Museum Catharijneconvent donated over 2500 high resolution (TIF) pictures to Wikimedia Commons from their permanent collection. The museum holds a large collection of paintings, sculptures and objects from christian history and culture. The donation got really great press coverage with several national newspapers picking up on it with large articles. It has been a very positive experience for the museum. The donation was combined with a workshop for museum staff on Wikimedia/Wikipedia. In March an editathon will take place.
The collection can be found here: Media Contributed by Museum Catharijneconvent.
Changes in staff at WMNL
From 1 March 2015, Sandra Fauconnier (also known as User:Spinster) joins Wikimedia Nederland as part time project leader. She takes over the tasks of Sebastiaan ter Burg, who leaves the organisation. We thank Sebastiaan for his continued work, passion and dedication to our projects and wish him all the best on his future endeavours!
GLAM-WIKI conference in full preparation!
We are gearing up to GLAM-WIKI 2015, which takes place from 10 to 12 April in The Hague. In March, the full programme is to be announced, with a mix of workshops and presentations from all over the world, for beginners and experiences volunteers alike. Tickets are available!