Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/20213

GLAMS and contentEdit

Wikimedians in Residence for Media Art Project LIMAEdit

Exposition d'art contemporain au CRAC

In March 2021, the first Wikimedian in Residence (WiR) started for the project Media Art on Wikipedia, specifically focused on a technical link between the data of Wikipedia and the online catalog

At the beginning of this year Mediakunst on Wikipedia was launched, a project carried out by LIMA, Wikimedia Nederland and museum partners and knowledge institutions such as the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed Amersfoort, a number of universities, NDE and DEN. The collaboration involves integrating the workings of Wikipedia with The data of the artists on will be included in Wikidata and Wikipedia. In this way the information of - and with that the knowledge about - media art and media artists that was previously only available at specialized institutions will be made accessible on a national and international level for a broad public.

In April 2021, a second WiR will start that will focus on providing training within the organizations affiliated with the Media Art Project.

Wikimedia and librariesEdit

Following the introduction session at the OCLC Contact Day, Wikimedia Nederland and OCLC are offering five webinars on the topic of "Libraries and Wikipedia. Sharing knowledge together in a digital world'.

During these five webinars, we will discuss in depth:

  • Reliable sources, how to recognize them?
  • The possibilities that Wikimedia offers for library objectives
  • Increasing visibility and the (visual) collection

The webinars are open to library directors, staff members and volunteers within the Wikimedia community who are interested in the collaboration opportunities between libraries and Wikimedia projects. The first webinar was on March 18, and we will conclude the series on April 8.

Wikigap challenge & Wiki SaturdayEdit

The WikiSaturday on March 6 was entirely dedicated to International Women's Day. The online meeting was the kick-off for the WikiGap Challenge, organized by the Gendergap working group and the working group Wiki goes Caribbean with support from the Swedish Embassy. These working groups consists of volunteers, who are doing the key-work

For one month, volunteers are making an extra effort to create and/or improve more articles, with a focus on biographies of women and related topics on Wikipedia. Volunteers are writing articles in as many languages as possible. The kick-off meeting at the online WikiSaturday welcomed 38 participants. The program consisted of interesting speakers, an introduction to Wikipedia editing for beginners and the opportunity to work together.

Wikimedia training around shared heritage - Suriname and the Dutch CaribbeanEdit

Algemene kaart van Suriname, Alexander de Lavaux, Hendrik de Leth, Directeurs van de sociëteit van Suriname, 1737 - 1757. Rijksmuseum, Public Domain

From the end of April until the end of June 2021, Wikimedia Nederland organizes an intensive and beginner-friendly Wikimedia training for people, initiatives and cultural organizations that manage heritage about the history of Suriname, the Dutch Caribbean and the Netherlands. During the training, a lot of attention will be given to 'sensitive' heritage which, for instance, relates to colonial history and to slavery.

The training consists of four masterclasses and one full day for editing and practicing. Most sessions will be held in Dutch but some parts will be in English.

  1. 23 April 2021: Masterclass 1 - Introduction to Wikimedia and Wikipedia
  2. 12 May 2021: Masterclass 2 - Wikimedia Commons
  3. 28 May 2021: Masterclass 3 - Wikidata
  4. 11 June 2021: Masterclass 4 - Sensitive heritage on Wikimedia projects + Wikisource
  5. Saturday 26 June 2021: Full day of practice

The full program of the training, and times of the various masterclasses, are listed on Dutch Wikipedia.

Communication and publicityEdit


We sent out the newsletter of March.

Media coverage projects Wikimedia NederlandEdit