Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2022/Programme/Submissions/The time for virtual exhibitions has come: Extending Wikimedia with WikiMuseum

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The time for virtual exhibitions has come
Extending Wikimedia with WikiMuseum
Type of submission (lecture, panel, workshop, lightning talk, roundtable, poster)
  • lightning talk
Author(s) of the submission
Username(s)
  • Kruusamägi
Affiliation
Theme(s)
  • Partnerships
Level of advancement (basic, medium, advanced)
  • basic
Abstract (up to 100 words)

Wikipedia has a long history of working with museums. But what about being a museum? What about telling the stories that an encyclopedia by itself cannot?

In 2017 we tested a multi-language virtual exhibition "The decisive years prior to Independence: Moments from the Estonian art of 1914–18". By now there are well over ten virtual exhibitions on Estonian Wikipedia.

If we want to make the sum of all human knowledge freely accessible to everyone, then we must also keep extending the range of projects that prosper under Wikimedia. The time is right to kickstart a new Wikimedia project -- WikiMuseum.

How will this session be beneficial for the communities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe?

CEE region could be in forefront of developing this new project.

Special requirements
Slides or further information
Slides

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