Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/201011

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This is the chapter report for Wikimedia Nederland for November 2010


In 2010/2011, Wikimedia Nederland participated in the fundraiser as a tier 1 chapter, and hired for the first time a freelancer to help out with the communication side of the fundraiser (press, messaging, analysis, social media). In November, we finished the set-up for the fundraiser, and went online in time.

Wiki Loves Monuments, mini-conference

The jury wrapped up its deliberations, and came up with a long list. At a jury retreat for one evening in Amsterdam, the jury came to its conclusions and put together the winners list. For the Vlissingen sub contest a seperate jury came to two winners.

The winners were announced at a prize ceremony at November 20 in Utrecht. The ceremony was combined with a mini-conference, and lasted one afternoon. Although all train traffic was down, the meeting was well attended with 40 attendees. Photos: [1] The results of the contest can be found on

As a nice detail, all volunteers and partners for this project were thanked with a nice Wiki Loves Monuments-mug. See [2] and [3].

Meetings, conferences etc

Wikimedia Nederland was represented at two different conferences in November: Economies of the Commons organized by Sound and Vision in Hilversum/Amsterdam by Maarten Brinkerink and Maarten Dammers, and Maarten Dammers participated and presented at GLAM-UK together with the Tropenmuseum, Nationaal Archief and Sound and Vision.


Press attention focused on the Houellebecq book which contained Wikipedia materials, the outcomes of Wiki Loves Monuments (12.500 photos, also reported in a major national news paper website) and the Annual Fundraiser kicking off.