Newsletter January 2023
Wiki Loves Heritage award ceremony
On Wednesday afternoon, 15 February, the prizes of the Wiki Loves Heritage Belgium 2022 photo competition will be awarded at the Royal Library. Obligatory registration by 14 February.
You can also (optionally) participate in the study day of the annual public domain day, organised by meemoo in collaboration with a number of Flemish museums, archives, universities and libraries. The day ends with a drink offered by Wikimedia Belgium.
Everyone is also encouraged to add captions and depict statements.
The KOERS. Museum of Cycling curates the Charles Aerts collection. To this end, the community is invited to describe the photographs.
The interactive application runs on a platform of the Meise Botanical Garden funded by the Flemish government's Digital Access to Heritage Collections department. You can simply log in with your Facebook or Google account, or you can also activate a special user account.
Then choose the project you want to collaborate on and describe the photos. You can choose the time of day freely. The application is very easy to use and requires no training.
The ultimate aim is to later add the photos with their descriptions to the KOERS website and on Wikimedia Commons. The photos will eventually also be able to be used as illustrations for Wikipedia articles.
Writing session on Flemish Fairground races
On Wednesday 15 February, the KOERS museum is organising a writing session to write articles on Flemish Fairground races.
Serck photo collection
A writing session on the construction company Serck, organised by the Industriemuseum, the Flemish Architecture Institute, the University of Antwerp and Wikimedia Belgium, will take place on 2 March at the University of Antwerp. The aim is to write Wikipedia articles about the Serck construction company. The Industriemuseum provided photos for this purpose under a free licence.
Friends of Wikimedia Belgium projects
The Friends of Wikimedia Belgium Fund has been in existence since December 2019. On 18 November 2022, the Friends of Wikimedia Belgium Fund Committee met at the King Baudouin Foundation.
In 2022, the Committee was able to select two projects that will be realised during 2023:
In 2023, we want to start 2 more projects. More news to follow later.
Share your knowledge with Wikipedia; an interview and article in De Standaard on how Wikipedia articles are written and how the Wikimedia community is organised.
We would like to warmly thank our generous donors. A tax certificate is made available by the King Baudouin Foundation for donations of at least €40. Support the Friends of Wikimedia Belgium Fund.
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