On March 29 and in partnership with Wikimédia France was organized a seminar day at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA, National Institute for Art History, Paris). More than 80 person were there to learn about Wikimedia projects and how to use them to promote and enrich their collections or for art and history research (full program in French). This day will combined presentation of experiences (in the morning), training and contribution (in the afternoon). The morning session focused on various projects and actions, initiated by both Wikimedians or institutions, aimed at enhancing heritage collections and art history research on Wikipedia, WikiCommons and WikiData. The afternoon was devoted to contribution training workshops (introduction or advanced uses, workshop on professional uses).
Age of wiki at the Musée Saint-Raymond
The inauguration of the new exhibition Age of Classics! Antiquity in pop culture and the celebration of the Month of the Francophone contribution were two good reasons to justify the organization of a contribution workshop at the Musée Saint-raymond, the museum of archaeology in Toulouse on Saturday, March 30. After a visit of the exhibition, a small group of highly motivated contributors focused on the issue of the reception of antiquity in contemporary times in the field of art and popular culture (comic strips, manga, cinema, video clips, video games). The main activities were the creation of Wikidata items concerning objects and artists on display, the uploading of images of antiquities and the enrichment of Wikipedia pages about the contemporary artists, their works and the objects of the past that inspired them.
A great opportunity to travel back in time, to cross cultures and identify their common ground and to discuss societal issues that echo the stories of the past.