WMID & WMNL collaboration in light of October History Month
One of the pictures that were donated, with a view of a village near Lake Maninjau near Padang
In October 2020, the Holland Open Air Museum will organise the Month of History with the theme East/West, therefore October is also dedicated to the Month of History on Dutch Wikipedia. In the context of history month, Wikimedia Indonesia and Wikimedia Netherlands are working together to make more content avalaible through Wikimedia. It concerns content that is relevant to Indonesian history which is housed in Dutch cultural collections avalaible through Wikimedia.
For example, the Special Collection department of the University Library of Leiden University, houses collections of historic photographs of several big cities in Indonesia. Wikimedia Indonesia asked their community which of these pictures would be valuable to be added to Wikimedia Commons. A set of 154 images of Padang, Jakarta and other cities were then uploaded by the staff of the library. These images will be described by the community members of Wikimedia Indonesia during a edit-a-thon and structured data will be added using the ISA-tool. For more information, please visit the projectpage of Wikimedia Indonesia.
Content donation of Japanese propaganda films
One of the films were the propaganda song 'Jaesjo' is sung by a choir
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision made a collection of 63 films produced by the department of Japanse military administration during the Pacific War when the former Dutch East Indien (now Indonesia) were occupied by Japan, avalaible through Wikimedia Commons. Shortly after the Japanese capitulation of August 15th 1945, a great number of the films was confisquated and consequently shipped to the Netherlands by Dutch autorities that were returning. The Japanese copyrights have expired which makes the films available in public domain and suitable to be added to Wikimedia Commons. The films all contain an elaborate Dutch description of the contents. WMIN is looking into ways to translate these descriptions to Bahasa Indonesian.