The Wikimedia Community’s Contributions to Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums Around the World

If you are looking for information or knowledge on just about anything in the universe today, you probably may have looked up on a Wikipedia article. Since its inception in 2001, Wikipedia has grown to become the largest encyclopedia the world has ever seen. Wikipedia gets millions of page views per day, has more than 250 language versions, and includes more than 20 million articles. Its content is created and maintained by thousands of dedicated volunteer “Wikipedians” around the globe.

But Wikipedia is just one of the many projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, a global nonprofit organization, with a shared mission and commitment to free knowledge and working together with various communities around the world. The GLAM–Wiki initiative (galleries, libraries, archives, museums with Wikipedia) helps cultural institutions share their resources with the world through high-impact collaboration alongside experienced Wikipedia editors. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the custodians of our cultural heritage to present their collections to new audiences.

As part of our month-long celebrations for Museums and Galleries Month this October 2020, Pamana Talks has invited Mr. James Joshua V. Lim, a true-blue “Wikipedian”, former President of Wikimedia Philippines and former member of the Affiliations Committee of Wikimedia Foundation, to talk about how the Wikimedia projects has greatly enriched the physical and online collections of various galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) worldwide.

This webinar on Friday, October 22, 8pm-9:30pm is hosted by Grupo Kalinangan and shall be streamed on Facebook Live and on our official Youtube channel. Register below to secure your slot now! Limited seats only.

We are also inviting our Pamana Talks viewers to join our upcoming INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE ON THE SHARED HISTORY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF JAPAN AND THE PHILIPPINES this November 6-7, 2020, organized by Grupo Kalinangan, the NHCP, and Japan Foundation Manila. Register now through this link:

If you enjoyed our Pamana Talks, kindly consider donating to our AYUDA PARA SA PAMANA fundraising campaign to benefit our local museum beneficiaries and cultural workers affected by COVID-19 lockdowns around the Philippines. You may optionally add your selected donation amount during your event registration below.

Learn more about the fundraiser through this link:

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Event F.A.Q

How do I join and watch the webinar?

The webinar will be streamed on Facebook Live (via a private Facebook group). A link to join the private Facebook group will be sent to your e-mail upon successful registration. If you have problems watching the webinar through Facebook Live, you may also view the webinar on our Youtube channel.

Is the webinar for free?

YES! Our Pamana Talks are all free. We believe that learning about our rich Filipino culture, heritage and history should be available for everyone to access and enjoy.

How do I get an e-Certificate of Attendance for this webinar?

For a nominal fee of only Php 150.00 (plus processing fees), we shall provide you with an e-Certificate of Attendance specific to the webinar that you have attended. The e-Certificate will be sent to your e-mail address that you have indicated during registration. Please note that the fee for the e-Certificate is non-refundable and non-transferrable to any person, or to any other succeeding webinar organized by Grupo Kalinangan.

How do I raise a question to the speaker during the webinar?

Just type your question on Facebook Live or Youtube video chat and it will appear on the screen for the speaker to answer. If you have registered for the webinar, you may also join the videoconferencing link that will be posted on the private Facebook group to personally ask a question to the speaker via videoconference.

Do I have to install any video conferencing software like Zoom or Google Meet?

No need to install anything! We are not using Zoom or Google Meet for this webinar, but we shall be using Facebook Live (accessible through the private Facebook group). Please check your e-mail for instructions on how to join the private Facebook group and be able to view the webinar on Facebook Live. Alternatively, you may also watch the webinar through our official Youtube channel if you are having difficulties viewing the webinar on Facebook Live.

What is Ayuda Para Sa Pamana?

AYUDA PARA SA PAMANA is our ongoing fundraising campaign to assist various local museums and cultural workers affected by COVID-19 lockdowns across the Philippines. You may go to for more information.

How can I make a donation to Ayuda Para Sa Pamana?

You may optionally add a donation during the registration to Pamana Talks and you will be directed to our checkout page, where you can conveniently and securely pay via VISA/Mastercard, GCash, GrabPay, PayPal, bank transfer, check deposit, or over the counter via our payment partners (7-Eleven, Bayad Center, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop, ECPay, LBC, Pay & Go, Robinsons Department Store, SM Department Store/Supermarket, SM Savemore and Ruralnet).

I did not receive any confirmation e-mail after registration. What shall I do?

Ensure that you have entered the correct e-mail address during registration. If you have not received the confirmation email on your inbox, please check your spam folder as the e-mail may have been filtered there.


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