GLAM/Newsletter/February 2022/Contents/Poland report
New GLAM-Wiki partnerships and cooperations
New partnership with The National Museum in Cracow
Leonardo da Vinci, Lady with an Ermine
Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowiczowa, Black girl
Building of the National Museum (the main branch) in Kraków
Józef_Mehoffer, Main Market Square in Kraków
There is no better day to meet and get to know each other than Valentine's Day :). On the 14th of January 2022 Wikimedia Poland experts met with museum professionals from The National Museum in Cracow. It was a great opportunity to introduce museum staff to the Wikimedia world, and present the possibilities standing behind the Wiki-Glam partnership. In the next few months WMPL and MNK plan to expand cooperation by engaging Wikimedian-in-Residence in the museum and uploading a unique collection of art that belongs to MNK.
The MNK is the largest museum in Poland, and the main branch of Poland's National Museum, which has several independent branches with permanent collections around the country. Established in 1879, it holds around 780,000 art objects, spanning from classical archeology to modern art, with special focus on Polish painting. It is also a national leader in the process of digitization of the art collection.
We look forward to the next steps strengthening our partnership. The first one will be a selection of the highlights from the art collection for the upload to the Wikimedia Commons. We expect it will be a challenging process as it is a huge collection of artworks. If you would like to share your experience in this kind of selection, and explain what are the main factors that you take into account, I am very open to hear that.
Summing up the edit-a-thon The Only Ones in The History Meeting House in Warsaw
The Only Ones Untold Stories of Polish female photographers
The Only Ones edit-a-thon
The Only Ones edit-a-thon
In February there was a time to sum up the results of the edit-a-thon The Only Ones that took place in The History Meeting House on 22nd of January 2022. The edit-a-thon was an accompanying event to the exhibition of the same title The Only Ones. Untold Stories of Polish Female Photographers. It had a hybrid formula - online and on site. There were 13 people that took part in the event and as a result 7 new biographies enriched Wikipedia and 4 more were developed.
The exhibition The Only Ones. Untold Stories of Polish Female Photographers curated by Monika Szewczyk-Wittek accompanied the book of the same title and included almost 150 photos taken by thirteen photographers, among them the protagonists of the book. In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, these Polish photographers were often the only women in male-dominated teams or worked independently. Their works were published in acclaimed Polish and foreign newspapers, magazines and albums, and shown at exhibitions. For many of them, photography was a way of life.
As Wikimedia Poland we were very pleased and honored to cooperate with The History Meeting House, its coordinator Agata Krajewska and the curator - Monika Szewczyk-Wittek, who came up with the idea of creating articles about female photographers on Polish Wikipedia and initiated our cooperation.
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