A month full of art
Wiki Loves Public Art
During the month of May Wiki Loves Public Art took place in five countries. In Sweden we focused on the great artworks that we have in our museums. A total of nine different art museums participated and cooperated with WMSE for the first time.
As part of the contest five different and very appreciated photo safaris and wiki meetups with fika were organized in Stockholm and Gothenburg. They had a total of circa 30 participants all in all (with around 20 different persons). Around ten of them had not taken part in any event organized by WMSE prior to this. However, not all of the participants uploaded their images in time before the contest ended.
The contest was also advertised on a few of the participating museums websites and in the museums, creating awareness of our new cooperations.
Wikimedia Hackathon Amsterdam 2013
André Costa participated at the Wikimedia Hackathon Amsterdam 2013 and worked on preparing the Open Database of Public Art in Sweden (ÖDOK) for WLPA 2014. Together with Maarten Dammers he also bug fixed a tool for uploading images from Europeana, named "Europeana search tool query" that has been very helpful for preparing for the upcoming edit-a-thons in June. During the hackathon André had good opportunities to network and informed other developers about the WLPA contest and discuss the use of WikiData in conjunction with this.
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