Josephine Powell spent a lot of time in the muslim world. Thousands of everyday objects from that region, collected by Powell, have now become part of the collections of the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen.
Amulet against the 'evil eye', Turkey, before 1977
Embroidered cotton tablecloth, Turkey, before 1977
Photographs related to the Netherlands and the world
A second media donation in March 2020 consist of more than 500 digitized photographs, taken between the late 19th and 20th Century. The photographs fit into Wikimedia Nederland's thematic project Nederland en de wereld (The Netherlands and the world); they depict people, culture and buildings in regions with which the Netherlands has historical connections. This specific set of photos includes historical images of Bengal, Southern Africa, Siberia and Ghana.
Portrait of the young man Insizwa, Trappist Mission Mariannhill, Kwazulu, 1894-1897
Buildings in Chabarovsk, Siberia, photo F.A. baron von Lühdorf, 1855-1883
Group of men, region of Kara river, Siberia, photo F.A. baron von Lühdorf, 1855-1883
Sorting tobacco leaves, Rustenburg, South Africa. Unknown photographer, 1910-1940
Bengali girls with children in Ramna Park, Dhaka. Photo Henk van Rinsum, 1973-1985
Buddhist temple, Chittagong. Photo Henk van Rinsum, 1973-1985
Railroad near Darjeeling, unknown photographer, 1890-1905
Jacob Abraham de Veer, salesman in Elmina, Ghana. Unknown photographer, 1870-1890
Student research on GLAM-Wiki at Erasmus University Rotterdam
A group of students at Erasmus University Rotterdam, led by scholar Trilce Navarrete, has researched the value propositions for cultural institutions (especially museums) of working with Wikimedia platforms. Wikimedia Nederland has provided mentorship in this course.