GLAM/Newsletter/October 2012/Contents/Sweden report
Local heritage and sami culture
Civil parishes at the National Historical Museum
During the weekend of 20-21 October several wikipedians helped manning a booth at the National Historical Museeum where the Union of Swedish Local History had invited local heritage museums and civil parish groups. As the museum and civil parish people displayed their stuff and tried to sell books and handcrafted items we told them about Wikipedia and a recently finnished project to add articles about all civil parishes. The average age among the target group during the weekend was almost a three digit number but we where sucessful in showing them the wikipedia articles about their region and how to edit it and we also managed to get some images of traditional costumes. User Yger did a presentation about his civil parish project and Axel Pettersson talked about Cultural heritage online to increase awareness of Wikimedia Commons and giving them options to keeping good images locked in.
Above the arctic circle
Following up on a request by the museum of Sami culture and a meeting between Ájtte and the GLAM manager in June, wikipedian Bengt Oberger headed up to the museum at Jokkmokk to give a one day editing workshop to museum staff. A total of 18 (out of 25) staff members learned how to create and edit articles, discuss with other wikipedians on talk pages and about free licenses and images. Hopefully this will lead to better coverage of Sami culture and more images from the northernmost parts of Sweden.