The summer of 2023 is going to be very busy in terms of photography. From July to September, no less than four photo contests run in Belgium under the motto 'Wiki Loves', on the subject of heritage and monuments.
Two contests are going international (Wiki Loves Living Heritage and Wiki Loves Monuments). There is one national photo competition (Wiki Loves Heritage), and a regional one (Wiki Loves Pajottenland Zennevallei) as an initiative of the Erfgoedcel Pajottenland Zennevallei.
Wikipedia writing sessions in museums and archives
Wikimedia Belgium collaborates with several GLAM organisations. This is an excellent opportunity to encourage volunteers to help document collections and archives.
From September till December 2023 Wikimedia Belgium runs multiple writing sessions in collaboration with Flemish museums, archives, heritage organisations, and archives. You can find here a list, with detailed session descriptions, and possibility to register. You can participate physically on-site, but you can as well participate online. Read about the sessions, and how you can join.
Successful projects of the Friends of Wikimedia Belgium Fund
The Friends of Wikimedia Belgium Fund has the honour of successfully concluding its first two projects. For the two projects together, we disbursed €9,600, based on invoices and the activity report. These projects were supported by tax donations through the King Baudouin Foundation.