This sounds really good and interesting!


On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 4:52 PM, Axel Pettersson <> wrote:

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 welcome.


Best regards,

Axel Pettersson
Projektledare GLAM/Outreach
Wikimedia Sverige