GLAM on Tour @MAMCO

Be part of WMCH’s first GLAM on Tour in the Romandie and discover the biggest Swiss museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art!

You will get exclusive insights into the museum’s history and collection, learn from the museum’s director about the decentralisation in contemporary art, have the opportunity to participate in writing workshops in MAMCO’s unique setting …

The detailed program and infos about accommodation and catering, plus the opportunity to register are to be found here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM-on-Tour/2018/MAMCO

We are looking forward to seeing you in Geneva!

Your Team WMCH

PS: Please note that the event will mostly be held in French.

Copyright cover photo: Ilmari Kalkkinen-MAMCO, Genève; Provided by MAMCO;

WikiCon 2018. Welcome to Switzerland!

WikiCon 2018 comes to Switzerland! WikiCon is the annual gathering of active contributors to the German-speaking Wikipedia and its sister projects. Furthermore it is the place to be, if you are interested in Free Knowledge!

Last week Tuesday (Jan. 23rd) our colleagues from Wikimedia Deutschland, the organisers of WikiCon, came to Switzerland in the aim of kicking off the event. Throughout a meeting in Wallisellen, first information about the status quo was shared, working groups were formed and first tasks assigned.

Finding the ideal event location was another important point. Different locations in Fiesch, Baden, Winterthur and St. Gallen have been visited. Thanks to the professional organisations on site and the availability of several dates per location, the WikiCon organisers are now spoiled for choice.

Even though the exact location and date have not yet been decided upon, one thing remains for sure: The WikiCon 2018 will be as exciting as always and we are all looking forward to make best use of WikiCon’s open atmosphere to collaboratively work on new ideas and kick-off interesting discussions.

All further information about the WikiCon 2018 in Switzerland will of course be published as soon as possible on the event page itself, which is to be found here ->  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiCon_2018

We are looking forward to meeting you this autumn in Switzerland!

Newsletter October 2017

To find out more about what was going on in October, just click on one of the links below:

Renewal of the WMCH Board 2017/2018

The 11th Annual General Meeting of Wikimedia CH was held in Lucerne on April 8th and renewed the Board of the association.

For the fiscal year 2017-2018, this will be composed of (in alphabetical order):

  • Mauro Cassina
  • Dorian Credé
  • Michael Gasser
  • Ram Maheswaran
  • Frédéric Schütz
  • Muriel Staub

We are very pleased to welcome the new members of the committee, who will take office as of June 8, 2017.

Last but not least the annual financial report and the audit report can be found below:

https://members.wikimedia.ch/General_Assembly_2017
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CH
https://www.wikimedia.ch/donate/official-reports/

The official minutes of this meeting will be available sooner.

Newsletter January 2017

To access this month’s newsletter, click here.

(Photo credit:Wikipedia 10 Milano, Lyonora 4178 Leonora Giovanazzi CC BY-SA 3.0)

Happy Birthdhay Wikivoyage!

Today, the free travel guide Wikivoyage celebrates its 10th anniversary. We congratulate all volunteers who contribute(d) to this amazing project. And to all the readers out there: Take the chance to browse Wikivoyage and get inspired for your upcoming travels. Wikivoyage is available in all Swiss national languages. Have fun while exploring new destinations on https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Main_Page

The annual Wikimedia fundraising campaign begins on 1 December 2016

Today Wikimedia CH launches its annual fundraising campaign in Switzerland.

Starting December 1, 2016, readers of the online encyclopedia are solicited through banners to support Wikipedia financially, with particular emphasis on projects in Switzerland. 

With your donation you support collaboration with local  libraries, archives, schools and universities as well as the projects of contributors which enables Wikipedia to improve its content. 

Visit the association’s website to discover the projects and activities we are implementing in collaboration with individuals and institutions. 

Please follow this link to make a donation.

Thank you in advance for your support!