Art and Feminism edit-a-thon in Amsterdam, 1 February
On 1 February 2014, WMNL volunteers Jane023, Ciell and Spinster organized a Dutch version of the massive international Art+Feminism edit-a-thon that was held worldwide on the same day. The Amsterdam event was kindly hosted at De Appel arts centre, a contemporary art venue with a great track record of female directors and balanced representation of women artists.
The event was mostly an extensive Wikipedia tutorial for a dedicated group of relatively new users. Jane023 presented her research on representation of female artists on Wikipedia and in various large art encyclopaedias and websites. The gathering was mentioned in Dutch art blogs and press: Kunstbeeld and Trendbeheer. A thorough and balanced article on Wikipedia and women artists appeared in Dutch national newspaper Volkskrant (4 February 2014).
One of the Dutch Wikipedian in Residence projects in 2014 is titled Expedition Wikipedia. In this project, Wikipedian in Residence Sandra Fauconnier assists Dutch university collections and libraries in making a selection of their expedition collections available via Wikimedia projects.
An educational trajectory at Maastricht University, in which students will analyze important historical travel reports and contribute some of their acquired knowledge to Wikipedia. A project page in English - with reading list - is available.
Preparations have started to organize in April a raffle about war memorials in the Netherlands together with the National Committee 4 and 5 May. Just as with Wiki Loves Monuments, participants can take pictures of these monuments, upload them to Commons and add them to the lists of these war memorials in the Dutch Wikipedia.