"Wikimedia is a global movement whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world." (http://www.wikimedia.org)
This Tuesday 26th August 2014
at 6pm at St Audoen’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8,
members of the Wikimedia Ireland Community will present an introduction to Wiki Loves Monuments, an international photo contest, organised by Wikimedia, the foundation behind Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
There will be several short talks about the contest, the importance of cross disciplinary projects involving Ireland’s extremely rich cultural heritage, and examples about how 21st century digital tools can facilitate greater engagement.
This is Ireland’s inaugural year of participation in the annual competition which since its inception has resulted in nearly one million freely licensed photographs being submitted to Wikimedia Commons
by tens of thousands of participants from over 50 countries. It is through local enthusiasts, researchers, and the cooperation of government, that Ireland’s cultural, historical, or scientific significance can be preserved and shared with the world. The Irish contest, focusing on Ireland’s national monuments, runs from August 23-September 30.
Open Knowledge Ireland is happy to participate in this effort.
More information: http://www.wikilovesmonuments.ie