The Nordic Museum published a press release, highlighting both the importance of the project – it's a unique initiative, bringing thousands of previously unpublished photographs by well-known photographs to public attention – and the role the Wikimedia platforms have in disseminating cultural heritage. Wikimedia Sverige is working closely with the museum to help them select photos we hope will catch the attention of the community. We will be also organizing campaigns and edit-a-thons to encourage both old and new Wikimedians to organize the photos, improve their data and use them in Wikipedia articles.
Report from The Association of Swedish Museums
The Association of Swedish Museums have released their annual report, with numbers of everything happening in 2022. The best number in the report is that nine out of ten physical visitors are back from before the pandemic hit, but more relevant in this context is that the 36 museums who counted views of uploaded material to Wikimedia Commons reported a total of 183 million views.
Wikipedia for all of Sweden
Making your voice heard and having access to free and credible information is an important part of our democracy. Most people know that many people read Wikipedia every day - but how do we get more people to write on Wikipedia? These are the questions that are the focus of the project Wikipedia for all of Sweden!
For four weeks, mostly in February, we have been in four counties in Sweden with many good meetings as a result. There have been meetings with people and organisations who would like to see a longer collaboration on Wikimedia's platforms. We go through Wikipedia in depth and explain how organisations can use Wikimedia's platforms and what free knowledge means. A goal of the project is to lay the groundwork for more of the readers of Wikipedia to also become a writing part of the community.
The project continues until 2024, so there will be many more meetings.