Wikimedia Italia has published a call for cultural institution and the deadline to apply was the 30th of September. This call, addressed to Italian museums, archives and libraries, issued thanks to the important collaboration of ICOM Italy, was open to all cultural institutions based in Italy. It wants to involve in particular museums, archives and libraries that intend to collaborate with volunteers active on Wikimedia projects. The total budget available for the call is 30,000 euros and institutions can submit a request for funding from 2,000 to 8,000 euros, to cover all or part of the costs of carrying out the project.
The aim is to support the sharing and enhancement of cultural content, enhancing the digital content of the available museums, their visibility and their impact; to encourage more and more cultural institutions to collaborate with volunteers from the Wikimedia and OpenStreetMap communities and with Wikimedia projects, to make sure that wiki platforms, who have a wide and varied audience, represent the best source of information available on their areas of interest.
The collaboration strengthens the mission of the institutes and access to their collections and sources of knowledge.