This donation is a sequel to their 2015 donation of 2418 colonial photographs, mainly of Indonesia and India.[note 1]
Leiden University Library, which presently manages the source image database media-kitlv.nl, has made this donation possible in practice. The uploads were performed by Hans Muller using the GLAMwiki Toolset software.
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Vaccination against cholera in Senegal, 1973
Suturing the wound after an surgical operation, Sara, Guinea-Bissau, 1974
Primary school in the liberated regions in Guinea-Bissau, 1973
PAIGC soldiers near a downed Portuguese militaary aircraft, 1974
Armed escort carrying a wounded soldier to the Senegalese border, 1974
Morning roll call of PAIGC soldiers in Hermangono, Guinea-Bissau, 1974
Open Cultural Data presents at Wikimuseums
On May 6th Maarten Brinkerink of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision presented at the Wikimuseums conference in Napels on behalf of the Open Cultural Data project. The presentation covered the work of Open Cultural Data in promoting the open data way of working among cultural institutions. It also dealt with the current (March 2016) statistics for availability of Dutch cultural heritage materials on Wikimedia Commons and the combined reach of these collections. Some higlights:
Dutch cultural heritage collections make up for almost 3% of the total number of files available on Wikimedia Commons
Over 110.000 pages on Wikimedia projects contain material from Dutch cultural heritage collections
In March 2016 alone, these 110.000 pages were viewed over 155 million times
Over the centuries the Netherlands have developed close ties with many countries through trade and colonialism. Shared cultural heritage has evolved in the Netherlands and in these countries. The Dutch involvement with other countries has left traces like art and artefacts, archives, buildings, cities, companies, infrastructure, language, culinary tradition, both in these countries and in the Netherlands. Many collections in GLAM institutions in the Netherlands and these countries show this shared past and the way two cultures influenced each other.
With the project “The Netherlands and the world” Wikimedia Nederland wants to increase free access to knowledge about such shared cultural heritage. And we want to stimulate active participation of GLAM partners and the Wikimedia community, both in the Netherlands and in other countries.
We want to develop partnerships and activities, with Wikipedians and Wikimedians worldwide and with knowledge and heritage institututions that want to share and connect relevant collections.
The project is in the start-up phase. We are open to all ideas about activities we can organise, about how the project should be designed or which contacts/ partners are indispensable for this project. We will form an international project group. If you, your organisation, your chapter, thematic organisation or user group is interested in taking part, please let us know.
For more information about the project: contact project coordinator Elisabeth Wiessner wiessnerwikimedia.nl
Netherlands in the Europeana Art History challenge
Though there were not many Dutch participants, the Netherlands gained 36 articles in the 280 Europeana Art History challenge that ran from 15 April - 30 May, 2016. For an overview of the articles about the 10 Dutch artworks and the articles about the other 280 artworks of other countries of various Wikipedia language projects, see here.