National Gallery of Kosovo Collection now on Wikidata
Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group(WoALUG) are proud to announce a new partnership with the National Gallery of Kosovo (GKK).
As a first step in this cooperation, we have created Wikidata entries for artwork the National Gallery of Kosovo holds. Wikidata is the database of free data, a sister project of Wikipedia. These entries can be now used to easily develop new projects beyond just Wikimedia projects.
Established in 1979, the National Gallery of Kosovo holds works by hundreds of Kosovo, ex-Yugoslav and world artists. The entries created on Wikidata will now allow this artwork to be connected to their authors and other significant artwork by the same authors.
The next phases of the collaboration are the placement of a Wikimedian-in-Residence at the Gallery and holding the first edit-a-thon with the art students of the University of Prishtina.
The Wikimedian-in-Residence will lay the foundation for a more lasting partnership between the Albanian Wikipedia community and the National Gallery of Kosovo. It will promote understanding of Wikimedia among the staff of the Gallery, and will work towards digitizing, compiling, and organizing resources that can be shared with the Wikipedia community worldwide as the collection of the Gallery contains many art pieces of well-known international artists.
Edit-a-thons held with the art students of the University of Prishtina will allow creation of various articles on Wikipedia and improvement of existing ones related to the work the Gallery holds. Edit-a-thons are a great opportunity to bring together communities and create interest for both Wikimedia and the National Gallery of Kosovo.
WoALUG welcomes cooperation with all GLAM institutions.
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