Newsletter September 2022

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Wiki Loves Heritage[edit]

The Wiki Loves Heritage photo contest will run until 31 October 2022. The campaign aims to take and upload photos about Belgian heritage and real estate visible from the public domain. It frames freedom of panorama, so permanently exhibited museum collections are also eligible. We are also looking for a jury to judge the photos. Candidate judges can apply at

Wikithon WikiMatrimoine[edit]

On Friday 21 October 2022 from 14:00-18:00, there will be a WikiMatrimoine Wikithon on women related to ULB and/or ULB's art collections in the Simone Veil Library (3 SEM) of the ULB campus, Paul Hégerlaan, 1050 Ixelles.

Industrial Museum Ghent[edit]

On Thursday 3 November 2022 from 15:00-18:00, the Industriemuseum will hold a writing session on the Ghent construction company Serck, the buildings it realised, and the architects who worked for the company. This is part of a new digitisation project of industrial heritage at the Industriemuseum in Ghent.

Wiki Women Design[edit]

On Wednesday 9 November 2022 from 10:00-16:00, a writing session on interior and architecture will take place as part of Wiki Women Design at deSingel in Antwerp in collaboration with Vrouwentongen and the Flemish Architecture Institute.

Wikimedia Netherlands conference[edit]

The WikiconNL conference will take place on Saturday 19 November 2022 in Utrecht.

Open letter Wikimedia Commons[edit]

You are invited to sign an open letter to the Wikimedia Foundation board to urge them to make Wikimedia Commons better and more adapted for loading, editing, and using media files.

European GLAM meeting in Prague[edit]

From 14 to 16 September 2022, the European GLAM coordination meeting took place in Prague. Here, 30 GLAM coordinators were able to exchange ideas on successful collaborations with museums and cultural institutions. We could get acquainted with a beta version of the upcoming release of OpenRefine that also has a Wikimedia Commons interface. Geert presented a lightning talk on how Wikimedia Belgium manages Wiki-projects using Wikidata. To conclude, we were able to enjoy a talk by the National Library of the Czech Republic and visit the Clementinum Observatory which offers a unique view of the city of Prague. It is here that Kepler described the orbits of the planets in the early 17th century.

Tax donations[edit]

Support Wikimedia Belgium with a 45% tax certificate for donations of at least 40 € through the Friends of Wikimedia Belgium Fund. Dutch donors, like Belgian donors, will receive a tax certificate for donations of at least 40 €/year and will receive the tax certificate at the end of February of the year following the donation. They can attach this document to their tax return.

Contact us[edit]

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