GLAM-Wiki conference in Girona
Attendees during a session at the GLAM-Wiki conference.
On December 19 more than 40 museum professionals from the province of Girona attended their first ever GLAM event. Amical Viquipèdia arranged a presentation on all of the Wikimedia Projects and introduced attendees to several ongoing GLAM projects around the world, with a particular focus on the Barcelona area. After lunch, a Wikipedia editing workshop was helped the museums professionals who attended event to learn more about how Wikipedia works.
Victor Balaguer Museum uploads his collection of paintings to Wikipedia
Thanks to a collaboration between the Vilanova museum and Amical Viquipèdia Mireia Rosich, museum director, approved the content donation as part of a mid-term collaboration project. The Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer is a museum founded in 1884 by Víctor Balaguer, a Catalan politician and writer. It is one of Catalonia's oldest and most singular museums. The building keeps almost all the original decoration and collections, so the visitor is able to know what the museum was like in the 19th century. This is now also possible through Wikimedia!. Paintings are uploaded and ready to use here.
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