2021:Submissions/Makumbusho: a powerful tool to mobilize local communities and facilitate partnerships with Museums

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Speakers[edit | edit source]


Abstract[edit | edit source]

Makumbusho (museum in Swahili) Apps4Museums is a new project that aims to deliver a digital platform allowing the automatic generation of multi-language mobile applications for archaeological and art museums around the world (and especially in the global south) based on content available on Wikidata/Wikipedia/Commons.

  • Promote the available content on Wikidata, Wikipedia and Commons
  • Increase and improve the content on Wikipedia/Wikidata/Commons related to museums and their collections
  • Provide local communities a powerful tool to generate mobile applications for their local museums and therefore foster GLAM partnerships with museums.
  • Promote the Wiki Movement and show how the Wiki content can be useful outside the Wiki projects

Session Outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • Learn how we can generate a mobile application for museums using content from Wikidata/Wikipedia and Commons
  • Learn how we can use the tool to foster partnerships and collaboration with museums (especially in the global south ) and having more open collections

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