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statusnot funded
summaryWe got invited by one of the founders of FOSSASIA, Mario Behling, based one the idea to reclaim the museum a public space and to develop strategies of collaboration between the open community and GLAM institutions.
event locationSingapore
event date(s)March 18th - 20th 2016
amount requested€1155,- (total)/
home countryBerlin, Germany
submitted on11:33, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

I am an open culture / public domain activist. Recently we realized a coup to overcome restrictions on data of cultural heritage. (Nefertiti Hack) Hence, I am highly interested in open infrastructures to provide open access culture Institutions (GLAM) in cooperation with Wikimedia. I will be giving a talk of 20 min. Thereby I will point out ideas of public domain for open culture. In the second half we will talk about of infrastructures, discuss WikiGLAM and strategies to reclaim the museum an public space. We hope to be able to improve our conception by the perspective of people at FOSSASIA.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

As a result of my talk, I expect to encourage some fellows FOSSASIA to discuss further these ideas. We hope to find synergies with other projects. UNESCO will be part of FOSSASIA, hence, we hope to meet them in order to discuss our ideas and get feedback. We expect to activate the artifact at FOSSASIA and raise awareness on the issue of open culture and win more people to become active within their community.

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Travel (round trip airfare from Berlin to Singapore): EUR 800,-
  • Accommodation: EUR 80,- per night x 3 nights = EUR 240,-
  • Local Expense : EUR 80 (20 per day)
  • Community Ticket: 35 EUR
  • Total: 835,- + 240,- + 80,- = EUR 1155,-

The funds I don’t spent will be returned. We were invited recently and short dated, so we hope it will be possible to receive the funding.

Other instructions[edit]

Cause it is short dated I will book the flight and hotel by my own.

I will be giving the talk together with my partner nextNikolai. It is a collaborative effort and that is why we are planning to present as a collective. If the committee will only provide funding for one speaker, please let us know asap, so we have the chance to acquirer the missing funding. Thanks. He and I work togher on several Project and lately on nefertitihack []. His proposel is online aswell:

Social Media[edit]

People are supporting this grant at Twitter here:


  • Mario Behling Please support Nora. She is a key contributor to free knowledge and is doing important work to engage contributors in related Wikipedia articles as well.
  • Just as I support Nikolai, I think having Nora attend FOSSAsia will help in widening the awareness and sharing of her knowledge and expertise. Harishpillay (talk) 03:14, 4 March 2016 (UTC)