Wiki Loves Art/en
Together with Creative Commons NL Wikimedia Nederland organizes Wiki Loves Art / NL. 41 museums are participating, including the famous Van Gogh Museum. Participants can make photographs during the month of June in these museums of (parts) of their collection. Photos will be uploaded to Flickr (CC-BY-SA or CC-BY), and the allowed photos will be uploaded en masse to Wikimedia Commons after the tagging and judging has been finalized.
The Dutch version of WL A will be organized by Wikimedia Nederland andCreative Commons Nederland, with support from the MuseumnightFoundation, Digital Heritage Netherlands and ISP XS4ALL.
We had a kickoff event at the end of April, and tomorrow the firstpress release will go to the press in which we can happily announce that we have 41 museums participating all over the country, includingsome high profile names such as Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam),Gemeentemuseum (Den Haag) and the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam).
The event will take place during the whole month of June. People do not need to subscribe themselves before going to the museum, exceptfor special events like guided tours. Subscription to these events will be handled by the museums themselves.
After people have taken pictures at the museums, they can upload themto a WLA group created on Flickr. Photographs have to comply to a few rules to get their pictures in the Flickr group. These rules will include a few things about the quality of the pictures. Photographsshould be licensed CC-BY or CC-BY-SA, where the latter is preferred.
Attached to the events in June is a competition where a professional jury will select ten winning photographs. The winner of the competition will get a nice price, including 500 euros to spend on photographic equipment.
People who want to participate in the competition need to submit their photographs to the WLA group on Flickr. Winners will be announced at an event in the beginning of september, so the jury has July and August to select a winner. In those two months all the pictures will also be transferred to Wikimedia Commons. Museums will get the chance to add extra metadata to the pictures before they are uploaded onCommons.
On the 21st of June a large event will take place at the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam. This event will be sponsored by XS4ALL and we have room for around 350 people. We hope this event will get people talking to each other about other new projects.
For more information contact Husky.