Welcome back from Wikimania 2016!
- Option 3: New Creation: What was one useful outcome that was created at the event for the Wikimedia movement?
- Add a link to something new that was created as a result of your participation in this event (for example, you might link to a new tool that you and your co-participants worked on at the Hackathon, or to pages created in a workshop you participated in).
Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia - GLAM & Wikidata
Inspired by Wikidata and GLAM workshop held at Wikimania 2016 and the work of our Dutch and Finnish colleagues, I initiate the idea for a metadata collaboration with the Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia, a venerable institution exhibiting a vast collection of works, representing 272 artists from Macedonia and around the world, working in the 20th and 21st century. The project is to be carried out by employee of Shared Knowledge, Bojan Jankuloski, as a manager of our programmes. We plan to work closely together on this project, and possibly to be just one of the following projects including Wikidata.
The museum prides itself in its exhibits and has meticulously documented their possessions. Now, they have expressed interest in providing all the information about their works to Wikidata in the manner already done at the Flemish art collections, Europeana Art History Challenge and other places.
This collaboration also opens the possibility of organising trainings and editing sessions in the institution, related the artist represented in the National and International collection of the museum, possibly involving students of the arts.
Attending session about Open Street Maps from Simone Cortesi, I met a lot of people interested in this project. After my return, we have voting on our Wikipedia about introducing tool Kartographer, which uses maps from OSM. Also, using skills from session about OSM, it will be useful for me and my organisation for future projects.
Also, I had many talks with various people, from Wikimedia Eesti (similar size of organisation), Wikimedia Poland, users from Bulgaria (especially Vassia, about #100wikidays, in which I participated two times), Wikimedia Foundation (our status of user group/chapter), etc.