Rare drawings of Brazilian animals by 17th-century Dutch painter Frans Post now on Wikimedia Commons
Frans Post (1612-1680) was a Dutch painter from Haarlem belonging to the Dutch School. Between 1636-1644, he received a commission from John Maurice of Nassau, then governor of Brazil, to travel to Brazil and document its people, nature and landscape. During his time in Brazil, Post made drawings and sketches of animals, which he probably used as studies for his paintings. Thirty-four of these drawings were recently discovered in the Noord-Hollands Archief. The archive has graciously made the digitised drawings available for re-use on Wikimedia Commons.
Wikimedian-in-Residence Erfgoed Gelderland
The Wikimedian-in-Residence in Erfgoed Gelderland, which aims to provide small GLAMs with the knowledge and tools to get involved in the Wikimedia movement, has yielded its first results. As part of their training, staff and volunteers at the Flipje & Streekmuseum Tiel have uploaded a small batch of images from their collection to Wikimedia Commons. The process has been documented and will be part of a manual that will eventually also become available on Commons.