GLAM/Newsletter/January 2016/Contents/Sweden report
New year, new projects
Connected Open Heritage
Wikimedia Sverige, along with partners UNESCO (with John Cummings as WiR), Wikimedia Italia and Cultural Heritage without Borders, has received a $300,000 grant from Kulturstiftelsen (the Swedish postcode lottery) to work on a project called Connected Open Heritage.
The project lasts until July 2017, and during that time we will work on:
- Migrating the information in the WLM database to Wikidata
- Updating and adding new data about monuments, including from ten countries where cultural heritage is at risk
- Uploading tens of thousands of images and media files from cultural heritage institutions
- Increasing awareness about what the Wikimedia movement is doing in the cultural heritage field, both to the Wikimedia communities, general public and also to experts in the field
- Promoting open data and free licenses
- Organizing a photo exhibition with images of cultural heritage in at least three countries.
All info on the project, including who to contact if you want to get involved, timeplan, activities and such are available on Meta. The talk page on Meta is open for comments and questions, and all input on this is welcome.
Välkommen till min plats
In another new project called Välkommen till min plats (Welcome to my place) Wikimedia Sverige will work with Stockholmskällan and the National heritage board to create open educational resources connected to the local areas that are important to students. Part of the project is also to get more activity on the Swedish Wikimini project to get the next generation of Wikipedians better prepared.
Data from the Nationalmuseum, Sweden
Nationalmuseum has agreed to release data about creators and artwork in order to update Wikidata and to create links back to authority files in their own database. This project will also help the Swedish part of Sum of all paintings as creators are added and connected.