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WMPL/Ethnography of the Carpathians on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons
Teams consisting of Wikipedians, scientists and volunteers gather reference material, then conduct 6 Wiki-excursions to key locations in the Carpathian region (Poland, Southwest Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania), to photograph, record and film traditional folk dress and folk artwork (sculpture, artisan objects, cultural artifacts) uniquely representative for traditional Carpathian culture. A set of several dozen articles in 6 languages is written or expanded and illustrated by this material.
targetEnglish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian and Romanian Wikipedia + Wikimedia Commons; optionally Wikivoyage.
strategic priorityImproving Quality and Increasing Participation
start dateJuly
start year2016
end dateOctober
end year2017
budget (local currency)45,868.80 PLN
budget (USD)11,334.59 USD
grant typeorganization
non-profit statusYES
contact(s)• polimerek@gmail.com• marta.moraczewska at wikimedia.pl

The Carpathian Mountains – second largest in Europe after the Alps – are located across Southeast Poland, Southwest Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Romania. Although there is a big diversity of local folk culture in the area, it has also many similarities, common history and cultural roots. The goal of the project is to collect bibliography, other reference material, photo and audiovisual recordings regarding local, traditional folk culture of the region, release it on open licenses on Wikimedia Commons – and use it for better coverage of related articles in English Wikipedia and Wikipedias of all the relevant local languages. Specifically, we will focus on documenting regional costume, and folk arts and crafts.

Carpathian Mountains

The project is about to be organized together with the National Museum of Ethnography in Warsaw, with whom we locally organized a similar project in 2015, which proved to be successful [1]. The Museum staff will provide expertise in the field of ethnography, the bibliography, local contacts in destination countries, several employees and volunteers, and vast majority of professional video and photo equipment. Wikimedia Polska will provide its expertise in the field of Wikimedia projects, help with editing and upload, its international contacts with Wikipedians in destination countries, and some equipment. Teams consisting of Wikipedians, ethnographers and local contacts will be organized and sent to destination places in order to document folk culture in Wikipedias and Wikimedia Commons. All team members will then write, expand and illustrate a predefined set of related articles on related language versions of Wikipedia.



The project will result in a substantial improvement of the coverage of European folklore on English-language Wikipedia and local-language Wikipedia versions. The majority of the regional museums are at the moment unable to share their own images, archives or collections online or in Wikimedia projects. Ethnography is a field with relatively poor access to online material in general, and ethnographic museums frequently lack funds or training to share open images. Expertise of Museum staff allows us to identify the really valuable material, which would not be obtained by generic wikiexpeditions or photo competitions. Using the collected bibliography, the team will predefine main article subjects for each country, complementary and general subjects (of articles) – together, these will form a valuable resource on European ethnography.

  • A large collection of 110+ well-referenced articles, illustrated with high quality images, films and audio, will be created on Wikipedia (English as a main language plus 5 local-country languages);
  • Around 500 unique objects will be photographed, filmed and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, including: images of local dress, artifacts, musical instruments (additionally, also pictures of local buildings missing on Wikimedia Commons and other landmarks). This will translate into an overall minimum total of of 1330 media on Wikimedia Commons (with English-language file descriptions and geotagging).
  • Volunteers from local communties and staff of regional museums will receive basic training in licensing media for Wikimedia Commons, upload and basics of GLAM participation;
  • Wider community of Wikimedians will be involved in the project through CEE Spring 2017 and an illustrating competition in 2017;
  • New contacts between Wikipedians in the region will be made.




Team members at work

The overall team will collaborate remotely throughout the project and consists of 25-30 people (15 in Poland, around 15 in other countries). Each of the 5 trips will be made from Poland by a team of 5 people. A minimum of 2 others (local Museum staff and local Wikipedians) will join them on location, and will carry on working together remotely. The team making the trip to each country will consist of:

  • 1-2 Wikipedians
  • 2 Museum staff
  • 1 volunteer (students / phD students of ethnography and related fields from Poland)

The entire core team, working together throughout the project, will consist of:

  • 8+ Wikipedians (Poland); 5+ Wikipedians (other countries; one main Wikimedian coordinator per country)
  • 8+ Museum staff (Poland); 8+ Museum staff (other countries)
  • 5-10 volunteer students.

