Edit-a-thon in the National Museum in Cracow
Exhibition tour with the curator before edit-a-thon
new article on museum's painting
Wiki-sweets and exhibition catalouge
Books in the museum's library
The first stage of Wikiresidency in the National Museum in Cracow is coming to an end. Its results are vital for further development of partnership. Although a huge amount of work has been done during two previous months, it was concentrated mainly on preparing a ground for deeper cooperation (preparing an upload, building wikiproject site, selection of the artworks for upload, introducing wikipedian-in-residence to the museum’s staff, and museum to the wikimedians).
At the end of this stage we wanted to deliver the greater visibility of the project and show how the wikimedia projects works in practice. Therefore, from the beginning of the residency, we planned to organize the edit-a-thon in the museum to write and develop the articles connected with the institution and its unique collection of artworks. The main goal of the event was to introduce the wikipedians to the museum and to start building stronger connection between them and the museum.
On 30th of July we met in Cracow and started the day with the exhibition tour of Jacek Malczewski. The romantic with the curator Urszula Kozakowska-Zaucha. After a short break we gathered in the museum's library, the best place to focus on editing with easy access to the books. As a result ten participants created 8 new articles and developed 3 more (detailed statistics available here ).
The good atmosphere of the edit-a-thon, the engagement of wikipedians and the museum’s hospitality have laid a good foundation for further cooperation.
The successful organization of edit-a-thon and the editing contest (more below) was possible thanks to great involvement of volunteer Jamnik z Tarnowa, Wikipedian in residence Filip (MNK) and museum's representatives: Agata Jabłońska and Joanna Szytuła.
GLAM editing contest on the collection of the National Museum in Cracow
Wladyslaw Podkowinski, Ecstasy
Stanislaw Wyspianski, Selfportrait
Alexander Roslin, Princess Izabela Czartoryska nee von Flemming
Joseph Anton Harzath, Hunting Scene
In order to reach a wider audience and encourage the Wikimedia community to get involved in the GLAM-Wiki project with the National Museum in Cracow, together with the museum we prepared an editing contest dedicated to its collection of artworks called GLAM Month with the National Museum in Cracow.
The contest started on 30th of July, at the day of the edit-a-thon, so all the articles created during the event will take part in the contest. The prizes will be awarded for individual and collective contribution. The competition will be run throughout August and we hope to organize GLAM editing contests regularly in the future.
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