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Rembrandt and others – drawings from the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm; Stockholm Museum of Women’s History; The map book of Heinrich Thome; Sörmland Museum; Wikidata competition – International Museum Day 2022
Rembrandt and others – drawings from the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm
As part of Wikimedia Sverige's collaboration with the Nationalmuseum, a couple hundred new files have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons – and more are on the way! These are high-resolution scans of drawings from the museum's collections, and are a valuable addition to the previous uploads, which consisted of paintings. Among the artists represented are Dutch masters such as Andries Both, Romeyn de Hooghe and Rembrandt. Have a look in the category for the new uploads and help us put them to good use on Wikipedia!
Stockholm Museum of Women’s History
The Stockholm Museum of Women’s History are planning to start hosting regular edit-a-thons to add and improve articles in their field, and to kick things off they did a training session for the staff members. Normal editing, uploading images, notability, adding sources, using talk pages and regular Wikimedia basics was on the schedule for the group, as well as looking into various gaps among editors and content and how to fill the gaps.
The map book of Heinrich Thome
The Swedish National Archives has completed the upload of the map book of Heinrich Thome. Thome was a fortification officer in the service of first Sweden and then the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. His map book, produced in the 1620s, includes plans for and maps of cities and fortifications in current day Sweden, Poland, Russia (Kaliningrad), Lithuania and Latvia.
In May, Sörmland Museum has been quite busy on several Wiki projects: We've completed our Wikimedian-in-Residence project together with Biblioteksutveckling Sörmland, organized a Wikipedia competition on folk costumes on Swedish Wikipedia, and uploaded 129 artworks to Wikimedia Commons. The uploaded files include artworks from Bernhard Österman who portrayed royals, stars and the Swedish high society during the early 20th century, Ferdinand Boberg's drawings of buildings and places in Sörmland in the 1910s and 1920s as well as paintings by Nils von Dardel, Olof Hermelin and others.
Wikidata competition – International Museum Day 2022
Power to the Museums was this year's theme for tha International Museum Day and Wikimedia's platforms are truly a powerful place to share knowledge and strengthen museums. In collaboration with the international museum association ICOM, the Wikimedia movement conducted a competition focusing on data and information to pay tribute to the knowledge that museums share.
The project is coordinated by Wikimedia Switzerland (WMCH) and Wikimedia Austria (WMAT) and almost 30 Wikimedia organizations participated. Congratulations to the winners as there were competitions per country and the results are registered on each country's individual dashboard.
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