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
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
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
+46 (0)733 96 55 65
Twitter: @Haxpett <https://twitter.com/#%21/haxpett>
Stöd fri kunskap, bli medlem i Wikimedia Sverige.
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