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Wiki Loves Monuments exhibition and evaluation, and New Year's Reception

By Sandra Rientjes, small edits by Spinster

Wiki Loves Monuments Exhibition in Gouda

Opening of WLM photo exposition Gouda

January 9-25. In the Town Hall of Gouda, prize-winning photographs from the Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 competition were exhibited. These included photographs from Gouda itself, from the Netherlands, and indeed from all over the world. The exhibition was opened by the local Alderman (wethouder) and WMNL chair Ziko van Dijk.

Evaluation Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 (international meeting)

WLM international team in Utrecht snow, showing off their Guiness Book of World Records certificate, photo by Raimond Spekking

The international co-ordination team of Wiki Loves Monuments met at the WMNL offices on January 19 and 20 to evaluate the 2012 competition and begin planning for 2013. For at least one participant, this meeting also provided an opportunity to experience snow for the first time.

New Year's Reception

Main reception area and sign-up for guided tours during the New Year's reception in the area shared by the Allard Pierson Museum and the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam, Photo by Ziko van Dijk

January 19: about 100 people attended a very successful WMNL New Year's reception at the University Museum Amsterdam. Several participants signed up to become active in new projects. During the reception, there were various guided tours through the museum and a small kick-off of a Wikipedian in Residence trajectory (still in preparation, depending on funding) about expeditions, in collaboration with Tropenmuseum and various Dutch university museums.


A content partnership with CardioNetworks (which are based in the Netherlands) is described in the USA report.

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