Folk musicians at the Skansen open-air museum. 1927.
A class at the International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in Tokyo, Japan. 1969.
A children's library in Clamart (Haute-de-Seine), France. 1966.
More folk music – from Sweden and across the sea
A new batch of digitized materials – over 2,600 files – from the Swedish Performing Arts Agency has been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. This upload has several highlights, such as over 700 high quality archival photos documenting folk musicians – a treat for anyone interested in the history of music in the Swedish countryside. And among the music recordings, particularly interesting are those from the Faroe Islands. The recordings were made in 1959!
Wikimedia Sverige has been working together with UNESCO to make more photos from their archives available on Wikimedia Commons. This month, we were able to upload almost a 1,000 photos!. They document the work UNESCO has been doing in education and heritage preservation all around the world, in places ranging from the ancient monuments of Egypt to classrooms in South Korea.
Wikipedia Day 2020
The 2020 Wikipedia day, delayed from April, was done as an online event November 21. The theme for the day was Wikidata, and after a keynote by Karin Nilsson and a greeting by Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research, to start things off there were talks about using Wikidata in politics, cultural heritage and data journalism, combined with a presentation by Robin Linderborg about the election tracker and re-using Wikidata. At the end of the day Alicia Fagerving hosted an introduction to using Wikidata and a workshop inviting the participants to edit and learn more.