GLAM/Newsletter/July 2019/Contents/Ireland report
Collaboration with the PhotoIreland Foundation
As part of the PhotoIreland Foundation's 2019 PhotoIreland Festival, Wikimedia Community Ireland were invited to host an editing event at the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland at Dublin Castle. A group of new editors were guided through an introduction to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. The event also saw a lively discussion on how contemporary photographers and artists can contribute their work to platforms such as Commons, in particular the value of uploading self portraits or portraits of fellow photographers. With this, there was an explanation of the nuances of conflict of interest, and how those who may have articles on Wikipedia can and cannot interact with that content. This event was part of PhotoIreland's overall goal to document and promote contemporary and historic photographers in or from Ireland, and is planned to be the first of a series of partnered events.