GLAM/Newsletter/September 2018/Contents/Germany report
History of Women and Democracy, Wikipedia-Culture-Ambassadors and two GLAM-on-Tour-stations in just four weeks
Edit-a-thon "100 Years of the women's right to vote" Frankfurt 2018
The Edit-a-thon takes place from 31st August to 2nd September in cooperation with the Historisches Museum Frankfurt. During the weekend, the exhibition "Ladies' Choice! 100 years of women's suffrage" started at the museum. A visit to the exhibition was part of the event in Frankfurt. The event is part of a series on the subject. The next event will be in Stuttgart.
This project is part of the European Heritage Year (see "WP:Kurier" contribution). The project takes place from 7th to 9th September in Kassel. The main objective of the project module "Wikipedia Cultural Ambassadors" should be to strengthen the community of Wikimedia projects in the subject area GLAM by qualification in relevant areas. Together with the department "World Heritage" of the German UNESCO Commission, we would like to create an offer to prepare interested community members for upcoming cooperations with GLAMs in the best possible way. On Sunday, the participants visited the Bergpark in Kassel, a World Heritage Site in Kassel. The aims are: GLAM activists are officially qualified and can contribute their knowledge and experience to future GLAM cooperation. The cooperation with the German UNESCO Commission as a relevant partner in the GLAM area is being strengthened and expanded.
What happens to the results? The contents, which are conveyed during the seminar, are recorded and subsequently published. This should also give prospective students the opportunity to qualify in this subject area.
GLAM on Tour at the Grunewald Hunting Lodge in Berlin
In cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, a GLAM on Tour Station took place in September in the hunting lodge Grunewald in Berlin. There, among other things, the Cranach collection and the hunting museum is located. The results of the event could be seen on Wikimedia Commons.
GLAM on Tour at the Museum of Natural History Görlitz
For the first time, the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz is opening its doors to honorary authors of the free encyclopedia Wikipedia. The approximately 15 participants and participants received first-hand knowledge during the two-day workshop. In lectures, guided tours of the collections and the museum library, the Wikipedians gain insight into current research results and can take a look behind the scenes of the research buildings. The results of the event could be seen on Wikimedia Commons.