Opening archives to Wikimedia projects: video in collaboration with cultural institutions
This month's new about the collaboration with TCI is the creation of a video shot inside the TCI Historical Archives, able to reach an even wider audience. Wikimedia Italia and Touring Club Italiano share in fact the desire to tell, document and share the beauty of Italy's heritage. Hence the three-year agreement to make digital reproductions of some nuclei of the TCI Historical Archives' collections accessible.
Two other important videos are scheduled to be released in the coming months: the first shot at the Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum), with whom there is an ongoing - in collaboration also with Creative Commons Italy - and the University of Padua, with whom Wikimedia Italy has been collaborating for several years with great results for the Wikimedia projects.
Wiki Loves Monuments 2022
The beautiful Castle of Formigine hosted the award ceremony for the ten finalist photos of the Italian edition of Wiki Loves Monuments, which this year had as its main theme precisely that of Castles and Fortifications. Thanks to the collaboration with Istituto Italiano dei Castelli (February news), for the first time thousands of fortifications that are protagonists of Italian history and landscape were photographed in order to enrich the world's most famous online encyclopedia.
Alongside the ranking of photos of castles and fortifications, prizes were also awarded for the best shots in the general section, where photographers could upload photos of more than 22 thousand monuments from all over Italy.
The winner of the castles and fortifications section is Castel del Monte, with a b/w shot that enhances the fortress in a play of light and shadow. For the first time this year, thanks to the collaboration with Istituto Italiano dei Castelli, this important castle, situated in Apulia, was included in the list of photographable monuments for the contest.
Just in 2022, Piedmont volunteers focused their efforts on documenting Turin's libraries, drawing photographers' attention to busy public buildings; thanks to the work of volunteers in fact in May 2022, the City of Turin has authorized a long list of monuments, libraries and museums that it holds in its custody. These include the Automobile Museum, the Teatro Regio and the Mole Antonelliana, which have been featured in beautiful shots from Wiki Loves Monuments 2022 and best documented on Wikimedia projects.