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De Rotonde Bertouille

New Years Event with Wikimedia Belgium

16.02.18 event

On Friday 15 February 2018 PACKED vzw and Wikimedia Belgium invite you to their new year’s reception at the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels as a way for heritage professionals, Wikimedia volunteers and interested individuals to meet.

The location is fitting because, as of the first of January 2018 or 70 years after the death of its architect Victor Horta, the beautiful BOZAR building entered the public domain. Since the copyright protection on his entire oeuvre has expired, it can be now be freely reused by anyone and therefore also on the Wikimedia ecosystem.

You are invited to a two-part evening in the Bertouille Rotunda at BOZAR. Both parts are accessible to anyone. First, we will present the collaboration between PACKED vzw and Wikimedia Belgium which aims to give Belgian heritage a greater digital visibility on Wikimedia platforms, and illustrate why and how memory institutions can collaborate with the Wikimedia community to increase their digital visibility, to make their collections available for reuse for external parties, to make their internal workflows more efficient and to increase and facilitate active participation with their audiences.

After the break Wikimedia Belgium invites you to raise a glass while they announce the winners of the photography contest Wiki Loves Public Space, look back on the achievements of 2017 and present the programme for 2018. You are also invited to visit the exhibitions Watching you, Watching me in the BOZAR Lab and Raw Poetry an exhibition of the Moussem Cities festival.


16:00 Welcome

16:30 Presentation Wiki-GLAM collaboration: What? Why? How?

17:30 Break

18:00 Reception: Award ceremony Wiki Loves Public Space, looking back on 2017 and presentation of the 2018 programme

18:30 drink + free visit exhibitions adjacent to Rotunda (Watching you, Watching me in BOZAR Lab and Raw Poetry of Moussem Cities)

20:00 end

Both parts of the programme are open to anyone and you are also very welcome to drop in after the break.

This event will be hosted in English.

Hosted by BOZAR, Bertouille Rotonde (private entrance on the Baron Horta square along the staircase descending from the Royal Park)

Square Baron Hortaplein 11, 1000 Brussel

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