This includes only core team; all other contributions are highly welcome! The core team will conduct basic or extended workshops in each visited location for Museum staff, volunteers and others, all of whom will then also participate. The bulk of the work will be done via online collaboration to work on file description, upload, and editing articles.



Setting up the project page


In preparation for the project we created the project page which will serve as a main collaboration platform, with:

  • Basic information about the project; list of participants, museums and contacts
  • A list and table of general and specific articles to be written
  • A section on media and illustrations;
  • Project timeline and coordination information.

Gathering resource material


Before each Wikitrip, the National Museum of Ethnography will work with local museums to help provide copies of source material (books, publications, other acceptable sources) which will be used to write articles about the proposed subjects. The sources section of the project page was created to gather links to all online sources (open access academic publications, books, magazine articles) and to enable project participants to collectively find reliable sources. See the bibliography for source material that has already been identified.

Local contacts


Wikipedians from the team establish contacts with Wikipedians from all the countries visited, inform them about the project in advance, and get them involved in editing, as well as in local training workshops and documentation trips. Each trip will be linked to at least one museum of ethnography in the visited region, with whom the team will collaborate on the project (see list of museums below). We will also conduct a basic wikiworkshop for local residents, students and staff in one museum in each country.

Wallachian Open Air Museum in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm - wooden statute of the Firefly
Muzeul Unirii, Alba Iulia
Czech Republic

Trip schedule

  1. 2016, 14-19 August: Poland, Żywiec Beskids + Podhale region
  2. 2016, 11-18 September: Romania, Maramureș County
  3. 2017, 12-17 April: Czech Republic, Moravian Wallachia region (eg.Francova Lhota)
  4. 2017, 20-25 June: Slovakia, Martin and others
  5. 2017, 13-18 August: Ukraine (mainly Kolomyia region)


Workshops – basic (3)
Team members at edit workshop in 2015

In 3 out of 5 countries, the visiting team is going to conduct a small workshop at the local Museum covering 4 basic points:

  • The basics of open collaboration and sharing cultural resources through Wikipedia and GLAM-wiki
  • Basic licensing for Wikimedia Commons and uploading
  • Basic illustrating articles on Wikipedia.
Workshops – extended (2)

In 2 out of 5 countries (Ukraine and Czech Republic) the team will lead a larger workshop. Preparations and schedule will include:

  • Appropriate venue and good Internet connectivity, computers, scheduled time
  • Resources on location (reference material, books, journals, etc.)
  • Informing the local community (event promotion) and estimating the number of participants.
  • Presentation about Wikipedia, GLAM basics, current project
  • Editing basics, licensing and Commons upload basics
  • 2-hour hands-on editing training with local staff and new volunteers
  • New volunteers choose article subjects to edit further.
  • Local volunteers choose articles from the list to translate into their language
  • Contact with new editors will be kept through the dedicated mailing list.
  • Their progress will be monitored by the Wikimedian in charge of particular trip (Polish team) and the local Wikimedian who will both communicate remotely.
  • Article progress will be tracked in the article table on the project page.

Editing articles and Commons upload


The list below is cropped for the purposes of this page; the full list can be found on the project page.

Participant are still adding some article subjects, although most areas in most need of improvement within the subject matter have already been identified. Next, the team will divide these into key and complementary articles, and will track article progress in a table on the project page.

