What is Wikipedia? Who and how can you upload content? What is a Wikipedian? How can we upload cultural information? How can we share museum collections in Wikipedia? What is a GLAM project? These and other issues were discussed in a session held at the Museum of Málaga on June 14. The event was framed in the reflection line that is being carried out on the use of open data in the Open Heritage Laboratory (Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage, IAPH) and in the course "Culture and Cultural Management. The Cultural Project", organized by the Association of Cultural Managers of Andalusia and the Public School of Cultural Formation of Andalusia.
The session offered several tips on these topics to arouse interest and offer the possibility of participating in Wikimedia community, having as an element of union the public collections of the Museum of Málaga. First we participated in a guided visit of the museum and finished the day with a workshop on Wikipedia and how to share the museum's collections thanks to the Wikimedia projects.
MoU with the Ministry of Culture
In 2015 we signed up a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. This allowed us to collaborate with the network of state museums; in this two years we have organized several edit-a-thons, writing contests, workshops, talks and have uploaded images of their collections. We have now renewed this MoU and we can continue collaborating with these 17 state museums.