During the month of March people at Kennisland and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision have worked hard to prepare a series of masterclasses in which collection holders and data-professionals are educated in opening up their collection and digital objects. It will also address the opportunities that the Wikimedia projects offer for enriching and publishing open data and open collections. Part of the course material is the Open Cultural Data Reader which can be found here (in Dutch). In the next few months expect some contributions from participants of the masterclasses.
Content donation Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen
The Nationaal Museum voor Wereldculturen is a merge of 3 Dutch museums holding anthropological collections - the Tropenmuseum, the Museum Volkenkunde and the Afrikamuseum. As part of the Expeditie Wikipedia project, it has donated another 720 images from their digitised collections. These images are now available at Wikimedia Commons and include photos of objects, landscapes, houses and activities in, among others, Indonesia and Suriname.
Meetings long-term GLAM Partners and Wikimedia Netherlands
In February and March Wikimedia Netherlands met with several their long-term GLAM partners. During these meetings prior projects and future plans were discussed. Various projects and donations from these partners are planned for the coming year and will be announced through the newsletter and other relevant channels.
The GLAM partners are Tropenmuseum (now part of Nationaal Museum voor Wereldculturen), Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Nationaal Archief, NIOD, Museum Catharijneconvent, Rijksmuseum, and Beeld & Geluid.