Newsletter July 2020
|Engaging people in free knowledge
Wiki Loves Heritage 2020
Wikimedia Belgium, the national association that supports Wikipedia, is organizing the Wiki Loves Heritage photo contest.
It is an extension of the worldwide Wiki Loves Monuments campaign, which also runs around this period, and is specifically aimed at monuments. With the Wiki Loves Heritage campaign we also want to highlight movable, immaterial, maritime heritage, landscapes and museum collections.
It is the third time that Wikimedia Belgium the Wiki Loves Heritage photo contest has been organised since the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. We continue to find it important to take stock of and describe heritage.
Why are we doing it? We want to document heritage in all its aspects. There are still many heritage items that have not yet been inventoried and described on Wikidata/Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons.
Wikimedia Belgium collaborates with other associations and institutions such as meemoo, FARO, Herita, Province of East-Flanders, Erfgoedcel Pajottenland Zennevallei, Industriemuseum Gent, KOERS Roeselare.
Bunkers of the KW line
Together with the Heritage Cell Pajottenland Zenne Valley we are making the inventory of the bunkers of the KW Line from the Second World War. Everyone is invited to complete this list; many pictures are still missing... Short link: w.wiki/Vnv
Is Wikimedia Wikipedia?
The Wikimedia Foundation wants to choose a new name for the movement, which is better known to the general public. This project is part of the 2030 strategy. A survey will run until July 7th.
WeChangEd is a project of Ghent University, Digital Humanities. They have a research project to create a distributed digital archive on Female Writers. On June 29th they presented the results of their project.
All physical activities of Wikimedia Belgium have been postponed until after 15 September, as prescribed by the Wikimedia Foundation. Therefore, we will only hold activities via videoconferencing and webinars. Our fortnightly Wiki Club Brussels is still running as videoconferencing. Contact Wikimedia Belgium.
Fiscal gift through the King Baudouin Foundation
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the federal government announced on 12 June 2020 that the tax deduction for donations will be increased from 45% to 60% of the amount donated, for donations made in the year 2020.