Wiki Loves Monuments; Fundación Joaquín Díaz González; Wiki Party in Salamanca
Wiki Loves Monuments
Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in Spain was held on September, but the results were been published in October. It was the third time that Wiki Loves Monuments was organized in Spain. This year Wikimedia Spain doesn't organize an awards ceremony, but the prizes and gifts were sent by mail. More than 23,000 images were uploaded during the contest (mainly on Wikimedia Commons, but also on Flickr) by more than 400 participants. Spain was the 5th country with more pictures and the 12th with more participants. Also there were more than 40 mentions in different websites, newspapers, blogs, etc. The three first pictures and the participant who uploaded pictures from more different monuments get a prize, and all finalists and the jury have also a diploma, a book about Wikipedia and a notebook of Lettera27.
2764 pictures released by the archive of the Joaquín Díaz Foundation
Zorrilla Square and the Cavalry Academy of Valladolid in a picture of the 1950s released by Joaquín Díaz Foundation.
Wikimedia Spain started a cooperation with the Fundación Joaquín Díaz, which holds a Museum and an Archive dedicated to old pictures, old musical instruments and cultural research about the Spanish region of Castile and León.
The Foundation takes the name of Joaquín Díaz González, probably the most important folklorist and ethnographer on that region and one of the most important in Spain.
The first step of the cooperation has been the batch upload of 2764 old pictures of Castile and León to Commons, which can be visited at this category.
Wikiparty at University of Salamanca
On November, 15th a Wikiparty was hold at University of Salamanca, one of the most important universities of Europe. The first editathon on Wikipedia was celebrated linked to the exhibition Loci et imagines/ Lugares e imágenes. 800 años de Patrimonio de la Universidad de Salamanca. There was a visit to the exhibition, a workshop and finally, the editathon, about the images of the exhibition. The activity was organized by Medialab USAL and had the collaboration of Oficina del VIII Centenario, Oficina de Conocimiento Abierto and Manuel Pérez and Eduardo Azofra.
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