Wikimedians in Residence for Media Art Project LIMA
Exposition d'art contemporain au CRAC
In March 2021, the first Wikimedian in Residence (WiR) started for the project Media Art on Wikipedia, specifically focused on a technical link between the data of Wikipedia and the online catalog Mediakunst.net.
At the beginning of this year Mediakunst on Wikipedia was launched, a project carried out by LIMA, Wikimedia Nederland and museum partners and knowledge institutions such as the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed Amersfoort, a number of universities, NDE and DEN. The collaboration involves integrating the workings of Wikipedia with Mediakunst.net. The data of the artists on Mediakunst.net will be included in Wikidata and Wikipedia. In this way the information of - and with that the knowledge about - media art and media artists that was previously only available at specialized institutions will be made accessible on a national and international level for a broad public.
In April 2021, a second WiR will start that will focus on providing training within the organizations affiliated with the Media Art Project.
Wikimedia and libraries
Following the introduction session at the OCLC Contact Day, Wikimedia Nederland and OCLC are offering five webinars on the topic of "Libraries and Wikipedia. Sharing knowledge together in a digital world'.
During these five webinars, we will discuss in depth:
- Reliable sources, how to recognize them?
- The possibilities that Wikimedia offers for library objectives
- Increasing visibility and the (visual) collection
The webinars are open to library directors, staff members and volunteers within the Wikimedia community who are interested in the collaboration opportunities between libraries and Wikimedia projects. The first webinar was on March 18, and we will conclude the series on April 8.
Algemene kaart van Suriname, Alexander de Lavaux, Hendrik de Leth, Directeurs van de sociëteit van Suriname, 1737 - 1757. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain
From the end of April until the end of June 2021, Wikimedia Nederland organizes an intensive and beginner-friendly Wikimedia training for people, initiatives and cultural organizations that manage heritage about the history of Suriname, the Dutch Caribbean and the Netherlands. During the training, a lot of attention will be given to 'sensitive' heritage which, for instance, relates to colonial history and to slavery.
The training consists of four masterclasses and one full day for editing and practicing. Most sessions will be held in Dutch but some parts will be in English. If you are interested in some of the topics or if you want to participate in the final (practical) day, don't hesitate to get in touch with Sandra Fauconnier who organizes the training.
- 23 April 2021: Masterclass 1 - Introduction to Wikimedia and Wikipedia
- 12 May 2021: Masterclass 2 - Wikimedia Commons
- 28 May 2021: Masterclass 3 - Wikidata
- 11 June 2021: Masterclass 4 - Sensitive heritage on Wikimedia projects + Wikisource
- Saturday 26 June 2021: Full day of practice
The full program of the training, and times of the various masterclasses, are listed on Dutch Wikipedia.
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