Historic photos from the National Museum of Science and Technology
The Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology has shared over 500 historical photographs by Sigurd Curman, a Swedish architectural historian and Director-General of the National Heritage Board. The photos were taken in the early 20th century during Curman's travels across Europe and depict urban environments in Germany, France, Sweden and other countries. Can you find any familiar places?
A public urinal in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.
Altes Rathaus in Bamberg, Germany.
Porte Cailhau, France.
Wikimedia Sweden supports the international Wikimedia community
Back in December, Wikimedia Sweden invited you to participate in the Minor grants program, aimed at supporting the international community in organizing GLAM-focused events. Thanks to the hard work of everyone who applied, several events have now taken place, and dozens of GLAM professionals in several countries have got the opportunity to learn about Wikidata, Wikipedia and participating in the Wikimedia movement. You can read more about the workshops organized in Nigeria and Ghana.
Library training tour
The second part of the training tour for librarians has ended, and 87 librarians have learned how to edit and contribute to Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata, and also how to organize events like edit-a-thons, workshops and public lectures for visitors to the libraries. In their training they added 56k words, uploaded 98 images and got almost 300k views on the articles they edited. Some libraries and librarians have already hosted both internal and external events, and others are planning for running single events and returning series of events as part of their activities.
The FindingGLAMs Challenge, a competition to improve data about GLAMs on Wikidata, took place between February 17th – 23rd. 90 people signed up and over 50 of them made at least one edit. Over 16,000 edits were made in total, including over 9,000 items created from scratch.