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2021 onwards


The work to revitalize the initiative started in August 2021 with the launch of the Content Partnerships Hub and the work on Strategic data uploads. The work to import Wiki Loves Monuments data into Wikidata and identify additional built heritage databases continues.

The 2016-2017 project


The project started on January 1st 2016 and ran until September 30th 2017. During the first half of 2016 the focus was on contacting countries with immovable cultural heritage data that could be imported, to prepare the existing Monumental database for a migration to Wikidata and to prepare a photo exhibition. In the second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017 work was done to migrate the database and to batch upload media files to Wikimedia Commons. Outreach to governments, experts and community volunteers took place during the full duration of the project, with the photo exhibition as part of the outreach activities.

Start date End date Description
2016-01-01 Start of the project
2016-01-01 2016-08-31 Initiate contact with countries about immovable cultural heritage data
2016-01-01 2017-05-31 Preparation of events and information material
2016-01-01 2017-08-31 Discussion and preparation of batch uploads and data ingestion
2016-01-01 2017-09-30 Migration of existing immovable cultural heritage data to the new platform
2016-01-01 2017-09-30 Outreach to get decision-makers to put free licenses on material
2016-01-01 2016-09-30 Preparation for the photo exhibition
2016-02-15 2017-08-31 Participation at conferences
2016-04-01 2017-08-31 Outreach and training
2016-04-01 2017-09-30 Development of tools for visualization and easier use of the data
2016-06-01 2017-09-30 Host a photo exhibition in at least three countries
2016-06-01 2017-09-30 Add new immovable cultural heritage data from more countries
2016-06-01 2017-09-30 Batch upload of media files
2016-09-01 2017-09-30 Reporting
2017-09-30 End of the project



Below is a list of events that we looked into as possible events for us to participate in as part of the project. The ones that we planned on to participate in were marked in green.

We also included events that we looked into, but that we in the end decided not to participate in for different reasons. They are included only for transparency and are marked in red. The white rows are for events we have identified but not yet decided upon.

Please let us know if you think that we should re-evaluate some of the events or if we have missed an important event!


Event Dates Location
Nordic ICT4D Fair 2016-02-17−2016-02-18 Stockholm, Sweden
Europeana Hack Your Photo Heritage 2016-02-25−2016-02-27 Heverlee, Belgium
Open Data Day 2016-03-05 Stockholm, Sweden
Seminarium om persistenta identifierare 2016-03-07 Stockholm, Sweden
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2016 2016-03-07−2016-03-10 Paris, France
Seminarium om maskinöversattning i EU 2016-03-10 Stockholm, Sweden
Hack for Sweden 2016 2016-03-12−2016-03-13 Stockholm, Sweden
Stölder och kulturarv 2016-03-16 Stockholm, Sweden
Nordic ICT4D Fair 2016-02-17−2016-02-18 Stockholm, Sweden
Årligt möte med Unesco-Sverige 2016-03-16 Stockholm, Sweden
The Future Museum Challenge 2016-03-17−2016-03-18 Venice, Italy
Wikimedia Hackathon 2016 2016-03-31−2016-04-03 Jerusalem, Israel
Digikult 2016 2016-04-06−2016-04-07 Gothenburg, Sweden
Open Source Preservation Workshop 2016-04-06−2016-04-07 Stockholm, Sweden
Arbetsams museidagar 2016 2016-04-08−2016-04-09 Varberg, Sweden
Museernas vårmöte 2016 2016-04-19−2016-04-21 Linköping/Norrköping, Sweden
Wikimedia Conference 2016 2016-04-20−2016-04-24 Berlin, Germany
Nätverksträff för Länkade Data 2016-04-26−2016-04-28 Stockholm, Sweden
The future of storytelling hack 2016-05-06−2016-05-07 Stockholm, Sweden
We are Museums 2016 2016-06-06−2016-06-08 Bukarest, Rumania
Wikimania 2016 2016-06-22−2016-06-28 Esino Lario, Italy
Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2016-07-01−2016-07-02 Basel, Switzerland
Almedalen 2016-07-03−2016-07-10 Visby, Sweden
Historiskt hackathon 2016-08-18 Malmö, Sweden
Kulturarvsdagen 2016-09-11 Sweden
Cultural Heritage Forum 2016-09-28−2016-09-29 Kiel, Germany
Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2016-10-10−2016-10-12 Manchester, GB
Hack4Heritage 2016-10-14−2016-10-16 Stockholm, Sweden
Europeana AGM 2016 2016-11-08−2016-11-09 Riga, Latvia
RAÄs höstmöte 2016-11-08−2016-11-11 Stockholm, Sweden
Internetdagarna 2016 2016-11-21−2016-11-22 Stockholm, Sweden
CHNT, Urban Archaeology and Data 2016-11-16−2016-11-18 Vienna, Austria
Big Fat Brussels Meeting 2016 2016-11-XX−2016-11-XX Brussels, Belgium


Event Dates Location
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2017 2017-03-20−2017-03-24 Paris, France
Museernas vårmöte 2017 2017-04-25−2017-04-27 Södertälje, Sweden


Meeting Dates Location Would you like to meet? Things you could help with
Meeting with EDs of national GLAMs and decision makers at the national authorities/government about data and possible cooperations. 2016-09-11 - 2016-09-14 Tbilisi, Georgia We would be happy to meet you there! Translation into Georgian of Information for Data Partners and Information for GLAM Partners.