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Please find Wikimedia CH's newsletter for the month of June.
If you wish to share an event or activity through this newsletter, please feel free to send us a message at Happy reading!

What happened in June and July?[edit]

June 9th: Swiss Archive Day[edit]

Many archives across Switzerland collaborated with Wikipedia and organized events on or around June 9th. In Romandie, the effort led to the creation of a template for quoting archives, which can be found here. High schools pupils were also involved, and learned about sources, sourcing information correctly online, and about adding information to Wikipedia articles. Archivists were very interested in collaborating with Wikipedia to spread more widely the information their archival fonds hold. Photographs of the event can be found on the Swiss archivists association:

June 19th-23rd : Eracom workshop[edit]

A class of students of Eracom, a design school in Lausanne, attended a Wikipedia workshop led by their professor. They improved and created content about Swiss graphic designers, and uploaded images to illustrate these articles. Flor introduced them to Wikipedia, explained WMCH's role, and Rama helped them with Commons.

The beginning of a new collaboration with the Museum of Natural Sciences of Neuchâtel[edit]

The Museum of Natural Sciences of Neuchâtel approached WMCH for a collaboration regarding their fish fossile collection. The project is to upload the Museum's important fish fossile collection to Commons.

Contact with the association Tech-Save[edit]

Tech-Save is a new foundation based in Freiburg that seeks to save and share technical and technological know-how and methods, in many domains, from flour mills to aeronautics. The head of the foundation approached WMCH in order to prepare a collaboration. A first step will be to teach and encourage the Foundation members to edit Wikipedia to include the techniques they have collected.


The call for projects for 2018 is now out. If you have a project to submit to WMCH, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Please use this form to share your project.

List of events[edit]

You may also consult the upcoming list of all the events happening in Switzerland through the Wikimedia CH website.

Date Events Location
14.09.2017 - 16.09.2017 Cultural Hackathon 2017 Lausanne, VD
19.10.2017 - 21.10.2017 WikiConvention francophone Strasbourg, France