Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/20214

GLAMs and contentEdit

WikiVrijdagen with Atria and IHLIAEdit

During WikiVrijdagen we work monthly with Atria and IHLIA to promote more diversity in Wikimedia projects. In May, June and July we will again organise online WikiVrijdagen together and we have determined the following programme:

In May and June, we will write and publish one article together with participants who already have some knowledge about Wikipedia. We will divide the tasks, every participant will take on a part of the article and we will help each other. Starting Wikipedians will have the possibility to follow an introduction to Wikipedia and/or ask questions.

The WikiVrijdagen are very accessible and can be freely planned by the participants. Participants decide for themselves whether they join the starters or the more experienced group.

Wikimedians in Residence will increase the visibility of media art on WikipediaEdit

As part of the Media Art on Wikipedia project, two Wikimedians in Residence have been appointed to join the project team for six months.

The three-year project Media Art on Wikipedia started on 15 March this year and is a unique cooperation between LIMA, Wikimedia Nederland, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed Amersfoort, several universities, NDE and DEN. The project aims to increase the online findability and accessibility of media art. This will happen by creating a link between Wikipedia and - the online catalogue in which the media art collections of various national museums and institutions are disclosed. The data of the artists on will be included in Wikidata, Wikimedia and Wikipedia.

The two Wikimedians, Hanno Lans and Stella van Ginkel, each add valuable expertise to the project team. Lans, who has extensive experience in advising, guiding and implementing web projects, will assist the technical team in realising the links between the various databases. Van Ginkel, who brings with her a large network and a great deal of knowledge about the Wikimedia community, will support the development and organisation of courses and writing sessions on artists and media art themes.

Wikimedia training: shared heritage - Suriname and the CaribbeanEdit

On Friday 23 April the online Wikimedia training Suriname and the Caribbean officially started. The training, funded by GO Fonds, is fully booked with over 35 participants from Suriname, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and the Netherlands. The participants of the training are mainly employees of cultural institutions. During the first master class on 23 April, the participants got a general introduction to Wikimedia projects, an introduction to Wikipedia by Ms. Yunette Aniceta (University of Curaçao), and stories from practice by two Wikipedians.

The next master classes will take place on 12 May (topic: Wikimedia Commons), 28 May (topic: Wikidata) and 11 June (topic: Sensitive heritage about the colonial past and Wikisource). The course will be concluded with a practical day on Saturday 26 June. Some of the participants will probably also join the Wiki Goes Caribbean project for further guidance on editing Wikipedia.

Papiamentu and Papiamento: Wikipedia is up and ready to go!Edit

In 2018, on the initiative of UNESCO Nederland and Wikimedia Nederland, the Wiki goes Caribbean (WGC) project was launched, with the aim of expanding, enlarging, improving and updating the information about Suriname and the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. In this context, the Wiki Goes Caribbean working group of Wikimedia Nederland decided to revive the Papiamentu/Papiamento Wikipedia. Since then, great progress has been made. Read more in this blog.

Communication and publicityEdit


We sent out the newsletter of April.

Free PublicityEdit

Following the WikiGap Challenge, we were approached by a national newspaper, NRC. They wanted to focus on the gendergap on Wikipedia. We got them in touch with Wikipedians to interview. Project leader Denise Jansen of Wikimedia Nederland was also interviewed. Monday 12 April the article 'Wikipedia geeft een door mannen vervormd beeld'('Wikipedia presents a picture distorted by men') was published.