Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/20202


Wiki Goes CaribbeanEdit

On February 18, 28 people travelled to the National Archives in The Hague to visit the Wiki goes Caribbean New Year meeting. Among the participants were Wikimedians, researchers and people from the network of Wikimedia Nederland, the Dutch Caribbean Bookclub, the National Archives and various organizations including Stichting Splika, Stichting Stil Verleden, the MUSEON, Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen and Stichting Tribal Wisdom. The progress made within the Wiki goes Caribbean project and the plans for 2020 were discussed in more detail. In addition, valuable ideas were shared about approaching and activating people with a connection to the Caribbean. The meeting ended with a pleasant drink with Antillean snacks. Pictures of the meeting can be seen on Wikimedia Commons.

WikiFridays at IhliaEdit

On 14 February, IHLIA and Wikimedia Nederland organized the first Wikivrijdag at IHLIA. There was a lot of enthusiasm for this afternoon, we had already reached the maximum number of 15 participants well before 14 February.

It was interesting to think together about encyclopaedic relevance and we are happy to report that an article was published the same afternoon (Transcreen).

From now on there will be a monthly meeting at IHLIA. Together with IHLIA we are working on deepening and expanding the information on lhbti-related matters on Wikipedia and sister projects.

Students write articles about Media artistsEdit

In January we completed a collaboration between Wikimedia, LIMA and 20 students of the study Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Amsterdam. The students were commissioned to write a Wikipedia article. Most students wrote an article for the English Wikipedia and submitted their article as a draft. Some have now been published, others are still awaiting review or need improvement.


Diversity - Gendergap WikiSaturday in the context of International Women's DayEdit

February is largely dominated by the preparations for our event on March 7th. On the 7th of March Wikimedia Nederland, in cooperation with the gendergap volunteers, organizes a Wikiday within the context of International Women's Day. The day consists of three introduction workshops (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata), one can get started to add knowledge about women to Wikimedia projects. In addition, several speakers will talk about their work for the gendergap project during an inspiration session.

Communication and publicityEdit


We sent out our newsletter of February.