History of Glass in Estonia
As UN has declared 2022 International Year of Glass we in WMEE took it as a great opportunity to cooperate with one of Estonia´s smaller local glass-themed museums. We reached to Järvakandi´s Glass Museum and so the deal was made! They offered us a theme which in the end was also chosen: "Helga Kõrge - a story of Estonian glass". All together we uploaded to Commons more than 25 different glass objects between the mid-1950s and mid-1980s. Most of the glassware are decorated with national elements and are 100% handmade.
The exhibition is entirely in Estonian however we still recommend checking out the beautiful handmade Estonian glassware.
Year of Libraries 2022
In Estonia the year 2022 is declared the Year of Libraries. Our GLAM project manager Kerdo Kristjan came to an idea where all Estonian librarians collect their favorite quotes from their loved books and post them in Wikiquotes. The pilot project is currently taking place as a cooperation with Tartu City Library and their smaller branch-libraries and is set to end in May. After that, the project shall be expanded all over Estonia.
We are hoping to hold this widescale event active throughout the current year and also simultaneously introduce librarians the opportunities Wikimedia has to offer. As working with libraries our main target is the incumbent staff, we are very optimistic about this ongoing event and hope to add Estonian Wikiquotes with tens of new quotes from all kinds of classic literature and poetry.
At the end of February Tartu Art Museum opened an exhibition Lilly Walther. Limitless presenting the works of Baltic German painter Lilly Walther (1866–1946). But it did not stop there! Many of here work can now be viewed in Wikimedia as well.
Some examples of Lilly Walther paintings:
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