you mentioned Austria as an example for hosting a future exhibition of the winning
photographs of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012. Indeed the interest to see these pictures in
Austria is big and so this idea is not new to us.
We startet an exhibition of the 12 pictures, which were awarded on the European level in
2011. This exhibition was opened by the leading politicians of the federal state of Upper
Austria in Perg. Perg is a little city, but we wanted to bring the idea of maintaining the
international cultural heritage to the regions of Austria.
There were plans of bringing that exhibition to the neighbouring countries of Austria,
which were not part of Wiki Loves Monuments at that time. But now nearly every country
around Austria takes part in WLM, so they can organize exhibitions of their own, we will
So we will be glad not to have to finance the production of the photo plates or frames
from our own budget again :). As mentioned on this list before, not all of the winning
photos had the same resolution last year, so we decided to have them in different sizes
for the exhibition. It looked great in the gallery, similar to a museum, where most of the
paintings have different sizes.
We are looking forward to that exhibition and have plans, where we can show it.
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Datum: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:15:36 +0200
Von: Barbara Fischer <barbara.fischer(a)wikimedia.de>
An: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
Betreff: [Wiki Loves Monuments] How about having a touring exhibition with the winning
photographs? Name us Your exhibition site!
lately we have been in touch with some printing house to find a sponsor
the calendars. We did find one as You know, but we also find a printing
house ready to print in high quality and good price the 12 winners (a.o.)
on alu-dibond <http://img.seenby.de/120807/css/bond.jpg> in an exhibition
format like A1 (594 × 841 cm). And first research on shipping costs let
come to the conclusion, that we could have an exhibition tour with the
winner - motive hosted by local partners.
As an example:
Wikimedia Austria does have the Bundes Denkmalamt as partner. Would they
like to host for two weeks in the coming year and than send it further to
the next exhibition site previewed? The exhibition would be ready for show
and delivered in two boxes including the labels to each image and the
We do consider this idea a nice opportunity to show to a broader public
achievements and to deepen the contact with local partners. It might even
help to prepare the ground for a coming Wiki loves Monuments edition 2013.
Start of the Tour: not before December 2012
End of the Tour August 2013 (scheduled date for the Wikimania)
Taken in account that the exhibition should stay at least 10 - 14 days at
each station and shipping might take some time, we could have 6 to 8
stations all together. WLM international would be able to finance the
production of the photo plates, boxes and stand for the shipping costs (up
to a certain amount). We could help with an press advisory and layouts for
promotion material. But we need Your help to find local partners.
The partner will host the exhibition and stand for promotion and press
work. Would You like to check with your partners, how they like the idea?
Please take in account that I will not be able to attend You in the coming
three weeks. I will be completely offline, due to health reasons. But than
I will be back and love to share Your ideas how and where the tour should
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