GLAM/Newsletter/March 2013/Contents/France report
Joconde, the French museums database, included in its March 2013 newsletter an opinion column from Rémi Mathis, president of Wikimédia France, in which he explains the central aspects of a partnership between a cultural institution and the Wikimedia projects.
During March month, several wikimedians take photographies about Akan collection in the Museum of Toulouse, a collection of ethnographic material from Ghana, Togo and Ivory Coast. See the category on Wikimedia Commons.
On March 7, 4 wikimedians went to visit the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres and meet artisans to begin the project of documenting historic know-how of the Manufacture of ceramic. The project includes photographs and videos describing the various trades and achievements of this historic factory.
On March 28, Adrienne Alix was in the Musée du quai Branly to explain the principes of partnerships between Wikimedia movement and GLAM institutions. The speech was included into a workshop for RIME (international network for ethnographics museums). Several people coming from European ethnographics museum were interested to contact Wikimedia chapters in their countries.
- Rémi Mathis gave a talk at the Louvre-Lens on March 26, at a conference for museum librarians, to explain the importance of the Wikimedia projects for them and why they should release their images free.
- Second workshop with the students of the École du Louvre on March 12.
- The NCO (Uncabal of the West — a group of volunteers based in Brittany) have animated a workshop on Wikipedia at Angers during the Archivists' forum.