Commons:Partnerships

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Partnerships are supported by the efforts of GLAM, a Wikimedia initiative to reach out to galleries, libraries, archives, and museums to bring content to Wikimedia projects.

This page lists some informal or formal partnerships between affiliates of the Wikimedia Foundation and other groups/organisations that have resulted in substantial new collections being added to Commons.

If you are the copyright-holder or maintainer of a freely licensed media collection that you believe may be suited to Commons, we would like to hear from you. Please write to info-commons@wikimedia.org with a subject line such as "Wikimedia Commons collection donation".

If you would like to know more about how cultural institutions can work with Commons, see: Commons:GLAM. If you wish to be involved directly with cultural partnerships projects please visit glamwiki.org

A partnership being listed here does not imply official endorsement of the content by the Wikimedia Foundation. Please see the General disclaimer.

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EYE Film Institute Netherlands Wikipedia:Wikipedia:GLAM/Wikipedians in Special Residence 2013-2014/EYE About 50 silent movies and some other images in the public domain from the collection of EYE Film Institute Netherlands, ongoing 0000000196196
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Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle Commons:Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle Archives Description to be completed by a representative of Yle 000000009292
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Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands Commons:Koninklijke Bibliotheek Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, complete 1571 atlas of the world from Abraham Ortelius 0000000203203
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Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec en:Wikipedia:GLAM/BAnQ/Poirier Project About 1000 pictures of Montreal region in the 30's and 40's from the photojournalist Conrad Poirier. 0000000714714
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Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Commons:Open Beelden About 3200 Dutch Newsreel video's from Polygoon
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Commons:Stichting Natuurbeelden on Open Images Videos of birds in the Netherlands. 0000000783783
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Atlas of Mutual Heritage Commons:Atlas of Mutual Heritage Old maps, prints and drawings related to the overseas history of the Netherlands, specifically the Dutch East and West India Companies.
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), The Netherlands Wikipedia:Wikipedia:GLAM/Wikipedians in Special Residence 2013-2014/IHS About 500 (estimate) scans of slides on urban developments (2-3 MB each) with licence CC SA 3.0, ongoing 0000000190190
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Peace Palace Library, The Netherlands Wikipedia:Wikipedia:GLAM/Wikipedians in Special Residence 2013-2014/Peace Palace Library About 2000 high resolution photographs (50MB each) of prints from old books with licence PD-Art
Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art Commons:Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art Photographs of handcrafts, folk art and makers from the Mexican state of Oaxaca 0000000357357
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EnergieAgenturNRW, Germany Commons:EnergieAgenturNRW nearly 3000 pictures under CC BY-SA license about subjects like renewable energies or energy engineering
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, national library of the Netherlands Commons:Koninklijke Bibliotheek Stedenboek de Wit, an atlas from 1698 of cities in the Netherlands, Belgium and France 0000000147147
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Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH, Augsburg, Germany Commons:Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH Photographs of the canals and historical water towers of Augsburg 000000002727
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Atria, institute on gender equality and women's history (in Dutch), website in English, The Netherlands Wikipedia:Wikipedia:GLAM/Wikipedians in Special Residence 2013-2014/Atria Some 100+ (sometimes high resolution) photographs about the history of the women's movement with licence PD-Art 0000000114114
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Reynosa's city hall archive (Reynosa), and Wikimedia México Commons:Ayuntamiento de Reynosa Historical documents and old pictures from the city hall archive 000000001515
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Russian State Archive of Sound Recordings (RGAFD), and wmru:Wikimedia RU Commons:WikiVoices Voice samples of wellknown people, from archive media-collection. 000000004747
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Echo of Moscow, a Russian radio station based in Moscow, and wmru:Wikimedia RU Commons:WikiVoices Voice samples of wellknown people, from radio station archive and also will be recorded especially for this project 0000000273273
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Józef Piłsudski Institute of America Commons:Józef Piłsudski Institute of America Archival documents: Mostly text, often handwritten by historical figures
Uriarte Talavera, Puebla, Mexico Commons:Uriarte Talavera Antique fotos of the enterprise 000000001111
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African Studies Centre, The Netherlands Wikipedia:Wikipedia:GLAM/Wikipedians in Special Residence 2013-2014/African Studies Centre Some 100 photographs about African studies 0000000160160
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City Museum of Ljubljana, Ljubljana Commons:City Museum of Ljubljana Around 50 CC BY-SA files from Roman era Ljubljana (then Emona) 000000004747
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Museu Frederic Marès, Barcelona Commons:Museu Frederic Marès Around 75 CC BY-SA files from the Museu Frederic Marès 000000007979
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Swiss National Library, Bern User:Swiss National Library Multiple pictures from their archives
Federal Archives of Switzerland, Switzerland Commons:Swiss Federal Archives Around 5,000 CC BY-SA files from the Swiss Federal Archives iconographic collection. Topic: World War I in Switzerland.
Zentralbibliothek Solothurn (ZBS), Switzerland Commons:Zentralbibliothek Solothurn Around 1,200 public domain files from the ZBS iconographic collection. Topic: Solothurn and its surroundings.
Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de Uruguay - Secretaría del Bicentenario Commons:Bicentenario de Uruguay 50 photographs 000000003030
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Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Commons:Geluid van Nederland 2300 field recordings of The Netherlands
Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed Commons:Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed Photos of Rijksmonumenten and other buildings taken by the RCE in the last 100 years
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico City Commons:Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico City Images from the archives of student and campus communications
Zentralbibliothek Zürich Commons:Zentralbibliothek Zürich Single-leaf Broadsheets, Landscapes, Portraits and Cultural/ Historical Material 000000009999
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Various LGBT organizations Commons:LGBT Free Media Collective Files from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations participating in the LGBT Free Media Collective coordinated by Wikimedia LGBT, WikiQueer, and w:Equality Michigan.
Museo del Bicentenario es:Wikipedia:Encuentros/Editatón en el Museo del Bicentenario Files of the Collection of the Museo del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires. 000000008787
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Universidad de la Comunicación Commons:Universidad de la Comunicación Historical archive photos of the university. 000000001111
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Corredor Cultural Roma Condesa Commons:Corredor Cultural Roma Condesa Photos from activities, museums, galleries and people of Roma-Condesa boroughs of Mexico City. 000000006161
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Commons:Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum public domain artifacts, photos and documents from federal institution 000000001616
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The newspaper «Pereslavl Week» Commons:Pereslavl Week photos from own photo-archive 0000000475475
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The Smithsonian Institution Archives it:Progetto:WikiAfrica/Share Your Knowledge/Smithsonian Institution Archives photos from own photo-archive for Commons:WikiAfrica, although the SIA were previously involved in GLAM 000000007474
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The Raccolte extraeuropee del Castello Sforzesco museum collection it:Progetto:WikiAfrica/Istituzioni/Raccolte Extraeuropee del Castello Sforzesco photos from own photo-archive of African art pieces; participating in Commons:WikiAfrica 0000000973973
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Garros Galería Commons:Garros Galería photos of art exhibitions at the gallery 000000003131
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University of Neuchâtel and Wikimedia CH Commons:Neuchâtel Herbarium digitalize a part of the Swiss herbarium of the Neuchâtel Herbarium. Wikipedian in Residence for a period of three months to actually digitalize the material; pictures will be upload by batch in Wikimedia Commons after being verified.
Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych Commons:Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych Scans of documents from AGAD, XIII - XIX century, mostly handwritten, parchment and paper 0000000322322
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Museum of Memory and Human Rights (Santiago, Chile) es:Wikiproyecto:Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos Pictures of the museum, memorials and photographies of people related to violations of human rights during the Chilean military dictatorship (1973-1990) 000000009999
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Archaeological Museum Hamburg Commons:Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Media of the collections of Archaeological Museum Hamburg 000000004444
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Telenor Group Commons:Telenor photos of telecom people, history and equipment 0000000338338
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Llotja Advanced School of Art and Design Commons:Llotja illustrations of geological phenomena, art practices, people portraits (politicians, writers, illustrators) and fiction characters, contributed by students. Part of the wiki-ArS initiative to involve schools of art & design. 0000000136136
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Category:Files from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 20 archival "package news" videos 000000002525
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Bulgarian Archives State Agency (bg) Commons:Bulgarian Archives State Agency
Distant Shores Media/Sweet Publishing Commons:Bible Illustrations Illustrations of the Old and New Testament
Walters Art Museum Commons:Walters Art Museum Photographic images of the Walters Art Museum collection.
Museo del Objeto del Objeto, Mexico City Commons:Museo_del_Objeto_del_Objeto Photos donated by the museum as well as photos created in collaboration with Wikimedia México 000000001010
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Chris's Acorns Commons:Chris's Acorns Photographs of Acorn Computer hardware and software.
Pietro Pensa Archive w:it:Progetto:GLAM/Associazione Amici del Museo delle Grigne Onlus Hi-res images of manuscripts (parchments) and other ancient documents, photos
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Commons:Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Various images from the museum and onsite archive's collections. 000000005151
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Fondazione Cariplo w:it:Progetto:WikiAfrica/Share Your Knowledge/Fondazione Cariplo Images of paintings and of other artworks of their collections (from 1st to 19th Century), participating in the Share Your Knowledge GLAM project 0000000858858
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Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer Commons:Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer Photographs from XIX century paintings and other items of their collection 0000000146146
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Archives of American Art Commons:Archives of American Art Photographs from the Federal Art Program 0000000324324
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Numerous partners in Europe and 18 countries, including Europa Nostra, Council of Europe and European Commission Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 Monuments photo contest in 18 European countries, in cooperation with local and international partners.
