The 2015 edition of Toscana Foto Festival, one of the most important photographic events in Europe, occured in July in the beautiful city of Massa Marittima, Tuscany. Professional and amateur photographers are gathering every year for the Festival in order to attend workshops, conferences and exhibitions involving Italian and international authors.
This year, Wikimedia Italia participated with a two-day workshop on free sharing of images and Wiki Loves Monuments contest, illustrating what open content policies are and the complex situation of cultural heritage legislation in Italy.
Touring Club Italiano Archive, a new GLAM collaboration
On July 13th, tourism organization Touring Club Italiano (TCI), WW1 – dentro la Grande Guerra association, and Wikimedia Italia signed an agreement to promote and make available on Commons more than 3000 images from TCI historical image archive. The choice of images, consistent with WW1 – dentro la Grande Guerra activities, focused on World War 1 events and period, ranging from war pictures of Italian frontlines, posters, and images describing social transformations during war years.
Collaboration with TCI is one of the first GLAM archive collaboration for Wikimedia Italia, and is expected to be an important example for other institutions too, widening the range of collaborations of this kind.
The first set of images was uploaded in the context of Donne si fa storia, a joint project on women role in Italian history carried out by historical and local organizations.
Updates on the collaboration are going to be available in the next months on project page (in Italian). You can find images on Commons here.
Pocol war cemetery, Cortina d'Ampezzo
WW1 in Trentino Alto Adige
Poster - Tacete! Anche il vostro silenzio affretterà la Vittoria
Poster – PAX
Women at work in postal office
Collaboration with Museion in Bolzano
Another agreement with Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Museion in Bolzano, main city of north Italy bilingual region Südtirol, started a new GLAM collaboration on art history. Museion, founded in 1985 to document local visual art and artists, has recently opened its collections to Italian and international artists too.
The collaboration is intended to improve articles in Italian and English Wikipedia about artists and works of art from museum's collections and exhibitions. An ongoing list of affected articles is available on Museion project page.