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Wikipedian in residence in the National Museum in Cracow; Training at the Wawel Royal Castle National Art Collection; How can we make GLAM’s digital resources more reusable in education?; The International Museum Day 2022 Wikidata Competition
Wikipedian in residence in the National Museum in Cracow
At the beginning of May the Wikipedian in residence Filip (MNK) has started work at The National Museum in Cracow within the partnership set up in February 2022. For the next three months he will introduce museum staff to the Wikimedia world.
The MNK is the largest museum in Poland and the main branch of Poland's National Museum, so the first step is meet with the curators and custodians to build solid ground for further cooperation. The technical support is also provided to prepare the uploading process of a unique collection of art that belongs to the Museum. The selection of the artworks for the upload to the Wikimedia Commons is prepared by museum professionals. The next steps will focus on engaging museum's professionals and Wikimedia community to prepare and develop articles and illustrate them with uploaded images.
Training at the Wawel Royal Castle National Art Collection
Staff at the Wawel Royal Castle National Art Collection have improved their Wikimedia skills by learning basic editing of Wikipedia. The training was led by Wikipedian Durski and was supported by EwkaC. Thus, the partnership set up two years ago has been relaunched.
The goal is to equip the museum professionals with skills of editing Wikipedia so they could develop the series of articles connected with the new opening of the Crown Treasury which is planned at the end of June this year. The Crown Treasure is now reconstructed and renovated. It is the part of the Castle that was used from the 15th century for storing the Polish coronation insignia and Crown Jewels. The new and expanded exposition of the Treasury will include the objects that will be described in Wikipedia.
The Wawel Royal Castle, where the museum is located, for centuries had been the residence of the kings of Poland and the symbol of Polish statehood.
How can we make GLAM’s digital resources more reusable in education?
We invite you to take part in a pan-European research conducted by Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation in partnership with Europeana and EuroClio. It is addressed to teachers, educators and librarians who use GLAM’s digital resources in the education process.
The research project will focus on studying teachers’ and educators' motivation, ways of use and barriers regarding the usage of digital educational educational tools & resources developed by GLAM institutions.
On behalf of Centrum Cyfrowe we invite you to fill up a short questionnaire. This will not take more than 10 minutes. You can take part in the survey till the end of June 2022.
More information about the research project can be found here.
All materials from the study will be published on a Centrum Cyfrowe website as well as a pdf format and made available under CC BY Licence – so everyone can copy, modify, distribute, communicate and make the publication available to the public, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
The official presentation of the research will take place in September 2022 during the Open Education Policy Forum.
The International Museum Day 2022 Wikidata Competition
Wikimedia Poland has participated in the Wikidata Competition, which was organized to celebrate the International Museum Day. The competition took place from May 4 to 18, 2022. On 17th of May Wikimedia Poland organized event for Polish Wikimedia Community to edit wikidata on museums together. The goal was to get newcomers more familiar with this Wikimedia project and create a space for exchange of knowledge and experience in editing Wikidata.
According to the statistics, there were 46 participants from Poland, who made a total number of 21 653 edits. The winners of Polish edition of the competition are: Piastu, Czupirek, Powerek38.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all participants and organizers!
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