Wiki Loves Bahia is a bold initiative from Wiki Movimento Brasil to bring more knowledge from the Bahia state on Wikimedia projects throughout 2021. Bahia is one of the largest Brazilian states and one of the poorest. Yet, we're still missing a lot of knowledge from the state on Wikimedia - and on the internet. That's why Wiki Loves Bahia intends to show to the world the state's culture, history, nature and more!
Wiki Loves Bahia was launched at the end of May through a live stream with local experts who pointed out the gap in the representation of Bahia in Wikimedia projects, the importance of sharing situated knowledge and educational uses of Wikimedia platforms. You can find the video on WMB's YouTube channel here.
Amidst the pandemic, all activities are happening online. WMB is working on mobilizing local cultural and education institutions and active wikimedians to support the project. The project aims to improve the quality of information about the state of Bahia on Wikimedia platforms, in addition to encouraging cooperation between the wiki community and institutions of culture and education in Bahia.
Wikiconcurso Casa Brasileira
After two months of contributions from more than 600 subscribed people, the Wikiconcurso Casa Brasileira has come to an end on May 15th with more than 320 new Wikipedia entries created and 660 other improved. The articles list were curated with the support of a research group from the Museu Paulista, achieving more than 1.000 entries related to the main subject: the Brazilian House.
This is the second wikicontest organized as a dissemination activity for the GLAM-Wiki Museu Paulista. To support the participants and outreach both the museum's research on the Brazilian House and their objects collections now available on Wikimedia Commons, Wiki Movimento Brasil held monthly edit-a-thons with thematic webinars on the theme, along with editing tutorials for new users.
You can find in the images below the winners list and some numbers achieved during the contest:
Wiki Movimento Brasil signed up a new GLAM partnership with the Electronic Language International Festival (FILE), named GLAM-Wiki FILE, in April and we'll start to upload on Wikimedia projects new metadata and files from their collection. This GLAM-Wiki will be dedicated to uplodas from FILE's events, widely known for its festivals in which artists explore new performative technologies, videos, animation and games.
Museu da Pessoa
Another recent partnership set by Wiki Movimento Brasil is with the Museu da Pessoa. Their collection contains around 60 thousand photos, documents and other media files that portrays personal life stories of volunteers. The institution is pioneer initiative in Brazil, setting a virtual and collaborative museum. Soon, we'll start uploading their collections also on Wikimedia projects.