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Government agencies and cultural heritage in Italy[edit]

Data about cultural heritage is stored by in each administrative region of the country.

Legislated protection of cultural heritage in Italy[edit]

Please refer to the page Italian cultural heritage on the Wikimedia projects to read about the restrictive legislation to protection cultural heritage in Italy.

Policy decisions on access to public information[edit]

Regulation hindering the distribution of pictures in Italy[edit]

Pictures from public places don't enjoy any exception in Italian copyright law; rather, they are subject to additional law restrictions, a sort of reverse FOP. Object still under copyright (as recent buildings, subjects to architect's copyright) only allow "quotation right" minimal "fair use" (according to general copyright act, §70 and §70 1-bis). Additionally, photos of any cultural heritage asset are subject to pre-emptive authorisation, a fee and other restriction due to the cultural heritage and landscape law. More information is available here.

Museum or archives that are willing to add their material[edit]

Network of contacts: Italy[edit]

Wikimedia activity in Italy[edit]

Wikimedia Italia became a chapter in 2005. Italy took part in Wiki Loves Monuments in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and they are participating in 2020. Wikimania Esino Lario in 2016 focussed its communication on Italian heritage on Wikipedia (and the Wikimedia projects) with even a thematic conference on the topic organized at the Italian parliament in Rome.

Wikimedia Phabricator task[edit]

A task has been created on Wikimedia Phabricator here for importing the data into Wikidata.