40 volunteers and newbies at 2 GLAM on Tour events
Guided tour for Wikipedians at Textilmuseum Cromford
Window dummy at Textilmuseum Cromford
In June, around 40 GLAM volunteers and newbies gathered at Landesmuseum Württemberg and Textilfabrik Cromford. From June 3-5, the tenth event of the GLAM on Tour project took place in Stuttgart. This time, the biggest museum in Baden Württemberg invited 20 Wikipedians to write new articles and take pictures for Commons on the occasion of the new exhibition "Antike • Kelten • Kunstkammer". The resulting free content for the Wikimedia projects can be seen on the documentation page.
From June 10-12, the Textilmuseum Cromford in Ratingen opened its doors for a guided tour an edit-a-thon and foto excursions to explore their antique fashion collections. A Wikipedia workshop for newbies and staff of the institutions was part of the programme, too. See the documentation page for the ongoing photo uploads and article-work (in German). In total, around 1.400 new free pictures from the museums have been uploaded so far.
Label: GLAM & volunteers
GLAM meet up at Wikimania 2016
Waving Good-bye to a wonderful Wikimania 2016
Roundabout 20 GLAM coordinators and GLAM volunteers met in a meet-up at the Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario. We have done so before. But this time it was different. One, because we now finally have a Wiki GLAM strategist at the Wikimedia Foundation: Alex Stinson, who will help GLAM internationally better coordinated in the Wikimedia movement. Which is good. And two: we agreed that sharing knowledge and experience becomes easier through structured information. So we will put more effort in filling the GLAM library with learning patterns and we will try to classify our GLAM activities in four fields: information, GLAM & volunteers; GLAM & licenses and GLAM & technique. It would be great to label the entries in this newsletter in this way. It would help to gather information on different formats in different countries through time in order to learn more how to address a specific need of a GLAM institution. Like what do other GLAM activists do to inform on their work. How do other chapters inform GLAMs on licenses or support the in technical matters. And of greatest interest the variety of formats bringing GLAM and volunteers together, as edit-a-thons, GLAM on Tour, WLM .... Thus we tagged our entry on the 2 GLAM on Tour stations in June as GLAM & volunteer. Please help us to improve the labels or propose better tags. Feed-back is welcomed.
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