As we announced in our report of March, Pará is the Brazilian state chosen for the project Wiki Loves Pará. This is an one-year-effort for filling the gap of information on cultural, historical, and natural heritage about Pará on Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia in Portuguese.
Montepio Geral de Economia dos Servidores do Estado (MAG)
Montepio Geral de Economia dos Servidores do Estado was the first official social security institution in Brazil. It was created on January 10, 1835, by a decree of the Regência Trina, that ruled in the name of the young boy Pedro de Alcântara, successor to Pedro I. The collection uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by a WMB partnership was recognized by UNESCO as a Documentary Heritage of Humanity under the name "Memory of the World".
During the Museum Week, three activities was proposed to the community:
USP Museum of Veterinary Anatomy is a museum open to the public at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (FMVZ) at the University of São Paulo (USP). It is also one of the first GLAM partners of Wiki Movimento Brasil (see our March 2019 report). During this youtube live, the museologist at MAV, Maurício Cândido da Silva, talked about some initial obstacles and learnings and also about the great results for disseminating MAV's collection around the world. And the GLAM & Culture manager, Sandra Soster, explained the four steps of a GLAM-WMB partnership.
Miguel Arcanjo Benício de Assunção Dutra (Itu, August 15, 1812 - Piracicaba, 1875), better known as Miguelzinho Dutra, was a Brazilian painter, sculptor, goldsmith, architect, poet, carver, church decorator, musician, and watercolorist, who stood out for his style, which combines a naïf character of popular taste with a spontaneous and original realism, intertwined with traditionally baroque formal solutions. [...] Of his vast oeuvre, little remains, with highlights including numerous watercolors depicting landscapes, cities, churches, farms, human types of all social classes, and street scenes common in rural Brazilian life of the first half of the 19th century, now of great iconographic importance. - Portuguese Wikipedia article translated to English.
Large upload from Musica Brasilis
The project Musica Brasilis provided 710 new sheet music by 51 Brazilian composers. Among them:
In 26 May, Wikimedistas de Uruguay organized a panel on international and national experiences on open access, in the context of the "Wikimuseos" cycle. Sandra Soster was invited to present the case of the GLAM-Wiki partnership between Wiki Movimento Brasil and USP Museum of Veterinary Anatomy. This case of success is an example of how to digitize the collection, organize its metadata and make it available on Wikimedia platforms with little financial resources and really high quality.