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Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo
The Norwegian Outdoor Museum is Norway's largest museum, both in exhibition area and measured in collected artifacts. Founded in 1894, it is the major museum of Norwegian folk culture, architecture and daily life. During spring 2011, Mr Jon Birger Østby - the previous GLAM authority director of Norway - contacted the board of Wikimedia Norway and initiated a tenure as Wikimedian in Residence at the museum. Immediately, he started a laborous description and photographing of cultural artifacts such as champaign glases, beer drinking vessels, mangels, and much more.
Systematic documentation was started in concordance with museum executives, who soon expanded the project in several directions. Mrs Tove Wefald Larsen, archive director of the photographic collections, initiated a publication and licensing manual for museum executives eager to assist photo donations. The Norsk Folkemuseum full manual includes technical advice, legal regulations, lisencing, and curatoral guidelines. Substantial parts of the museum photo treasures have been released to the global public through Wikimedia Commons. Many of them are unique, cultural and folkloristic treasures to be preserved for the future.
Selected images uploaded from Norsk Folkemuseum
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Coordinates:55°40'29 N 12°34'29 E
The main Danish museum of cultural history, founded 1849.
Wikipedian-in-residence / Wikipedia contact: Ole Palnatoke Andersen
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Coordinates: 59°19'45 N, 18°05'37 E
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Wikipedia partner: Kajsa Hartig
Norsk Folkemuseum, Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway
Coordinates: 59°54'25 N, 10°41'10 E
The main Norwegian museum of cultural history and ethnograpy, also an open-air museum, founded in 1894 by Hans Aall.
Wikipedian-in-residence: Jon Birger Østby