Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/200906

This is the chapters report of Wikimedia Nederland for June 2009.

Wiki Loves Art / NLEdit

In the month of June Wikimedia Nederland organized together with local partners a Dutch version of Wiki Loves Art. Over 45 museums participated, more then 200 people registered in the Flickr group and over 5400 freely licenced photos were submitted. Amongst the participating museums were the Van Gogh museum , Tropenmuseum, Boijmans van Beuningen and The Gemeentemuseum. Participating museums were all around the country.

Most museums were allowing photographing the whole month, while some museums organized special events for the photographers. Van Gogh organized two special slots of two hour to photograph, without public, on June 23 and 28.

Wiki loves art / NL got quite some press coverage, including articles in national newspapers and reports on national television. The majority of reactions on the project were very positive. During Wiki Loves Art, several events were organized in cooperation with the museums.

July and August will be used for categorizing, uploading and judging the photos. Ten photographers will win prizes, including a cheque of 500 euros to spend on photographic equipment for the best photo.

For more information visit and the Flickr pool at

General AssembleeEdit

On June 6 a General Assemblee was organized. Main topics included the future of the chapter, procedures around the board elections and an update on the budget for 2009. One of the outcomes was that board members will most likely serve 2 year terms in the future.

Lustrum RUGEdit

On June 13, Wikimedia Nederland participated in the Lustrum of the Groningen University with a Wikipedia Lounge in the University Library. Several lectures were organized and Wikipedia volunteers explained Wikipedia to interested people visiting the Night of Art and Science in the library.


Wikimedia Nederland is planning to organize a series of workshops to introduce people to Wikipedia editing. These workshops will take place in the beginning op september. The website can be reached via

Coming upEdit

  • July 4, Summer Barbecue for Wikimedians in Eindhoven
  • July 18, Chapters meeting in Brussels regarding European legislation
  • July/August, Judging and processing for Wiki Loves Art
  • September, Afterparty and prize ceremony for Wiki Loves Art
  • September, Wikimedia Workshops and open evenings
  • November, Wikimedia Conference NL