Democracy; Museum of World Culture
As part of celebrating 100 years of democracy in Sweden the Council of Central Museums are running a series of four edit-a-thons with democracy as a common theme. The first edit-a-thon was hosted at the Historical Museum, and 14 editors worked on articles in different ways related to education or democracy. The next edit-a-thon in the series is scheduled for September 8, the day before the general election in Sweden. The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities will be the host, and focus will be on the birth of democracy.
Museum of World Culture
Tharaka. The story of a child.
In the ongoing project with The National Museums of World Culture there has been both some more intrenal as well as some external activities. For the staff there were some workshops to get together and edit articles within their area of knowledge. As external parts there was a small upload of old recordings from Kenya. The recordings were made 1911 by Gerhard Lindblom as part of an expedition, and there are both hymns, stories and songs for dancing. There was also an edit-a-thon focusing on Africa as part of the opening of a new exhibition at The Museum of Ethnography. Ten people, both staff and volunteers, went in to the cold in the museum instead of out in the sun to edit articles and learn more about the collections from the curators at the museum.
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