The Neues Museum located in Biel/Bienne, founded in 2012 following the reunion of the Schwab and the Neuhaus Museums, displays collections with historic, archeological and art artifacts. In partnershaft with this institution, we were able to organize a GLAM On Tour from June 23 to 26. Wikimedia CH and the Museum welcomed 15 participants, for Germany and from Switzerland. We offered an entertaining program such as a speech and presentation of the collection from the Museums Director, a museums tour, two guided tours in the city of Biel/Bienne and a visit in the Cité du Temps (Watch museum).
During the four days and the edit-a-thon sessions, valuable content about the Neues Museum, its history and its treasures was added in Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. For further information about the GLAM-on-Tour event as well as the program and the results please visit the project page. The uploaded media files can be found in the following Wikimedia Commons category.
WikiRomandie GLAM Meetups
The WikiRomandie online meetups provide a space for Switzerland's French-language GLAM professionals to discuss their contributions to Wikimedia projects and share advice on strategies. The second meeting took place on June 27th, members from 5 GLAM institutions took part and talked about their reasons to contribute to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons and decided to share contact information in order to reread each other's Wikipedia contributions and drafts. For further information about the WikiRomandie project as well as the meeting please visit the project page (in French).