The first project regarding the so-called mobile photo studio was finally launched. This project overall involves in itself a photo session during which a remarkable number of some Estonian museum´s valuable historical items get captured and in Commons as well as Estonian museums info system (MuIS). During the last three months we have managed to execute two such projects together with Tartu City Museum.
The first photoshoot took place in the Tartu City museum´s main building in Tartu city center in November 2021. It´s theme was late 19th century´s and the early 20th century´s china and on that day more than 50 items were photographed and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. The second shoot took place at the end of January, also together with Tartu City Museum in their Raadi warehouses and the theme was historical clocks (mostly from the beginning of 20th century).
In the photoshoot we used WMEE semi-professional photo equipment, which shall also be used in the future. We have already arranged third mobile photo studio project - more specifically it´s the II part of the historical clocks´ photoshoot which shall take place in around late March this year.
During the last three months we have reached out to many new GLAM institutions in Estonia and made great progress. At the moment we are having new cooperations and upcoming projects with Gallery Vaal in Tallinn, Järvakandi Glass Museum, and Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood. Together with these memory institutions we are planning to create three unique virtual exhibitions, all of which are published in late March 2022.
As 2022 is in Estonia declared a national year of libraries, we are also planning to hold a larger event regarding the memory institutions. The main idea is evolving around collecting Wikiquotes from different libraries all over Estonia. As of today, our main partner in this enterprise could be Harju County´s library, located in Keila.
Next few months shall demonstrate the results of all those cooperations. Moreover, as the University of Tartu (UT) is celebrating this year its 390th anniversary, we are also colliding with UT museum to create a virtual exhibition about medicine in UT throughout times. Looking forward to see fascinating results!