Art+Feminism in Italy... and maps
Archivio di Stato, Firenze. 8 march 17
International Women's Day
For the first time a Italian national Archive held a conference on Wikimedia project for GLAM.
In the morning Wikimedia projects held in archives in USA, Canada, France, Germany and UK were described.
Susanna Peruginelli took a interesting speech about the opportunity Wikidata represents for MAG institutions.
In the afternoon there was a a short introduction to Wikipedia editing techniques.
La mujer que nunca conosciste 2017, Firenze
Six events for Art+Feminism
The international A+F event was held for the first time in Italy in six different locations with seminars, workshops and editathons in Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome, Battipaglia and Potenza. Over eighty new articles have been created in it.wiki for the occasion. More info here
Make war edit-a-thons, not war
On March 25th the Italian War History Museum (Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra) in Rovereto (Autonomous Province of Trento) hosted a edit-a-thon! The Museum had already hosted a guided tour of a group of Wikimedians in December 2016, but this time after the visit people sat down to contribute to Wikimedia projects! More than 20 people participated, creating or editing 20 articles on Italian Wikipedia (among them an Italian military radiology unit, Lantaka and Kappenabzeichen) and uploading more than 80 photos on Commons.
Matteo Ruffoni and Valeria Framondino (middle school teachers who are using wiki at school) came and brought some of their students: the boys had fun with Wikipedia, Commons but (with the help of Marco Fossati) also with Wikidata! See Matfil04 here? He's at his second year in middle school (7th grade)!
The event also hosted the award ceremony of Wiki Loves Trentino 2016!
The first geo-tagged free photo archive in Italy
What about giving new life to historical archives? Marco Chemello - Wikipedian in residence at BEIC - presented at the national convention of the Italian libraries (Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan, 16-17 March) a beta version - developed by Paolo Frizzera - for browsing the Paolo Monti photographic Archive on OpenStreetMap. Paolo Monti was a notable Italian photographer active from the 1940s to 1982 and one year ago the BEIC Digital Library shared 16900 of his wonderful images on Wikimedia Commons. Now you can see 1000+ of them on 3000+ Wikipedia articles on 117 different wikis. 5000+ photographs (30%) were also geo-tagged adding coordinates and now you can browse them, by year or subject.
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