What happens when Wikipedians meet archeologists? From 3 to 5 October 2016, a GLAM on Tour station took place at the collection of antiquities of Heidelberg University. The aims of the event were to produce new open content for the Wikimedia projects and to initiate closer ties between Wikipedians and the University.
The programme was very diverse: To get started, the director of the collection of antiquities showed Wikipedians and interested University staff around in the museum and provided inside scientific information and literature to be used for the work on Wikipedia articles. In a second step, scholars hold lectures about the institute of Archeology and about 3D techniques to measure and reconstruct archeological objects. Last but not least, volunteers and Wikimedia Deutschland presented to University staff the Wikimedia projects and possibilities to collaborate. In total 40 people participated at the lectures and exchanged with the 10 Wikipedians. Based on the inputs, editor workshops took place and many new articles and pictures were produced.