Articles to create in English:

Articles to expand (tbc):

Articles about regional museums (tbc)

Articles to create in other languages:

Articles to expand (tbc):

Articles about regional museums (tbc)

Note on Commons upload

Example of a minimal description for an image
Example description 2. 19th-century brocaded tafetta skirt. Tatra Museum – one of the museums planned to visit, currently under-represented on Wikimedia Commons

The duration of the project (time between wikitrips) and the number of people involved is important not only because of article writing plan, but also due to the time that is necessary to provide adequate descriptions for each photograph or media file. If the material we document is to be reused in Wikimedia projects, we believe it is very important to look at each image and provide relevant description, Commons categories, other description fields. Here the expertise of the Ethnographic Museum staff (and volunteers from other Museums) will be valuable; however, creating these file descriptions takes time.

Note on the content of images and media files

  • The images taken by project team in each country will be images of culturally significant objects, artwork and communities which would be very hard to obtain in other ways.
  • The majority of the regional museums are at the moment unable to share their own images, archives or collections online or in Wikimedia projects. Ethnography is a field with relatively poor access to online material in general, and ethnographic museums frequently lack funds or training to share open images. Expertise of Museum staff allows us to identify the really valuable material which would not be obtained by generic wikiexpeditions or photo competitions.

Short film content

Below are a few examples of cultural heritage we aim to record as video clips:

– The making of a traditional Hutsul outfit; the production of ceremonial and wedding Hutsul outfits (Ukraine);

– The process of making embroidery characteristic for the Carpathian Arch, including embroidery made solely by male community members;

– The process of glass painting, preparing the materials and finishing;

– Short interviews with the craftspeople and people wearing folk dress – especially in regions where folk dress is still worn daily today;

– Short videos of local museums and local experts explaining their significance.

– Clips presenting the use of rare tools and rare musical instruments.

We will also document the teams (volunteers) in the field and afterwards, to document the project process and for project promotion.

Community engagement and file reuse

CEE Spring contest logo buttons

Follow-up activities to engage a wider Wikimedia community in editing and translating articles and reuse images & media files:

  • Adding the 'Carpathian culture' category of articles to 2017 CEE Spring competition. In 2016, articles on cultural subjects enjoyed popularity; we can expect interest from editors offered an opportunity to explore their own folklore besides usual proposed subjects of local government or politics. CEE Spring's goal is to further "information about history, culture, traditions and people in every corner of the region". The idea of incorporating project articles into the contest received initial support from the competition organisers, and we are looking forward to offer a new cultural theme to expand to the CEE Spring contest participants.
  • Running a 3-month illustrating competition (July-September 2017) on English Wikipedia + 5 relevant-language Wikipedia versions, dedicated only to illustrating articles with files from the project category. The most active editors illustrating articles will receive small prizes funded by the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw. A competition page will be run as a section of the main project page on English Wikipedia, with a list of participants, points system and competition rules. (Note: WMPL ran a similar illustrating contest in 2015 with the State Archive in Poznań, increasing the reuse of Commons files from 11 to 39% in 8 weeks)
  • Optionally, each time 1 month after documentation, running a thematic week on English Wikipedia devoted to folklore of a visited country. A list of subjects and sign-up will be provided on the project page. We will use geographic notification to target local communities.
  • All the above activities will be promoted on-wiki (Wikimedia Commons, CEE pages, local Wikipedia pages) and through appropriate social media.
  • During the wikiexcursions, we will offer a basic workshop of licensing own images and Commons uploading to local volunteers and Museum staff, with whom teams will later collaborate online. Materials and documentation for further learning will be provided.
  • A section of the project page will be devoted to proper upload rules and illustrating articles. File usage statistics will be monitored using the glamorous and glamorgan tools.



Target readership

  • English Wikipedia
  • Polish Wikipedia
  • Czech Wikipedia
  • Slovak Wikipedia
  • Romanian Wikipedia
  • Ukrainian Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia Commons.

