The Museum for Natural History Naturalis has started the search for a Wikipedian in Residence. The volunteers involved in project nature are starting work on processing a content donation by De Vlinderstichting (Butterfly Foundation). Information on and images of the dragonfly species of the Netherlands was released under a Creative Commons licence.
Art and Feminism
The Netherlands has actively participated in the worldwide Art+Feminism campaign on 7 and 8 March. We held no less than three edit-a-thons (one at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, one at Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, one at Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam). A few dedicated volunteers initiated the Art+Feminism Challenge, several stayed home and immersed themselves in an all-weekend editing marathon. March was "Women's History Month" and early results indicate over 600 articles and 150 improved articles worldwide throughout the month of March, and in the Dutch Wikipedia there were 53 articles on women added. There were also many Wikidata items added in the case of new articles not previously existing in any other language. 15 of the Dutch articles were among the new items.
The GLAM-WIKI 2015 conference takes place April 10-12 in The Hague! A few numbers: at the time of writing this newsletter, we expect to hold 30 sessions at 2 locations (Koninklijke Bibliotheek and Nationaal Archief), more than 100 participants and 30 speakers from 4 continents. At least 400 stroopwafels will be eaten.