GLAM/Newsletter/January 2016/Contents/Netherlands report
Wiki loves artists - We need your help; Two Wikipedia edit-a-thons
Dear GLAM enthusiasts,
We need your help!
In the Netherlands we recently started a project very originally named 'Wiki loves artists'. Our main goal is to make more images of contemporary art available on Wikimedia Commons. We want to accomplish this by approaching artists directly and explaining them about the benefits of sharing pictures of their work through Commons and the way this works. A more elobarate description of the project you can find below. You can help us! Do you an artist that would like to contribute to this project? Do you know or work at a GLAM institution that has contacts that might be of interest to us? Or do you have advice for us on this topic? Please let us know! Getting in touch with these artists through the back door will greatly improve the speed and succes of this project. Should you have questions or remarks, you also now where to find us.
Thank you so much for helping us out!
Sandra Fauconnier (User:Spinster), Hanno Lans (User:hannolans), Michelle van Lanschot (User:Mtmlan84)
Wiki loves Artists/Project Contemporary Art
Due to modern copyright restrictions, there are very few images of modern and contemporary art missing on the various Wikipedia projects. In March 2015 we started a project group that set the modest goal of filling this contemporary art gap, so that modern and contemporary art can be enjoyed and used by everybody in the world. By enlarging young artists' knowledge of copyright and emphasizing the different possibilities of sharing their work, we hope to get them excited about contributing to Wikimedia Commons. For more informationː https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiproject/Kunst/Hedendaagse_Nederlandse_beeldende_kunstenaars (projectpage in Dutch)
Two Wikipedia edit-a-thons
On both 18 January as 21 January 2016 a Wikipedia edit-a-thon was organised as part of the local writing weeks about the province North Brabant, held from 18 to 31 January 2016.
On 18 January 2016 the edit-a-thon was organised in 's-Hertogenbosch the building of the province administration (Dutch). There we were the guest of the King's Commissioner (governor) of the province. With the edit-a-thon we had together a lunch and we also got a tour through the building, including to the top floor where we had a magnificent view on the capital city of the province North Brabant.
On 21 January 2016 the edit-a-thon was organised in Eindhoven in the building with the name White Lady (Dutch). The building is a former factory building close to the city centre, where Philips produced light bulbs. Nowadays the building is used for other purposes, including the library of the city.
During the writing weeks more than 200 new articles were written and many other articles expanded and improved.
The King's Commissioner
Pettelaarse Schans seen from the top floor
Some neighboorhoods of 's-Hertogenbosch seen from the top floor
The White Lady in Eindhoven
Explaining about Wikipedia
- Project page in English
- Photos from the edit-a-thon in 's-Hertogenbosch
- Photos from the top floor of the building