Creating new articles on cultural heritage
February began with another prospect of partnership, this time, next to the Football Museum of São Paulo. During the conversation, we present some of the Wikimedia projects and the possibilities of production and insertion of new contents from the collection and the researches by the museum. The team, which collaborated with the publication and writing of entries during the Edit-a-thon BBC 100 Women, held in December 2016, showed interest in dealing with gender and women's issues in the field of culture and sport. Another focus of interest presented by the institution is to produce content on football clubs still non-existent on Wikipedia, providing materials, including an articulated work with these clubs. The dialogue with the institution has been in the direction of outlining the format of the partnership project to be developed.
Another important project that began in the month of February is the Rio from above. From the contact between the photographer Diego Baravelli and the Coordinator of the Wiki Education Brazil Group Rodrigo Padula the project was conceived with the objective of producing and making available aerial images of Rio de Janeiro in high quality, under Creative Commons licenses, aimed at improving articles on Wikipedia. The project has already been structured, is in the stage of contacting interested parties. The insertion of the first photographs should begin as early as March, with the submission of images from Bavarelli's personal collection.
In February also occurred the I Edit-a-thon Rio de Museus, a result of the articulation between the Wiki Education Brazil Group, the COMCOL: ICOM International Committee for Collecting and the Management of Museums of the Municipal Secretary of Culture of Rio de Janeiro. The event aimed to disseminate the theme of open access and broaden the interest and knowledge of museum professionals by expanding the available cultural heritage content.
The activities were carried out in the The Art Museum of Rio - MAR and divided into two stages: one training lecture, held on February 3, in which the participants were presented to the Wikimedia projects developed in Brazil, focusing on the cultural area, and the edition marathon, held on February 21. During the marathon, 7 participants were present, who wrote 4 new articles. Participating in the event were members of the Museum Management of the Municipal Culture Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro, COMCOL: ICOM International Committee for Collecting Brazil, the Superintendency of Museums of the State Secretariat of Culture of Rio de Janeiro (SMU / SEC- RJ), The Art Museum of Rio - MAR, Bishop Museum of the Contemporary Art Rosary - mBrac and Historical Museum of the City of Rio de Janeiro.
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