This September Wikimedia Spain organized the 5th edition of Wiki Loves Monuments in Spain. This year there was one partner, Mensa España, and the contest focused on monuments and municipalities without pictures on Wikimedia Commons, so in addition to the first three places prizes, there are two special ones: for the participant with images from more monuments without a picture and for the participant with images from more municipalities without a picture.
More than 7,000 photos were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons in September by 186 participants. People were also able to participate uploading photos to Flickr using free licenses; the Flickr group for Wiki Loves Monuments Spain 2015 had almost 3,000 images, and 61 members. In total, they provided more than 10,000 photos for this contest in Spain.
On September 19, the Free Software Office of University of Granada organized a gymkhana Wiki Loves Monuments for taking images and uploading them to Wikimedia Commons as part of the contest.
Wiki Takes Ayora
The weekend of September 19 and 20 the City of Ayora and Wikimedia Spain developed Wiki Takes Ayora, an initiative for searching urban elements (buildings, structures, monuments) in the municipality of Ayora, southwest of the province of Valencia, during one day, to take pictures and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. The day also included an Edit-a-thon for editing articles related to Ayora. The results of the event were a total of 432 images from Ayora.
On September 7, Glaming Madrid project started. The goal of this project is to develop a new collaboration with several top GLAM institutions of Spain, a unique opportunity in the country to create a long-term GLAM collaboration with museums. These ones are the Museum of Romanticism, the Museo del Traje (Costume Museum) and the National Archaeological Museum. These institutions hold great historical collections: one of them has a very heterogeneous collection of objects from the XIX century, including paintings, furniture and tableware; another one has objects related to clothing, sketches and a section of ethnography. And the last one, a collection of archaeological artefacts from Spanish Prehistory to the Modern Era.
The project, leaded by a wikipedian in residence, includes Wikipedia training sessions where participants learn to edit, create and improve articles of the relevant artefacts in the museums and related topics, talks about Wikipedia and the sister projects of the Wikimedia movement, content donations such as images or documents from each institution, and recordings of several concerts of classical music, which are held regularly in one of the museums. In September was held the first training session in one of the museums and is scheduled a full calendar of training sessions, talks and edit-a-thons for the coming months.
On September 25, 26 and 27, Wikimedia Spain celebrated its third Wikimedia Conference. It was organized together with the graphic design studio Gráfica Liebre and took place at Colegio Mayor Universitario Isabel de España, in Madrid. During the event there were several talks related to GLAM, like Gráfica Liebre and their collaboration with WikiArS, the participation of the Museo del Traje in one of the Europeana Fashion edit-a-thons or one about intellectual property and free licenses. Finally we enjoyed two guided visits, to the Museum of Romanticism and to the National Archaeological Museum.
Creative Commons Valladolid Film Festival
Wikimedia Spain participated in the Creative Commons Valladolid Film Festival (ccVAD), celebrated between September 18 and September 27.
The ccVAD features cinema d'auteur, documentaries, cartoons and experimental films, all of them under a Creative Commons license and using the Internet as a key tool for production, distribution and financing the films.
Wikimedia Spain participated in a conference about free culture and hacktivism in the University of Valladolid with several entities involved in free culture activities in Valladolid.