virtual KulTour - a new format takes place and the International Museum Day 2021 & Wikidata Contest
virtual KulTour with the Museum Barberini in Potsdam - "Impressionism - The Hasso Plattner Collection."
Palais Barberini in Potsdam
The Corona pandemic changed everything, local events were no longer possible, so we moved into virtual space "to visit" GLAM-Institutions. After two virtual events with the LWL Museum in Münster and the event with the Henrichshütte in Hattingen, the most successful virtual cultural event so far was organized in May with the Museum Barberini. One strength of de.wikipedia is that many Articles on styles in painting in general and also Article on Impressionist painting or the Museum Barberini in particular are well elaborated thanks to all the authors. At the same time, we are all aware that Wikipedia will never be conclusively finished. This virtual KulTour' offered the opportunity to take a look at the Impressionism exhibition during a virtual visit to the Museum Barberini and to find out in a museum talk how this subject area is prepared and presented in the museum - and to get one or two suggestions for the content and preparation of the Articles on Impressionism.
The Museum Barberini permanently displays its collection of Impressionist paintings, which includes over 100 masterpieces by Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Henri-Edmond Cross, Paul Signac and other Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters. With 34 paintings by Claude Monet, the museum is one of the world's most important centers of Impressionist landscape painting. The house and the collection were presented at the event. The event took place online. After an introduction to the collection, there was time for questions and the opportunity to exchange ideas about possible cooperation. More than fifty people participated, and the series of virtual KulTours will continue. The next virtual event will take place in July with the Zeppelin Museum.
International Museum Day 2021 & Wikidata Contest
Together with Wikimedia Austria, Wikimedia CH, Wikimedia France and Wikimedia Italy we supported IMD2021 campaign with this year's theme "The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine". If you are interested in the project, the winners and the statistical details find more information under the links below:
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