On November 20 we had an edit-a-thon with Helsinki City Museum's photography collection volunteer groups to write articles about Finnish photographers. Eight volunteers took part in the edit-a-thon. Their usual volunteer work includes selecting interesting photographs from museum archives and also photographing the city according to specific themes, like graffiti in different parts of the city. In our Wiki event, they were writing and improving articles about Finnish photographers like Constantin Grünberg, Väinö Kannisto and Charles Riis.
We also acted as a test group for a new time machine exhibition where cityscapes photographed from Kallio church tower at various time points were projected on walls. The viewers controlled the photos by moving around the room.
A project called Ihme (in English ”wonder”) was launched ten years ago in Finland to foster art in democratic society as important part of human life and everyday existence. Backed by Pro Arte Art Foundation Finland, the Ihme organisation has produced each year one international work and an art festival with various programs.
Ihme contacted Wikimedia Suomi to produce the first Wikimarathon. The idea was to concentrate writing articles about the ten produced and documented works into Wikipedia. In the marathon, five new articles were born and several existing were furbished.
GLAMWiki Tel Aviv 2018
We had two presentations in GlamWiki from Finland. The first one was about rephotography which is covered in the Estonian report and the second one was about Wikidocumentaries which is a wiki that gathers cultural heritage content for the users to work with.
Finland's first wiki-residency comes to a close
Finland's first wiki-residency ended in December. Miku Malinen (User:Lentokonefani) acted as a Wikimedian in Residence at the National Archives of Finland from February. The main project during the residency was the web service Heraldiikan ontologia (HERO, Ontology of heraldry), which remains under development. When released, the heraldic terms included in the service will be linked to corresponding Wikidata items, which will make it easier for users of the service to find additional information on the terms. In addition, the relations of heraldic terms in Wikidata were clarified and corrected using the ontology model of HERO as a basis.