Fit with strategy


Increasing participation:

Ethno-wiki workshop, Warsaw 2015
Hand embroidery on silk ribbon, 1956. Photograph taken by team member at National Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw
  • The team will organise a Wiki training workshop in each of the visited locations (at one of the collaborating museums).
  • Local museum staff, students and interested members of the public will receive basic training in writing articles and Commons upload; they will then be able to carry on with expanding their local language Wikipedia entries about local themes, as well as perhaps collaborate with local Wikimedia chapters.
  • The project will be conducted over a long period, which will allow new contributors to get into Wikipedia and receive continuous support from team members. Workshops for local museum staff will also contribute to the diversity of editors (new expertise). The example of the National Ethnographic Museum is likely to encourage smaller, local museums to follow it and initiate collaboration with Wikimedia.

Increasing quality:

  • The main idea behind the project is to increase quality of ethnography-related content on all relevant Wikipedias.
  • The bibliography assembled before the trips will serve to help write exhaustive and well-researched articles about the subject matter. It will also help to better categorize articles relating to folklore of Central Europe on relevant editions of Wikipedia (currently the categories and templates group articles randomly).
Improvements in quality within the covered topics include:
  • Ensuring proper descriptions of files depicting folk dress and artworks (and correcting existing image descriptions where possible);
  • Illustrating articles (including existing ones) with images of historical dress where appropriate, modern reinterpretation where appropriate, folk costume where appropriate;
  • Articles on folk dress or items of clothing should include historical sections and sections about modern folk dress with illustrations, information on date taken, location and source; sections on the current condition of that item or style in a given region, whether it is still produced, etc.
  • Existing and new articles will be reviewed by the Museum team and by collaborating Museum staff – so that volunteers can work on improving the quality of articles.
  • The media recorded during the project will serve to adequately illustrate various articles across Wikimedia projects.
  • Ethnography and culture of Central Europe are now relatively under-represented on English-language Wikipedia.

Measures of success


The main results of the project will be:

  • A minimum of 1300 photographs (with proper descriptions) of folk dress and folk art on Wikimedia Commons;
  • A minimum of 20 short video clips on Wikimedia Commons;
  • 10 professionally edited 5-10min. films on Wikimedia Commons (2 per region);
  • A minimum of 50 new (or substantially expanded) articles relating to the subject matter on English Wikipedia;
  • A minimum of 40 new (or substantially expanded) articles on Polish Wikipedia
  • A minimum of 20 new or expanded articles on other Wikimedia projects – which we aim to substantially extend by including the Carpathian culture category into the CEE Spring contest.
  • A minimum rate of media reuse on Wikimedia projects of 30% by November 2017 as measured by the glamorous statistics tool.
  • The project will have also an outreach effect due to establishing live contacts with local ethnography museums and local rural communities. 2 full-length workshops and 3 basic ones will be organized locally. We hope to raise awareness / participation in glam-wiki in all visited regional museums (and track resulting engagement)
  • We will track the number of new editor accounts created and the number of existing editors involved in the project.
  • An English-language project page will be created, linking all content and images and serving as a knowledge base on the topics covered.

Note: In addition to your project-specific measures of success, you will also be asked to report on some global metrics at the end of your final report. Please keep this in mind as you plan, and we'll support you as you begin your project.

Resources and risks




The National Museum of Ethnography contribution


The National Museum of Ethnography will include its own resources into this project: a percentage of the salaries of 3 employees who will be core of the project team. This is calculated as

  • 95 working days spent on Wikitrips +
  • 30 days of research, gathering bibliography and verifying the quality of new articles
  • 30 days of work on montage of recorded films, audio and file upload, and providing accurate and informative file descriptions for all uploaded files.

Total: 95 working days * 3 staff (as calculated in the budget table) = 465 working days at 60PLN per day = 27,900 PLN

The Museum will also provide:

  • Professional camera and recording equipment (film camera, cameras, microphones, memory) and equipment insurance
  • Museum spaces for the final presentation of the project - 2000 PLN
  • Optionally, additional costs of editing video material and providing subtitles.

