GLAM/Newsletter/April 2017/Contents/Germany report
You may only harvest after planting a seed
Sharing is Caring extension Hamburg
Since 2011 Denmark's National Gallery has invited GLAM institutions to share their learnings on open GLAM data inviting to an annual conference Sharing is Caring. Anchorwoman is and has been Merete Sanderhoff. She is specially apt for that position as the SMK Museum has under her lead strongly favored a open license policy motivating other GLAM to follow her example. She now forwarded the idea to Hamburg and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG). This museum has become a pathmaker for open licenses in the GLAM realm in Germany. And is one of the proofs for how important it is to Wikimedia to be part of a larger movement and a continuous discourse on open GLAM. The MKG has been present as speaker on the GLAM conference Zugang gestalten empowered by WMDE since 2011. The MKG has contributed to the art hackathon Coding da Vinci held by WMDE and partners in Hamburg last year. And was now hosting together with WMDE and Hamburgs University the first extension of "Sharing is Caring". Read for detailed information our blogpost in German. Wikimedia helped to diversify the programme with contributions by Karin Glasemann from the Swedish Nationalmuseum and Antje Theise from Hamburger Statelibrary both reporting on their experience collaborating with Wikimedia volunteers applying open licenses. And once again about a dozen GLAM institutions participated in the WMDE workshop "©© change your mind". Presented more in detail last month in This month in GLAM. In June volunteers from Kontor Hamburg will run a GLAM on Tour Station at the MKG called Wiki Loves Music. In the debates following the extensive and intensive programme of the conference all participants agreed it needs two thing for open GLAM: alter the spirits within the institutions and patience. I think we may all agree.
GLAM on Tour Stations in Cologne, Hamburg and Wuppertal. Come and join us.