Newsletter March 2022

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WikiCheese evening in Brussels[edit]

The Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU is organising a WikiCheese evening on Wednesday 11 May, to give our volunteers an opportunity to meet each other near the Central Station in Brussels, in the Plein Publiek (Kunstberg 5) from 17:00 to 19:00. Obligatory registration.

Reminder: "Wikimedian in Residence" project grant[edit]

Socio-cultural projects that wish to apply for a project grant Wikimedian in Residence can do so until 30 April.

Wiki Café Industriemuseum[edit]

The Ghent Industry Museum has been organising a Wiki Café with writing sessions for the past few months as part of the Cathedrals of Industry project. This project concluded on 7 April. In May and June, a new project Pagne Africain will be launched with writing sessions the first Thursday of the month from 17:00 to 19:30 in the museum.

Conservatory and Belgian Music[edit]

The Music Library of the Conservatory of Ghent has taken the initiative to organise writing sessions about (composers of classical) Belgian music. The first session took place on Friday 25 March.

Wiki Femmes et Sciences[edit]

A first virtual session took place on Friday 11 February and a second session on Saturday 5 March in the framework of the Journées du Matrimoine. Two more sessions were held for schools at the Atheneum Royal De Hannut on Tuesday 22 March and the Atheneum Royal De Huy on Monday 28 March.

Writing about heritage[edit]

In Leuven and Ternat, humanities pupils write about heritage. They are guided by the local heritage team and by Wikimedia Belgium.

Expert meeting at the Flemish Architecture Institute[edit]

On Thursday 24 March, the Flemish Architecture Institute held an experts' meeting to determine the VAi's strategy for the coming years. A number of representatives from the cultural world were invited.

Heritage course completed[edit]

The FARO heritage course Basiscursus immaterieel erfgoed ended on Tuesday 29 March with a final physical session in Brussels.

Upcoming writing sessions[edit]


  • Virtual Wiki Helpdesk, every Tuesday from 19:00 to 21:00. Everyone is welcome with their contributions, questions and ideas. The platform allows for simultaneous conversations in different languages and on different topics. Someone might also give a short presentation or demo...
  • WikiCheese (May)

In het nieuws[edit]

Fiscal gift through the King Baudouin Foundation[edit]

Donations to the Friends of Wikimedia Belgium Fund of minimum 40 € per year are handled by the King Baudouin Foundation, and give you a tax reduction of 45% on the amount actually paid.

Contact us[edit]

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