The Heritage Lens is an initiative of the Deoband Community Wikimedia that aims at the representation of Muslim heritage within the Wikimedia projects. The name was idealised by DCW's Creative Head Munazza Anjum, and the first official iteration under this program is conducted in and around Deoband, in India, from 23 July to 25 July 2023. The initiative has been developed in response to DCW's Strategic Recommendations from February 2023.
Background and Program
The first iteration of the program included a series of training sessions named as "Empowering Creatives", discussing topics such as Basics of Wikimedia Commons, Copyright Attribution Significance and the Freedom of Panorama. The second and subsequent iterations are supported with a fellowship. It is mandatory for a Heritage Lens to submit their learning report once the iteration has been completed.