Flemish art collections, Wikidata and Linked Open Data
The project Flemish art collections, Wikidata and Linked Open Data was a project in de period 2015-2016 in what the metadata of collections of museums in Flanders was uploaded to Wikidata.
Packed vzw started, with support from Wikimedia and its users, the project Linked Open Data via Wikidata in what cultural institutions start working with Wikidata. The project exists out of:
- A white paper is written about Wikidata. The document describes how data can be added to Wikidata, what the benefits are, best practices, user cases, and more.
- Participating partner organisations provide a CSV dataset with their art works.
- This dataset will be added to Wikidata under a CC0 license.
- The partner organisations receive back an RDF export with their data.
Also three YouTube videos have been created to explain the project:
The project resulted in a white paper being written, see: Flemish art collections, Wikidata and Linked Open Data/Whitepaper.
History and background
Linked Open Data publicatie met Wikidata is a follow-up to several earlier projects:
- Persistente Identificatie (2013-2014) (information in Dutch) investigated if persistent URIs would simplify the maintenance and information exchange of artworks in 10 different Flemish art databases.
- Persistente identificatie en open cultuur data (2014-2015) (information in Dutch). In this project, persistent identifiers for more than 34,000 artworks from seven Flemish museums were made operational.
It is also closely associated with opencultuurdata.be.
- Coordination by PACKED vzw, the Flemish Centre of Expertise in Digital Heritage
- Bert Lemmens
- Barbara Dierickx
- Alina Saenko
- Vlaamse Kunst Collectie (VKC) / Flemish Art Collection (Q2542010)
- Vlaamse Kunst Collectie / Flemish Art Collection ('virtual' collection)
- Contemporary Art Heritage Flanders (partnership of four contemporary art museums in Flanders)
- Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Q2173225)
- M - Museum Leuven (Q2362660)
- Grant: GLAM program
- 28 October 2015 - Meeting of project Flemish art collections, Wikidata and Linked Open Data in Brussels (Wikidata project page) (Sandra Fauconnier, Romaine, Barbara (Packed vzw))
- October 2015-January 2016 - Import metadata from collections to Wikidata (Multichill)
- 29 January 2016 - Wikidata meeting for cultural institutions organised by PACKED vzw at Faro in Brussels (info | photos | final report published (archived) | publication) (Sandra Fauconnier, Multichill, Romaine)
- Publication of whitepaper: Flemish art collections, Wikidata and Linked Open Data/Whitepaper
- July-August 2016 - Participation of the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK Ghent) in Wiki Loves Art 2016 (info)
- 20 June 2017 - Presentation about the project during Sharing is Caring Brussels 2017
- 31 794 artworks from 8 museums added to Wikidata
- Vlaamse Kunstcollectie op Wikidata
- Project page on Wikidata
- ( ) Manual Wikidata for collection managers (also)
Announcements and notices
- ( ) PACKED vzw: verrijking records van kunstwerken op Wikidata, 16 November 2017 (archived)
- Flemish art collections added to the Wikidata Distributed Game, 8 March 2019
- ( ) PACKED: verslag presentatie PACKED, VKC en KBS op Open Belgium 2019, 25 March 2019 (archived)