Wikipedia Art Month
Example of an artwork that found its way into Wikimedia Commons during Wikipedia Art Month. "Five Little Red Riding Hoods I" (2013) by Maria Evestus
October was an Art Month in Estonian Wikipedia, that aimed to draw focus on art, Wikipedia and how the latter can introduce the former.
It included an art-themed article competition, web lectures, and virtual exhibitions. Outreach was done to contemporary Estonian artists and to art schools of Estonia. Article competition was carried out in cooperation with Tartu Art House and Tartu Art Museum.
As part of the Art Month, we also introduced the Wikigallery of Newer Estonian Art, that showcases some of the 21st-century works that are available under free licenses in Wikipedia.
Wikipedia Art Month would once again return in October 2022 at least in the Estonian Wikipedia, but you are all welcome to join.
Wikipedia Heritage Days
Gate of Hulja cemetery – one of the added images
In the middle of September, there were Heritage Days, to collect newer images of cultural monuments.
Estonia participated in Wiki Loves Monuments for the years 2011–2015 during which we collected around 10k images. That covered a significant part of objects in more easily accessible locations and so it hasn't seemed reasonable to carry on with that.
But we still need more images and so we have tested with Wiki Loves Rephotography and Heritage Days campaign to encourage people to make images of cultural monuments without needing to carry out a full-sized competition. For the next Wikipedia Art Month maybe there could even be a competition of artworks that depict cultural monuments? Or a stronger focus on art monuments, that have mostly stayed unphotographed?
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