Total contribution: 27,900 PLN (salaries) + 2,000 PLN (Museum space) + 16,250 PLN (equipment) = 46,150 PLN

Previous project experience

Etnowiki, 2015

Many members of the team have collaborated previously on a Polish-language Wikiproject Ritual Year with Wikipedia which was successful both from the Wikimedia and Museum viewpoint. Participants wrote over 40 articles such as these in Polish, English, uploaded close to 1000 media files to Commons; based on the articles and photographs uploaded to Wikimedia Commons; the Museum also published a short educational book about Polish folklore rituals, also available on Wikimedia Commons on an open license 'Etnowiki. A Ritual Year with Wikipedia' – see illustration. The project received a nomination to Sybilla Museum awards for 2015.

We have experience of liaising with local residents and institutions, coordinating the Wikitrips, collaborating online on editing and upload, and all key components of the project. The main innovation is widening the theme and scope to an international level, which will enable to cover more content and engage a more diverse group of Wikipedians.

Lessons learned from the 'Ritual Year with Wikipedia' for the future:

Our collaboration with the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw was an experimental, new kind of project. In the closing months of that 10-month project, we were preoccupied with preparing and editing an open publication, which on the one hand generated interest of other local GLAM institutions in collaborating with Wikimedia, on the other – resulted in not enough team time devoted to reusing our media on Wikimedia Commons and a resulting relatively low initial reuse. Since then, however, WMPL has run at least two GLAM projects placing more stress on file reuse from the outset – for example, the National Museum in Warsaw collaboration (statistics), or the small archival competition aiming to improve the reuse of State Archive in Poznań files on Polish Wikipedia (statistics). For this project, we plan for high engagement of the Wikimedia community and reuse of the files in Wikimedia projects from the very beginning.

What worked well:

Young men celebrating Śmiergust – image taken by Ritual Year team

– Small mixed teams of Wikimedians, experts and engaged volunteers, collaborating online throughout.

– Logistics and organisation

– Informing local communities in advance

– Promoting the project throughout its running

What will be done differently:

– More varied content of both articles and images taken;

– Making sure all Commons categories, file titles, file descriptions are in English and then local languages;

– A specific plan for reusing files (see Community engagement section);

– One Museum expert per country responsible for reviewing file descriptions and references for articles;

– Short, varied video clips in place of longer footage.



As outlined above, the project depends on continuous participation of a base group of volunteers from the 5 countries.

Wikimedians who are going to participate:



Core Wiki team

Ethnomuseum team:

Other Museum staff:


Czech Republic

  • Aktron (anytime in the summer except for 23rd July - 8th August).


  • KuboF (talk) (can start real work at half of August 2016)


  • I can help with Wikipedia workshops in Lviv and the bordering regions, and I think that wmua:User:Helgi might be interested in the expedition work. --Yury Bulka (talk) 13:16, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
  • I can help with Kolomya, as the town is in my home region --アンタナナ 18:49, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
  • I can help with translations (including simultaneous translation at the place, documents etc.) because that's what I do as my everyday work (and I suppose I'm good at this). Also Kolomyia region is important in Chassidic folklore (stories about Baal Shem Tov, Dobosh etc.) and this topic is close to me because during last years I worked with Jewish culture heritage. Volodymyr D-k (talk) 09:26, 7 June 2016 (UTC)


  • Romanian Wikimedians are currently being informed, via Wikipedia and also with the help of the Polish Institute in Bucharest who also offers organisational assistance – the Romanian volunteers will sign up shortly.



The team has collected an extensive bibliography. The academic and specialist ethnographic publications – please see list of publicationswill be used as reference material for writing and expanding articles.


  • Equipment failure

As with any equipment-reliant project, we may encounter a situation where a piece of our equipment breaks down. This risk should be minimised by the availability of 2 video cameras from the Museum, as well as hobbyist cameras owned by team members. Team members will also bring their own DSLR camera equipment alongside the DSLR owned by the Museum. The team will collaborate to ensure all charging equipment, memory and other kit is in good condition prior to the wikitrips. Wikimedia Polska will also rent an external memory drive for the project.

