[Foundation-l] Wikipedia Invades La Plata Natural History Museum

emijrp emijrp at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 08:43:01 UTC 2009

Please, can all these images be categorized in a common category? Thanks

2009/4/25 Patricio Lorente <patricio.lorente at gmail.com>

> Wikipedia Invades La Plata Natural History Museum
> Saturday, May 2nd, from 10 am, a group of wikipedians - members of
> Wikimedia Argentina - will visit the La Plata Natural History Museum
> to gather information to flush out and complete articles in the
> renowned online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
> The group will be composed of editors and photographers and will be
> led through the museum by tour guides during their visit. The
> wikipedians hope to broaden articles which cover the themes that the
> museum includes and take photographs of the exhibitions to help
> illustrate the text of the encyclopedia. The photographs will not only
> be used in the Spanish articles, but also in articles in over 250
> languages that are available in Wikipedia. The photographs will be
> published with a free license in Wikimedia Commons
> (http://commons.wikimedia.org).
> The La Plata Natural History Museum is a natural science museum which
> houses a vast collection of archeological, anthropological and
> ethnographic information. Founded by Francisco Pascisio Moreno in
> 1884, the museum is unique in its scope in South America with over
> 3,000,000 objects in its collection and over 130 years of history.
> The museum is renowned for its collection of large fossilized mammals
> of the pampas from the Cenozoic and Quaternary eras as well as
> collections of trilobite fossils of the Cambrian period and graptolite
> fossils from the Silurian period in Argentina. Also, Argentina and
> Peru archeological and ethnographic collections are on exhibition, as
> well as showing the broader landscape of the Americas. There is also
> an Egyptian room where an original temple (the temple of Aksha, from
> Nubia) is on display. The archeological collection shows cultural
> development of Latin America from 12,800 BC through to the Inca empire
> and the arrival of the Europeans. More information can be found
> online: http://www.fcnym.unlp.edu.ar/museo/
> Wikimedia Argentina is a non-profit membership group which has been
> recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation as a local chapter of our
> country. The Wikimedia Foundation maintains a global projects such as
> Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikiversidad, Wikiquotes, etc.
> Currently, Wikimedia Argentina is organizing Wikimania 2009, the
> international conference of Wikimedia projects to be held in late
> August. The city of Buenos Aires was selected for this annual meeting,
> which in years prior has taken place in the United States of America,
> Germany, Taiwan and Egypt. More information can be found online:
> http://www.wikimedia.org.ar
> --
> Patricio Lorente
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