Cooperation with Yerevan Drama Theatre Named After Hrachia Ghaplanian (continuation)
In december Wikimedia Armenia started a collaboration with Yerevan Drama Theatre named after Hrachia Ghaplanyan. As a result of this collaboration, the museum provided nearly 30 \ posters to be uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons under free license.
In the frames of its "Preservation of culture" program, Wikimedia Armenia started a new project called "Singing Wikipedia". Nine Armenian popular and folk acapella songs have been recorded and uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons. The songs were performed by a Wikimedia Armenia volunteer and a folk singer Anoush Stepanian. Acapella performance made it possible to publish the songs under free license, as they are either folk songs or their authors have lived and worked in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the second stage of the project the editors are going to create and improve the articles of those folk songs on Armenian Wikipedia, complete their WikiData pages, thus giving an opportunity to create articles in various languages as well.
Armenian songs performed by Anoush Stepanian
Photographs by Vahan Kochar (continuation)
The Armenian famous photographer - Vahan Kochar, has begun cooperation with Wikimedia Armenia, as a part of the popularization of Armenian photographs and Armenian photography history. Vahan Kochar has a big photo collection and has written two books on Armenian photography history. As a result of the collaboration, Vahan Kochar started uploading photos of famous Armenians from his own collection to Wikimedia Commons. The photographs will be used in many Wikipedia articles. The project is ongoing.