[Wiki Loves Monuments] Connected Open Heritage project started

Axel Pettersson axel.pettersson at wikimedia.se
Thu Jan 21 15:52:09 UTC 2016

Hi all, (cross posting on purpose, no excuses)

Great news for everyone interested in cultural heritage.

Wikimedia Sverige, along with partners UNESCO, Wikimedia Italia and
Cultural Heritage without Borders, has received a $300,000 grant from
Kulturstiftelsen (the Swedish postcode lottery) to work on a project
called Connected
Open Heritage.[1]

The project lasts until July 2017, and during that time we will work on:


   Migrating the information in the WLM database to Wikidata

   Updating and adding new data about monuments, including from ten
   countries where cultural heritage is at risk

   Uploading tens of thousands of images and media files from cultural
   heritage institutions

   Increasing awareness about what the Wikimedia movement is doing in the
   cultural heritage field, both to the Wikimedia communities, general public
   and also to experts in the field

   Promoting open data and free licenses

   Organizing a photo exhibition with images of cultural heritage in at
   least three countries.

All info on the project, including who to contact if you want to get
involved, timeplan, activities and such are available on Meta. The talk
page on Meta is open for comments and questions, and all input on this is

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Connected_Open_Heritage

Best regards,

Axel Pettersson
Projektledare GLAM/Outreach
Wikimedia Sverige

+46 (0)733 96 55 65
axel.pettersson at wikimedia.se

Twitter: @Haxpett <https://twitter.com/#%21/haxpett>

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