  • Unforeseen circumstances

Ethnographic field trips sometimes encounter problems on location - collaborators on location, local experts or artists may be unavailable at specific times. It is possible that a trip will be carried out up t a week earlier or later, subject to confirmation of availability of local Museums, local artists, and all preparations on location. However, general organizational challenges will be countered by the Museum team establishing local contacts and planning the visits well in advance, leaving the local community the time to prepare the visit, workshop and reference material locally (the Etnographic Museum has extensive experience in organising field documentation visits).



Instructions here. See Budget Guidelines.

Project budget table


Note 1: All travel will be done by car (provided by the Museum), as this is the cheapest option and best for project needs. Entire team travels in a large single vehicle. Fuel cost is calculated by the 0,79 PLN rate per kilometer.

Note 2: Exchange rate USD/PLN according to the real rate as used by the bank where Wikimedia Polska has an account: 4,0468 PLN for 1 USD (as of 31.05.2016 16:00 CEST - "Tabela bezgotówkowa - sell" = cashless operation table - sell USD) [2]

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Total cost in USD Notes
1 Travel costs Fuel cost - Poland Trip 1 km 1190 0,79 940,01 PLN 232.29 See detailed trip costs breakdown.
2 Travel costs Fuel cost - Romania, Maramures km 2200 0,79 1738 PLN 429.48
3 Travel costs Fuel cost - Czech Republic km 1160 0,79 916,40 PLN 226.45
4 Travel costs Fuel cost - Slovakia km 1160 0,79 916,40 PLN 226.45
5 Travel costs Fuel cost - Ukraine km 1400 0,79 1106,00 PLN 273.30
6 Travel: accommodation costs Accommodation - Poland #1 person 25 150 3750 PLN 926.66 See detailed trip costs breakdown
7 Travel: accommodation costs Accommodation - Romania person 40 150 6000 PLN 1482.65
8 Travel: accommodation costs Accommodation - Czech Republic person 25 150 3750 PLN 926.69
9 Travel: accommodation costs Accommodation - Slovakia person 25 150 3750 PLN 926.69
10 Travel: accommodation costs Accommodation - Ukraine person 30 150 4500 PLN 1111.99
11 Travel: alimentation Alimentation: Poland #1 person/day 30 80 2400 PLN 593.06 See detailed trip costs breakdown
12 Travel: alimentation Alimentation: Romania person/day 40 80 3600 PLN 889.59
13 Travel: alimentation Alimentation: Czech Republic person/day 30 80 2400 PLN 593.06
14 Travel: alimentation Alimentation: Slovakia person/day 30 80 2400 PLN 593.06
15 Travel: alimentation Alimentation: Ukraine person/day 35 80 2800 PLN 691.91
16 Travel insurance Travel insurance for team and equipment 1 insured trip 5 150 750 PLN 185.33 See detailed trip costs breakdown
17 Local volunteers' costs Accommodation for 2 volunteers accompanying the team locally (1 night per location, 2 people) person 8 130 1040 PLN 256.99 See detailed trip costs breakdown
18 Local volunteers' costs Travel for 2 volunteers or Museum staff locally, to accompany the team: fuel cost (Poland excluded - 4 locations) km 800 (200km x 4) 0,79 632 PLN 156.17 See detailed trip costs breakdown
19 Local volunteers' costs Alimentation for 2 local volunteers - 2 days: training and local trip (Poland excluded - 4 locations) person 16 80 1280 PLN 316.30
20 Equipment Photo table/Photo tent item cost 1200 1 1200 PLN 296.53 We would like to use the photo tent to make professional, clear photographs of textiles and art, that are of high quality and can be reused in Wikipedia articles on diverse subjects. After the project concluding, the photo tent will be rented by Wikimedia Polska free of charge, to volunteers in Poland carrying out other photographic work for Wikimedia Commons (photographing coins, scientific equipment, art and other valuable images).
21 Museum space Rental of Museum spaces (Auditorium and Museum hall, dining area, work room) for 2 days day 1000 2 2000 PLN 492.22 Cost covered by National Ethnographic Museum
The project will be concluded by a 2-day event at the Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, featuring presentation of aims and results, Wiki workshop for new interested editors and ethnographers, films screening and talk session.
22 Museum staff time Museum staff monthly salaries (working days) spent on the project working day/person 60 pln 465 27900 PLN 6894.34 Cost covered by National Ethnographic Museum
This is the Museum's contribution of their employee time (within the monthly salary) during which they work exclusively on this project: trips (95 days); researching subjects, research/identifying shortcomings on Wikipedia, preparing bibliography, article evaluation (30 days); image descriptions (30 days).
23 Rental and insurance of audiovisual equipment Rental and insurance of audiovisual set: 2 professional film cameras (Panasonic AVC HD AG HMC151E), audio recording equipment (Sencheiser microphones); 2 sets of lights; one photo camera. Day of audiovisual set utilisation 400pln 35 14000 PLN 3459.52 Cost covered by the National Ethnographic Museum
24 Editing/postproduction suite and film editing equipment use Editing/postproduction suite and film editing equipment use Hour of edit suite use - 200 hours 50 PLN 200 10000 PLN 2471.09 Cost covered by the National Ethnographic Museum

