Wikipedia

Helping cultural heritage institutions get their content on Wikipedia

You’re probably quite familiar with Wikipedia, the most popular encyclopaedia in the world, with more than 500 million unique visitors per month and millions of articles in 287 languages. Many articles make use of images that are hosted on Wikimedia Commons, a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, […]

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Come, write about fashion for Wikipedia

Come, write about fashion for Wikipedia

If you know your Gucci from your Pucci, are proficient in French and are looking to make contacts within the fashion world in Paris, this may just be the event for you. Europeana Fashion is hosting another editathon at Les Arts Décoratifs  in Paris on 22 March 2014. You are invited to come and write […]

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German war cemetery wins Wiki Loves photo contest

We are pleased to announce that this photo of the Cemetery of German soldiers in Tişiţa (a township in the city of Mărăşeşti, Vrancea County, Moldavia, Romania) is the winner of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 First World War category. ‘Cimitirul ostașilor germani’, Elena Loredana, CC BY-SA Wiki Loves Monuments is a worldwide volunteer-driven photography […]

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Become Wikipedia’s Best Fashion Editor

From 12 November-12 December, Europeana Fashion is hosting the online Europeana Fashion Challenge on Wikipedia. During this month-long challenge, participants are invited to edit articles related to fashion on Wikipedia with a chance of winning some great prizes. Tour of the Nordiska Museet, venue for a Europeana Fashion edit-a-thon earlier this year. Photo Erwin Verbruggen, […]

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WWI Monuments: Vote Now

Vote for the Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 winner

The Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 competition closed on 30 September. With more than 370,000 submissions coming from 50 different countries, it has been a huge success, surpassing its own record set last year. The winners of the international photo competition will be announced in early December, but before that it’s up to you to vote for […]

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International Winners of Wiki Loves Public Art 2013

Over the past few months, we’ve been charting the progress of the Wiki Loves Public Art photo competition. Now we can announce the winners! The contest took place in Austria, Finland, Israel, Spain and Sweden. All in all, more than 9,250 images were uploaded by 225 entrants, of which 57 percent were first time contributors […]

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Wiki Loves Public Art – check out the entries!

The first Wiki Loves Public Art photo contest has now closed to entrants. We are pleased to say that it succeeded beyond expectations as there were a total of 9,250 photos submitted by 224 contestants in Austria, Finland, Israel, Spain and Sweden. These photos of over 2,155 different artworks are now available on Wikimedia Commons […]

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Sharing designer knowledge with Wikipedia

What links fashion designer Fong Leng with a festival organiser, a member of the Dutch Costume Society and Wikipedia? The answer – the Europeana Fashion editathon in Utrecht on 13 May 2013. Europeana Fashion is a project which aims to provide Europeana with outstanding and rich material about the history of European fashion, including more […]

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Cameras at the ready for Wiki competition!

Get your cameras at the ready for a brand-new photography competition! If you live in or are visiting Austria, Finland, Israel, Spain or Sweden this month, take a snap of a piece of public art there and you could win yourself 500 euros in travel certificates. The Wiki Loves Public Art (WLPA) photography contest launched  […]

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Cast your Wiki Loves Monuments vote now

Cast your Wiki Loves Monuments vote now

This year’s Wiki Loves Monuments  competition is almost at an end. With more than 350,000 submissions from more then 15,000 people in 33 countries it has been a huge success. The winners of the international photo competition will be announced in early December, but before that you can still vote for the best photo in […]

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Wiki Loves Monuments: Submit Your Photos

You’ve already heard about it, but here’s the 101 on how to participate in the world’s biggest photo contest: Wiki Loves Monuments 2012. What is it? Wiki Loves Monuments is asking you to photograph your local monuments and upload the photos to Wikimedia, your photos can then be used in the future to enrich Wikipedia articles. […]

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New Feature: Cite on Wikipedia

Hot on the heels of last week’s launch of the map search and display, we have added another new feature to the Europeana portal – ‘Cite on Wikipedia’. Thanks to this update, it is now easier for Wikipedia editors to reference and link to Europeana items from Wikipedia articles.  When you use this new feature, your […]

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“Wiki Loves Art Nouveau” Virtual Exhibition

We are excited to announce the launch of our first ever virtual exhibition based on user-generated content. “Wiki Loves Art Nouveau” is an online exhibition made up of 50 images taken by members of Wikimedia Commons, representing some of Europe’s best examples of Art Nouveau architecture. With over 165,000 entries in the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest, the special […]

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Wiki Loves Monuments Launch: Rules & Prizes

Wiki Loves Monuments,  the photograph competition organized by Wikimedia, has been launched!  The contest, which is on for this September, aims to produce a good amount of freely licensed pictures of European monuments which can then be re-used not only in Wikipedia but everywhere by everyone. Rules Every submission should be: Self taken and self uploaded […]

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Wiki Loves Monuments and so do we!

Join the photo contest! Wiki Loves Monuments is a photo contest organised by Wikipedia across 17 European countries in September 2011. For a month, you are encouraged to take, upload and share pictures of monuments (including buildings, parks, archaeological sites, and more) on Wikimedia Commons and in Wikipedia articles. All images will be openly licensed […]

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Report from a workshop on UGC

Earlier this week, our Product Developer David Haskiya spent two days at a workshop in Vienna. Here are some of his impressions: The purpose of the workshop was for projects and persons associated with Europeana to discuss the best ways for museums, libraries and archives to make heritage online a two-way street. Based on projects […]

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