Publication of the greek ceramics of the musée Saint-Raymond
This summer, the Musée Saint-Raymond, the archaeological museum of Toulouse, which has been a regular contributor to Wikidata for nearly two years, made a massive upload of images and metadata concerning its collection of Greek ceramics. Thanks to Alyx, student of the École des Chartes (Paris) on a 4-month internship, the inventory data of nearly 200 vases were extracted from the collections database, prepared and aligned with Wikidata using Dataiku and Open refine then loaded via Quickstatements. Since Greek ceramics was still poorly represented on Wikidata and without a stable model, the most relevant properties had to be sought to include as much data and as much precision as possible. This project was an opportunity for the conservation team to update and structure the data in its own database prior to import. At the end of it, the Wikidata elements were linked to the collection management database in order to enrich the records. We hope that this project will assist in the development of a stable descriptive model to cross-reference corpus preserved in various institutions around the world.
2018 will be the 8th edition of Wiki Loves Monuments in France. This year there is a big change in the competition, the perimeter of eligible monuments will be expanded. It is done by adding the cultural heritage inventory to the historic monuments. The number of monuments will quadruple, going from 45 000 to around 200 000 ! We hope to see an increase in participation and diversity too!