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Between 2016 and 2017 Wikimedia Sverige and Cultural Heritage without Borders worked on compiling data on what datasets of built cultural heritage exists in the world. We targeted a selected few countries as part of the initial project. The initial selection was made based on whether Cultural Heritage without Borders had contacts, or whether the country has a lot of cultural heritage in danger according to the World Monuments Fund World Monuments Watch list and the UNESCO World Heritage sites in danger list. We also added a few other countries that seem to be great possibilities thanks to our extended network. We were using the following methodology to select which countries to focus on: Connected Open Heritage/Country selection criteria.

In 2021 work continues with data being added from the Wiki Loves Monuments database to Wikidata. These efforts are done as part of the Strategic data uploads by the Content Partnerships Hub.

Overview of possible countries[edit]

This is answered with either yes or no and is based on our current knowledge. The list will be updated ongoingly by the project team.

Country Region Cultural heritage at high risk[1] Data existing and structured (national) Data existing and structured (local) Licences suitable (before contacts) Licences suitable (after contacts) Wikimedia has org.[2] in country Support from local Wikimedia affiliate possible WLM likely[3] Other factors
Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe No Yes Yes No No No No
Italy Europe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spain Europe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Romania Europe Yes
Turkey Europe Yes
Denmark Europe Yes Yes Yes Yes
Georgia Europe No Yes Yes No
Malta Europe Yes Yes Yes Yes
Moldova Europe No Yes Yes No Yes
Norway Europe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
United Kingdom Europe Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mali Africa Yes No No No
Egypt Africa Yes
Morocco Africa Yes
Tanzania Africa Yes
Zimbabwe Africa Yes
South Africa Africa Yes
Kenya Africa No No No No No No
Afghanistan Middle East Yes
Iraq Middle East Yes
Israel Middle East Yes
Yemen Middle East Yes
Jordan Middle East Yes Yes Yes
Palestine Middle East Yes Yes Yes
Syria Middle East Yes No No Yes
China Asia Yes
India Asia Yes
Japan Asia Yes
Nepal Asia Yes
Philippines Asia Yes
Pakistan Asia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Australia Oceania Yes Yes Yes Yes for descriptions of sites Yes
Indonesia Oceania Yes
New Zealand Oceania Yes
Palau Oceania Yes No No
Samoa Oceania Yes No No
Fiji Oceania Yes No No
Argentina Central and South America Yes
Chile Central and South America Yes
Mexico Central and South America Yes
Panama Central and South America Yes
Peru Central and South America Yes
United States of America North America Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. According to our definition and assessment in Connected Open Heritage/Country selection criteria.
  2. I.e. Chapter, Thematic Organization, User group.
  3. Organizing WLM is not part of the project, but it is central for use of the datasets. This take into consideration if we know the Wikimedia organization is planing something and also the legal situation (i.e. FoP).