On February 15-16, 2020 Wikimedia Armenia in partnership with “My Armenia”, a program with USAID and Smithsonian Institution, launched the new GLAM program “Strengthening Regional Museums.” This partnership will help cultural institutions share their knowledge and resources with the world through various Wikimedia platforms: Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wiki Data, etc.
This project also aims to make knowledge more accessible to the public, promoting regional museums and motivating them to get engaged in the Wiki community and become editors. Within the framework of this collaboration, Wikimedia Armenia worked with the “My Armenia” program’s nine beneficiary regional museums. Within the framework of this project, museums provided various materials about the history of their institutions, the region, their exhibitions and collection highlights, biographies of renowned persons from their regions, and more. By the end of this training, several Wikipedia articles were created, Wiki Data was generated, and photos were made available in Wiki Commons.
Ten museums in the regions of the Republic of Armenia participated in the wiki project, among them: Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum in Dsegh, Goris Geological Museum, Yeghegnadzor Regional Museum, Art Gallery of Jermuk, The Vanadzor Fine Arts Museum, The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, The Charents Museum of Literature and Arts, The Regional Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan․