Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/20203

Communication and publicityEdit


We sent out our newsletter of March and and a special edition on 8 March related to reaching 2 million articles on the Dutch-language Wikipedia.



Two media donations by Nationaal Museum van WereldculturenEdit

In March 2020, the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (the parent organization of the Tropenmuseum) has contributed two new collections to Wikimedia Commons.

Collection Josephine PowellEdit

On the occasion of International Women's Day 2020, the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen has uploaded over 800 images to Wikimedia Commons, consisting of photographs of objects from the collection of photographer Josephine Powell.

Josephine Powell spent a lot of time in the muslim world. Thousands of everyday objects from that region, collected by Powell, have now become part of the collections of the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen.

Photographs related to the Netherlands and the worldEdit

A second media donation in March 2020 consist of more than 500 digitized photographs, taken between the late 19th and 20th Century. The photographs fit into Wikimedia Nederland's thematic project Nederland en de wereld (The Netherlands and the world); they depict people, culture and buildings in regions with which the Netherlands has historical connections. This specific set of photos includes historical images of Bengal, Southern Africa, Siberia and Ghana.

View, and help categorize, these images on Wikimedia Commons.

Student research on GLAM-Wiki at Erasmus University RotterdamEdit

A group of students at Erasmus University Rotterdam, led by scholar Trilce Navarrete, has researched the value propositions for cultural institutions (especially museums) of working with Wikimedia platforms. Wikimedia Nederland has provided mentorship in this course.


Gendergap event in the context of International Women's Day

As part of International Women's Day, Wikimedia Nederland organised a special Gendergap WikiZaterdag. During this WikiZaterdag, 50 Wikimedians met each other at the office of Wikimedia Nederland in Utrecht, followed introductory workshops and gave presentations on reducing the gender gap. For most participants, this was their first introduction to Wikimedia projects. Take a look at the pictures on Wikimedia Commons.

During this WikiZaterdag a reporter from de Volkskrant was present. She wrote about this event in her column and the following Monday Wikipedian Ciell was interviewed by the NPO1 radio programme Stax&Toine. All in all we look back on a beautiful WikiZaterdag