GLAM/Newsletter/December 2011/Contents/France report
GLAMcamp in Amsterdam, Wiki Loves Monuments in the National Museum of Middle Ages
GLAMcamp in Amsterdam
A small group of five from Wikimédia France was in Amsterdam for GLAMcamp. Jean-Fred (Jean-Frédéric) and Sylvain (Ash Crow) also attended the debriefing of Wiki Loves Monuments, later joined by Benoît Evellin (Trizek), Adrienne Alix (Serein) and Rémi Mathis (Remi Mathis).
They discussed GLAM projects in France and beyond and met many Wikimedians of many different nationalities.
Awards ceremony for Wiki Loves Monuments in the National Museum of Middle Ages
On December 9, Wikimedia France organized the Wiki Loves Monuments award ceremony in the National Museum of the Middle Ages in Paris.
The ceremony began with a private tour of the museum, led by two curators, after the opening hours. The visit was enjoyed by all participants.
After that, Rémi Mathis opened the awards ceremony in a speech recalling the importance of the contest and the interest for Wiki Loves Monuments and heritage in the Wikimedia movement. He also recalled the very important work done by the contributors in all Europe. The winners then received their prizes. Each winner explained their part in the contest. Jean-Fred announced the results of the European competition by sharing the comments of the jury.
The evening finished with cocktails.
The evening brought together around forty people: Wikimedians and others, including several people from the Ministry of Culture (including the manager of the Mérimée database - a database of historical monuments in France) and officials from heritage preservation associations.
The day before and the morning of the ceremony, the competition has been mentioned on France Info, the public French radio station of continuous information, with two short stories; one about free licenses and the other about the organization of the contest and about one of the castles represented in one of the winning photos.
- The story of the event on Wikimedia France's blog (in French)
- The first news item on France Info (starts at 8.20) (in French)
- The second news on item France Info (in French)