Descriptive breakdown of costs




Trip 1: Poland Podhale and Beskid (Ujsoły)

  • Fuel Cost: 940,01 PLN (Distance: 495+495+200 km on location)
  • Accommodation: 5 x 5 nights x 150 PLN = 3750 PLN
  • Meals: Meals: 5 x 6 x 80 PLN = 2400 PLN
  • Insurance for 5 people and equipment: 150 PLN
  • Total for trip: 7240,01 PLN

Trip 2: Romania (Maramures County)

  • Fuel Cost: 1738 PLN (Distance: 1000+1000+200 km on location)
  • Accommodation: 5 x 8 nights x 150 PLN = 6000 PLN
  • Meals: Meals: 5 x 9 x 80 PLN = 3600 PLN
  • Insurance for 5 people and equipment: 150 PLN
  • Total for trip: 11488 PLN

Trip 3: Czech Republic

  • Fuel Cost: 916,40 PLN (Distance: 480+480+200 km on location)
  • Accommodation: 5 x 5 nights x 150 PLN = 3750 PLN
  • Meals: 5 x 6 x 80 PLN = 2400 PLN
  • Insurance for 5 people and equipment: 150 PLN
  • Total for trip: 7216,40 PLN

Trip 4: Slovakia

  • Fuel Cost: 916,40 PLN (Distance: 480+480+200 km on location)
  • Accommodation: 5 x 5 nights x 150 PLN = 3750 PLN
  • Meals: 5 x 6 x 80 PLN = 2400 PLN
  • Insurance for 5 people and equipment: 150 PLN
  • Total for trip: 7216,40 PLN

Trip 5: Kolomya, Ukraine

  • Fuel Cost: 1106,00 PLN (Distance: 600+600+200 km on location)
  • Accommodation: 5 x 6 nights x 150 PLN = 4500 PLN
  • Meals: 5 x 7 x 80 PLN = 2800 PLN
  • Insurance for 5 people and equipment: 150 PLN
  • Total for trip: 8556 PLN

Total for all trips: 41,726.81 PLN

Local volunteer costs


Locally: Meals, accommodation and other expenses for local volunteers

  • Travel locally (travel of 2 volunteers to local museums, by own car, and accompanying the team locally for 2 days:
200km per location; 800km total * 0,79 = 632 PLN
  • Meals for 2 volunteers for 2 days (in 5 locations)
16 x 80PLN = 1280 PLN
  • Accommodation for 2 volunteers or Museum staff locally, to accompany the team on location:
2 * 4 locations x 130PLN = 1040 PLN
  • Total cost: 2952 PLN


