GLAM/Newsletter/March 2023/Contents/Argentina report
Starting the year at WMAR
Dissemination of open culture
This month, Angie Cervellera (WMAR's culture and open knowledge program manager) was invited to talk about open access and culture in an international event organized by the "Red de Museos y Estrategias Digitales - REMED". Other three people from museums and open glam (Spain and Mexico) joined the debate around the use of diverse technologies for visibilizing women's participation in arts, culture and history.
On the other hand, we were invited to participate on a series of workshops with last year's school students in relation to the Huellas de la Escuela program, from Buenos Aires City government. With this long-term alliance we showed how Wikimedia project can be useful for writing local history and empowering young people in the role of making more accessible the culture.
Archivos en Vigilia, 3rd edition
As every March since pandemics, we developed Archivos en Vigilia, an initiative aimed for cultural and educational institutions to open human rights related archives, specially related to our dictatorship process. This year Argentina is commemorating 40 years of uninterrupted democracy. As a result, more than 40 archives were added to the Archivos en Vigilia activity category on Commons and are accessible to the whole world.
New uploads in Commons
As a product of the Digitization project of Wikimedia Argentina, a total of 30 documents with 343 single pages inside were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. The Nicolas Levalle fond is preserved by the Museo Regional de Adolfo Alsina (Buenos Aires Province), who are working with us since last year.