Editathon presso la Biblioteca Braidense a Milano, con Archivio Storico Ricordi e Wikimedia Italia.
Poet, playwrighter and the greatest exponent of the Italian novel, Alessandro Manzoni marked the history of Italian culture, language and politics, leaving us works and writings that have continued to influence academic and popular culture.
The exibition is called "THE PESTE "HORRIBLE FLAG" BETWEEN LIVING AND WRITING - Exhibition for the 150th anniversary of Alessandro Manzoni's death"; for more detail and information visit the website bibliotecabraidense.org.
During the event, 13 new entries were created and 2 existing entries expanded. Take a look to Wikipedia page, here.
Verona, free images of the Academy of Agriculture Science and Letters
Founded in 1768 in Verona, the Academy of Agriculture Science and Letters preserves an important heritage of books, documents and works of art, which will be increasingly accessible to the public. Thanks to fruitful discussions with volunteers from Wikimedia projects, after hosting a conference in March dedicated precisely to the theme of open access and free reuse of images, the Academy has chosen to made all its images available the CC BY license or with the Public Domain Mark.
Wikimedia projects and southern Italy
The Cultural Heritage system of the city of Ugento, Puglia, organized a seminar on May 23 and 24 on Wikimedia platforms and the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest, bringing examples and testimonies from volunteers and other cultural workers already active in this field. The seminar was designed for tour guides, librarians, archivists, educators and museum workers and was organized in collaboration with Wikimedia Italy, as part of activities funded by the call Musei, Archivi e Biblioteche 2023.
The seminar was held online and the main theme was "Strategies and experiences of cultural heritage enhancement in Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia and Sicily"; during the weekend, the first trip dedicated to the local area was also organized, with the aim of collecting photos of monuments in the area, to be upload for Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 and shared on Wikimedia projects.