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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Edit Wikipedia’s 1989 pages and win a prize!

This year, Europeana launched a project called ‘Europeana 1989’, asking people to share their personal experiences of 1989. The goal is to create a digital archive of first-hand accounts of the fall of the Iron Curtain and other revolutionary events of 1989 like the Baltic Way. The Baltic Way – one of the events being […]

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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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