Wikipedian in residence in the Museum of Yugoslavia
Marko Stanojević in the Museum of Yugoslavia
Wikipedian in residence, supported and financed by the Ministry of culture and information of Republic of Serbia, has started his work on the program in the middle of May in the Museum of Yugoslavia in Belgrade. This is the first out of three planned WIR programs that will be financed by the Serbian Ministry of culture by the end of the year. Museum of Yugoslavia already had a Wikipedian in residence in the end of the 2017, and during these activities it was noticed that there are more collections and images of the notable people and national heroes lacking on Wikipedia. Therefore, we saw the opportunity to release these materials via WIR program and also get suitable articles as well.
Wikimedia Serbia for this residence has chosen an experienced Wikipedian - Marko Stanojević. Marko is a master historian, with a great interest in the period of the Yugoslavia, and with a proved dedication for Wikipedia (almost a Wikipedian of the year in 2016). Besides the releasing process, Marko will digitize images, books and other materials and organize a workshop for the employees in the Museum. Expected metrics are 400 photos, 5 digitized books and 100 Wikipedia articles.
Special bonus for the program will be released images from the Museum of Science and Technology, which will represent factories built after the World War II. This is important because it shows how one cooperation can lead to another.
Museum of Yugoslavia has become one of the strongest partners of Wikimedia Serbia, organizing a very successful edit-a-thon, WIR programs, and showing a strong interest to expand the activities and contribute to wiki projects even more.
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