art forms and engage with them in creative ways.
An online tool for users of the site (with a particular focus on people with disabilities) that will facilitate friendly and easy exploration of the collection of contemporary digital art assembled by Zachęta in a way that meets the specific needs of people with disabilities, including using solutions such as audiodescription, alternative descriptions or translation of films into Polish Sign Language.
All Wikimedians are invited to apply till 8th of September and join the international and interdisciplinary teams.
The 3 best projects will be awarded prizes totaling €10,000!