Hi all,
the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#38) is available.
This time we write about the results of our Assembly, the prizegiving for Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, our partecipation to World Business Forum next week, and our internal fundraising campaign.

As usual a link has been added to meta, under Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Italia ; raw text of the bulletin follows below.

ciao, .mau.

=== Assembly ===
On October 20 we had our official assembly in Pisa. We talked about the Wikimedia Conference, to be held in Milan next April: It will feature two representatives from each national chapter, in order to discuss the different realities experienced by the National Chapters, and future plans. We also decided to organize a new edition of Wiki Loves Monuments in 2013.

=== Wiki Loves Monuments ===

On 31 October, at the Galleria Alberto Sordi in Rome, we awarded the [http://www.wikilovesmonuments.it/2012/11/i-vincitori/ 10 best pictures] which entered Wiki Loves Monuments. Ten other photos received special mentions. Congratulations to all the winners, especially to Nicola D'Orta, who was awarded the first prize for the photo of the [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anfiteatro_Campano_-_003.jpgancient amphitheater of Capua]; to Bernard Marchetti, who won the second prize with the photo of the [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Galleria_Alberto_Sordi_-_ingresso_principale.jpg Galleria Alberto Sordi in Rome], and to Andrea Parisi, who qualified third portraying the [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Teatro_Comunale.jpg Municipal Theatre of Ferrara].

The 2012 edition of Wiki Loves Monuments collected nearly twice as many photographs as the 2011 edition, which just entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest photo competition ever.

The organizers of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 never stop: while waiting for 2013 edition, twenty photographs are carried around Italy and exposed to cultural institutions, museums and libraries.

=== Wikimedia Italy at World Business Forum ===

Wikimedia Italy was invited to follow the World Business Forum ( http://www.wobi.com/it/event/world-business-forum-milano-2012 ), to be held in Milan on 6 and 7 November. It is a prestigious management training event, dedicated to the understanding of the dynamics and challenges of our time and the global economy.

=== Support us with a donation ===

The donations we receive as Wikimedia Italy will be used to spread free knowledge. Our flagship projects for 2013 will be ArcheoWiki, through which we'll free the archaeological heritage in Lombardia making it available to everyone, and Wiki Loves Monuments, a the Guinness Book of Records photo contest; but we will support many other projects.

Our work is made possible by a community of volunteers, members and donors, whose support becomes our strength and autonomy.

We want to continue to work so that everyone can take advantage of the entire wealth of the human knowledge. Connect to the web site sostienilacultura.it, make your donation, and help freeing the culture.