GLAM/Newsletter/January 2017/Contents/Estonia report
Paintings and graphic art depicting Tartu from Tartu Art Museum's collection, photographers' biographic data
Public domain artworks from an exhibition about Tartu
In January 2017 Tartu Art Museum decided to donate public domain artworks from their currently open exhibition "Changing Tartu in four views" to Wikimedia Commons. The collaboration was initiated jointly with a crowdsourcing geotagging and rephotography platform Ajapaik.ee. On Ajapaik, there is an album with almost all the images from the exhibition, while half of pictures namely those in public domain were donated to Commons.
Also new templates were created on Commons for linking to Estonian central museums' database Muis.ee and Ajapaik.
"Tartu view from Toome" (1860) by Louis Höflinger
"Tartu from Kassitoome" (1869) by Karl Anton Schulz
"Tartu landscape" (1930) by Villem Ormisson
"Tartu motif" (1935), by Kaarel Liimand
Biographic data of Estonian photographers to Wikidata
Editors from Estonian Photographic Heritage Society have compiled a biographical database of photographers who have worked in Estonia or are of Estonian origin up to 1944. Since November the migration of this biographic data to Wikidata has taken place (see corresponding Wikidata query).