As we announced in our report of March, Pará is the Brazilian state chosen for the annual project Wiki Loves Pará. This is an one-year-effort for filling the gap of information on cultural, historical, and natural heritage about Pará on Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia in Portuguese. And we would like to present our new GLAM partners in Pará State:
Museu do Marajó is a small museum located in Cachoeira do Arari, at the Island of Marajó, in Pará, Brazil. It was founded in 1972 by Giovanni Gallo, an italian priest and museologist, who collected and protected pieces about the ancient history of the region for telling it to new generations and helping to develop the city socially and economically.
Coleção Amazoniana de Arte is an Art Collection conceived and organized by Orlando Maneschy, professor and researcher, at the Federal University of Pará. It brings together Visual Arts and Fashion works that depict the Amazon region: books, digital files, newspapers and other printed material.
In August, we also signed two new GLAM-Wiki partnerships in other two states:
Projeto Passados Presentes is a research project for registering and disseminating the histories of the 2,5 million african people brought to Brazil for enslavement in the 19th century. Its works seek to honor the victims and celebrate the Brazilian black cultural heritage.
September is the month of Monuments in Wikimedia! And Wiki Movimento Brasil (WMB) have all the things ready for receiving thousands of photos of Brazilian monuments.
In order to help our photographers to find the heritage in their cities, in 2023, we present an even larger list with more than 18,000 buildings and monuments. Of course, we dedicated some extra time increasing the number of monuments from Pará (our Wiki Loves State project of 2023): we tripled it and scraped all the buildings at historical center of Belém, the capital.
You may contribute uploading your pics through the lists or the map presented in the wikicontest page.
We started the month of August with an event with our newly signed partner: Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation's teaching, research and extension unit in the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro.
As part of the event's activities, 343 images from the institution's collection were uploaded, including photos, drawings and personal objects of Oswaldo Cruz, as well as a collection of caricatures of him published at the time of his work as a Brazilian sanitarian, and photos from his time in Rondônia, at the Candelária Hospital, during the construction of the Madeira-Mamoré Railroad.
In August, we uploaded the first batch of media from Museu da Abolição, a museum settled in Recife, Pernambuco, that safeguards an important collection related to a part of Brazilian history that we should never forget nor repeat.
The collection is very diverse and consists of objects from the period of enslavement as well as items of personal and religious use.
We invite everyone who knows about African cultures to contribute with good descriptions of these items and to use them in as many articles as possible in Portuguese and other languages. Let's spread this knowledge to the world.
RIDC NeuroMat (Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics) is a long time GLAM partner of Wiki Movimento Brasil and it keeps supporting several other Wiki partnerships, GLAM projects, events, edit-a-thons, and technical training. And, of course, registering these events and uploading images and videos to Wikimedia Commons.
Have you ever wondered how to organize, sanitize and properly store 23 million documents?
Well, the Public Archives of the State of São Paulo has that mission and now you can see a bit of the collection and see how some of it is stored. We took a quick guided tour and uploaded a collection of images showing the internal spaces, equipment and shelves (lots of shelves) where all this heritage is carefully stored so that it can be accessed by future generations.