In October, we celebrated the conclusion of the national edition of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 (see WLM Brazil 2016 - Top 10). During the first half of October, members of Wiki Educação Brasil Group, local organizer of this edition, made a first selection of all the submitted photos, marking as ineligible those who did not follow the general recommendations of the contest – e.g. pictures submitted after the deadline, among others. After this selection was finished, the jury could start choosing the top 10 photographs. The process was completed at the very end of the month and the results announced on 31 October.
Now, the first three nominees will receive a cash prize, as established by the regulation, and all the top 10 will participate in the international stage, which begins in November and should be completed in mid-December.
During the month of October also occurred the first CCBWIKI (Brazilian Scientific Congress of Wikipedia), held in UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro, between October 13th and 14th. During the event, 27 works were presented by different researchers from all over the country and abroad. The event also had the participation of Dario Taraborelli and Daniel Kinzler as keynotes, what really helped to present to the attendees how Wikimedia Foudantion initiatives work.
Among the presentations, the GLAM Project Coordinator of Wiki Educação Brasil Group, Juliana Monteiro, presented the partnership between the group and the Immigration Museum of São Paulo, which has been developed since May 2016. Through this project, the museum released materials such as photographs of their collections, texts served on its blog and educational materials on Wikimedia Commons, all under CC BY-SA 4.0 International lincense.
Finally, the month of October was also a period to make new contacts aiming the establishment of new projects. Juliana Monteiro and Edsonia Lopes have met with three potential partners: Contemporary Art Institute of São Paulo; Coordination of Press and Communications of the Sao Paulo State Secretariat of Culture, which contributed significantly in promoting the WLM contest 2016 and with whom they could discuss the improvement and creation of content on the museums of the Secretariat and, finally, with the Head Master of Museology Faculty of UNIRIO, with whom it was discussed the realization of a pilot project focused on intangible heritage.