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Europeana Fashion edit-a-thon; Wiki Loves Monuments

By Romaine
Decorative motif, mittens and cravat in silk Chantilly bobbin lace, 1850-1910. MoMu - Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, Photo by Hugo Maertens, Bruges

Europeana Fashion edit-a-thon MoMu

On Monday 23 September an edit-a-thon was held in the Belgian city Antwerp as cooperation between Fashion Museum Antwerp, Wikimedia Belgium (in founding process) and Wikimedia Netherlands. About 25 participants listened to a presentation about the museum, followed by a presentation about Wikipedia and Wikimedia, and started with editing and writing about Belgian fashion. In between writing sessions the participants had a tour through the museum and were informed about the collection and exhibition of the Belgian fashion.

The edit-a-thon was organized as part of Europeana Fashion and also other organisations were involved. The museum uploaded also images of pieces, see the category on Commons.

Images of the edit-a-thon can be found here on Commons.

Wiki Loves Monuments

Waterhuis aan de Bierkant in Ghent

On 7 September there was a Wiki Loves Monuments Kick-off meeting and final statutes discussion at the Sint-Gorikshallen / Halles Saint-Géry.

On 28 September 2013 there was a Wiki Loves Monuments Upload marathon at Waterhuis aan de Bierkant in Ghent + a founding meeting.

Some statistics:
For Belgium there were 3210 photos uploaded by 121 participants for a total of more than 13 GB. There was one participant that uploaded 700 photos. On the 28th of September there were 422 uploads.

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