National Archives (UK) w:en:Wikipedia:GLAM/TNA Wide GLAM project: most of the pictures though are Africa-related, see this case study
Konrad Adenauer Foundation Commons:Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Archive images 000000008181
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National Archives and Records Administration Commons:National Archives and Records Administration Archive record images
Airviewonline.com Commons:Airviewonline.com Aerial photographs 00000000011
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Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte Commons:Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte archive record images, restoration process images, restoration reports 0000000350350
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RIA Novosti archive Commons:RIA Novosti 800 historical images at 2011 as a collaboration between RIA Novosti and Wikimedia RU
Museo de Arte Popular, Mexico City Commons:Museo_de_Arte_Popular Photos donated by the museum as well as photos created in collaboration with Wikimedia Méxcio 0000000111111
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Commons:The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Wikipedian-in-Residence initiated and curator-vetted selection of images of collections objects. 0000000304304
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Generalitat de Catalunya Commons:Generalitat de Catalunya OpenData and images project from the Government of Catalonia 00000000066
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Geographicus Rare Antique Maps Commons:Geographicus More than 2000 old maps
doual'art w:it:Progetto:WikiAfrica/doual'art Images of events, people and art exhibitions about African culture - relating to Commons:WikiAfrica 000000004646
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Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles Commons:Château de Versailles Wikimedian in residence, creation of multimedia contents
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics Commons:LabPstryk 2011 Pictures of infrastructure and equipment of a biology research institute 0000000686686
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State Library of Queensland Commons:State Library of Queensland Collection of copyright-free photographs documenting some of the history of Queensland. Includes about 4000 images of ships.
Nordic Museum Commons:Nordiska Museet Images related to the history of Sweden, Swedish culture and Swedish folklore.
City archives of Toulouse Commons:Archives municipales de Toulouse Photographic collection of the XIXe century 0000000572572
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Muséum de Toulouse Commons:Projet Phoebus Photographs of paleontology and prehistory collections of the Museum
MEDIACRAT company (Publishing & Advertising Agency ) 180 views of Armenia from «Wow! Armenia» project — the Internet version of 100 Mysteries of Armenia book published by MEDIACRAT. 0000000183183
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Erling Mandelmann Commons:Erling Mandelmann Portraits of notable people 0000000607607
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Vänsterpartiet (Swedish Left Party) Commons:Vänsterpartiet Pictures of candidates for the Swedish government 0000000104104
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Nationaal Archief and Spaarnestad Photo Commons:Nationaal Archief Photos of Dutch politics
Wikimedia Nederland (the Dutch Wikimedia chapter) Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2010 Photos of heritage sites (rijksmonumenten)
MEDIACRAT company (Publishing & Advertising Agency ) 383 photos of famous sportspeoples from Russian sports magazine (“Grand Sport”; http://bolshoisport.ru/) 0000000384384
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IUCN red list Commons:IUCN red list Creation of distribution maps derived from their spatial data
Bibliothèque nationale de France Commons:Bibliothèque nationale de France Upload of scanned books for Wikisource
Stadtarchiv Lüneburg (city archives of Lüneburg, Germany) Commons:Stadtarchiv Lüneburg Upload of scanned pictures 0000000334334
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Bonnier Commons:Bonnier Upload of photos of authors 000000002929
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Brooklyn Museum Commons:Brooklyn Museum Upload of photos of artworks, half of which participate in Commons:WikiAfrica
Robert Lavinsky Commons:Robert Lavinsky Upload of photos of minerals
Mary Rose Trust Commons:Mary Rose Trust Uploads of photographs relating to the salvaged sixteenth-century warship Mary Rose 000000006767
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California Academy of Sciences Commons:AntWeb Uploads of images about ants
Library of the Chilean National Congress Books, scans of historical documents and images of Chilean congresspeople.
Queensland Museum Commons:Queensland Museum Upload of A E "Bert" Roberts plate glass photo collection, made in the early 20th century. 000000002222
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Region Arkivet Commons:Regionarkivet Scan and upload of public domain photos by famous photographers 000000007575
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Various museums in the Netherlands Commons:Wiki Loves Art Netherlands Several museum in the Netherlands welcomed amateurs to take photos of their collection
Deutsche Fotothek Commons:Deutsche Fotothek Upload of various photos
Tropenmuseum Commons:Tropenmuseum Upload of photos taken in former Dutch colonies; part of them donated in 2012 for Commons:WikiAfrica
Bundesarchiv Commons:Bundesarchiv Upload of various photos
École nationale vétérinaire de Toulouse Commons:École nationale vétérinaire de Toulouse Scan and upload of public domain books in French 000000009898
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Powerhouse Museum Images made available on Flickr and uploaded on Wikipedia 000000001414
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Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (Dutch Government Information Service) Commons:Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst Release of official portrait photos of government cabinet members 000000002727
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Retro-Computing Society of Rhode Island Commons:Retro-Computing Society of Rhode Island Photographs of historic computers 000000006060
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Pearson Scott Foresman Commons:Pearson Scott Foresman Scan and upload of educational illustrations
Picswiss Commons:Picswiss Upload of photos of Switzerland
Directmedia Commons:10,000 paintings from Directmedia Upload of photos of paintings

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