GLAM/Newsletter/September 2016/Contents/Ukraine report
Writing Week Around Content Donation
Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi History and Ethnography Reserve
Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi is an ancient city in the Kiev Oblast (province) of central Ukraine, located some 59.03 mi south of the nation's capital Kiev. Until 1943, the city was known as Pereyaslav. With its current estimated population around 30,000, and over 20 museums, Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi is often described as a "living museum" and was granted the status of a History and Ethnography Reserve. In Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky there is the biggest number of museums comparing to any of Ukrainian towns. The biggest is the Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life in Central Naddnipryanschina, an open-air museum, that occupies 25 hectares.
At the beginning of 2016, Reserve`s administration replied to the Wikimedia Ukraine initiative to publish materials about the museums under the free licence. As the result in the category GLAM Ukraine - National Historic-Ethnographic Reserve "Pereyaslav" one can enjoy 300 photos of museums` exteriors and interiors, and information on 60 architecture objects.
Thematic Week in Ukrainian Wikipedia
Though Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi History and Ethnography Reserve has many significant landmarks, few of them were covered on Wikipedia. Single Topic Writing Week dedicated to the Reserve removed that gap. During September, 24-30, 19 articles were added and 11 improved, grounding on donated materials. There were also contributions to Wikidata, Wikisource and Wikimedia Commons. Progress can be tracked on Week`s page in Ukrainian Wikipedia.
Aquamanile, 13th century
Decorative Art Museum