  • Photographic tent/table
We would like to use the photo tent to make professional, clear photographs of textiles and art, that are of high quality and can be reused in Wikipedia articles on diverse subjects. After the project concluding, the photo tent will be rented by Wikimedia Polska free of charge, to volunteers in Poland carrying out other photographic work for Wikimedia Commons (photographing coins, scientific equipment, art and other valuable images).
Cost: 1200 PLN
Note: Wikimedia Czech Republic has a photographic tent that can be provided. The dimensions are however rather smaller, the question is how big objects should be photographed. Aktron (talk) 14:12, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Additional / optional costs


Editing films, video and audio files

  • The National Museum of Ethnography team includes Mariusz Raniszewski - DoP and video editor - and Magdalena Guziejko - camera operator. These two team members will do the majority of work on editing films and video clips. There is however other work they need to conduct within their other duties, thus there may be a need to employ an external video editor for the 10 films, to help Museum film crew with professional and timely editing of audiovisual media.
  • Total cost: 10000 PLN

Total cost of project

Total cost of project
24,653.80 USD
Breakdown: 45,868.80 + 53,900 PLN (Museum contribution) = 99,768,80 PLN = 24,653.80 USD
Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program
11,334.59 USD
Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded

The National Museum of Ethnography: a percentage of the salaries of 3 employees who will be core project team. This is calculated as a total of 95 working days spent on Wikitrips + 30 days of research, gathering sources and bibliography + 30 days ofediting recorded films and audio, preparing the correct descriptions for objects photographed, uploading to Wikimedia Commons.

  • Total: 27,900 PLN

The Museum will also provide:

  • Professional camera and recording equipment (film camera, cameras, microphones, memory) and equipment insurance: 14000 PLN
  • Edit suite use (details in budget table): 10000 PLN
  • Museum spaces for the final presentation of the project: 2000 PLN
  • Any extra costs of editing video material and providing subtitles.
Total Museum contribution
53,900 PLN (13,319.17 USD)

Non-financial requirements


See a description of non-financial assistance available. Please inform the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any requests for non-financial assistance now.

Requests for non-financial assistance, if any



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  • This is a natural extension of the Polish EtnoWiki project, which we successfully ran in 2015. Seeing some of the same people who were involved in the 2015 effort, and knowing the output last year's project produced, I definitely consider this initiative worthy of a PEG grant. Wojciech Pędzich Talk 19:52, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
  • I think it is a very interesting idea and the team is capable of implementing it. This project also involves a lot of collaboration in the region --アンタナナ 20:35, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
  • I support this Grant. The project may be important, not only for the quantity of contributions but for the quantity of partners involved and the future impact of the program. Rodelar (talk) 14:37, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
  • The good referenced articles and images which will be created in half a dozen of languages, especially in English, can and will be used for translation in the over 30 languages of the region during the next Wikimedia CEE Spring. Moreover the international cooperation will strengthen the cooperation Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe. For those reasons I support this grant. --Lord Bumbury (talk) 20:50, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Continuation of a successful partnership with a reputable GLAM partner, extending the direct scope beyond one country and language. I am not aware of any such regional project run with an institution (and creating a network of local institutional partners), and it would be an important learning for the Movement and an opportunity to create further links in WMCEE region. Moreoever, it brings an opportunity to collect an unique content and the utilization of experts brings a high probability of high quality of it. Finally, it would expand our diversity in terms of the content, bringing more resources about less populous and diminishing cultures, including their oral etc. traditions. (WMPL Board member) aegis maelstrom δ 15:00, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • This seems to be quite valuable proposal with thorough plan. As I have witnessed previous work from these people, I have quite high expectations for outcome. Papuass (talk) 20:36, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • While you are in the area, don't forget to take some pictures of buildings and places too. Use wikishootme. Some of the items on wikidata missing images are still false positive, but that's going to improve.--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:06, 30 June 2016 (UTC)