On February 23, Wikimedia Italia signed an agreement with the Italian Institute of Castles, a non profit cultural organization. The goal is the joint organization of the italian edition of Wiki Loves Monuments for the year 2022 which will have as its main object "Castles and Fortifications". The aims of the Institute in fact are knowledge, preservation and enhancement of fortified architecture; they encourages, therefore, the historical, archaeological and architectural-artistic study of castles and fortified monuments, by means of: computerized catalogues and censuses of fortified architecture to be drawn up by province and category; analysis and research of historical sources; support of archaeological research and increased historical-architectural research to better define and update the aesthetic values that characterize individual monuments and fortified complexes.
As they say on their website, the Istitut carries out its activities essentially on four fronts:
1. The historical, archaeological and artistic study of castles and fortified monuments.
2. Their preservation and conservation.
3. The integration of fortified buildings into the active cycle of modern life.
4. Public awareness of science and tourism.
The agreement has been signed thanks to a common interest of the parties to work together to promote important opportunities for dissemination, comparison, development and deepening, and to involve society more closely in the issues of free knowledge and collaborative knowledge, and the promotion of free knowledge and initiatives to support it.