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.