The Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, are opening an exhibition in December 2013 called Samtidigt.../Meanwhile... that will display life and society in the world from 1600 to 1650. As part of the collaboration between Wikimedia Sweden and The Council of the Central Museums they are planning to use as much free material as possible among images and texts. In order to be able to do this they need help finding images that are useful and are exploring the possibility to get this help from the Wikimedia community. The images are to be used in animations and slide shows, and both paintings and photographs are requested.
An exhibition showing the world during the Vasa era
The Vasa museum is the only museum in the world showing a preserved ship from the 17th century. Having over 1.2 million visitors (2011) from around the world makes it one of the most popular maritime museums. A lot of effort is put into preserving and caring for the ship and objects that where salvaged in order to keep it safe and on display for future generations.
A new exhibition for a new kind of museum
The exhibition that will open the new part of the museum is something brand new - an exhibition built on stories from around the world, created by digital visualisations and ever changing through social media interaction. Taking place in both room and on line it connects visitors and researchers whom togeather are changeing the stories being told. Samtidigt.../Meanwhile... is about the world during the days of Vasa.
What happened during the early 17th century - a time of war, plague and poverty, but also a time of revolutions in science, art and music. A time where new routes across oceans caused new connections between people. When colonialism and looting was one side, but trade and far reaching discoveries was the other.
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Multi touch tables using API-questions to display Wikipedia articles based on topics, years and coordinates on a map on a screen. On the screen you can read a short part of the article and scan a QRpedia code to get the rest of the article.
The table here shows categories used to find articles to display in the touch table. Categories are checked for articles with coordinates, and all articles with coordinates are shown on the map in the table. Starting with theese categories from Swedish Wikipedia the corresponding categories from English, French and Spanish Wikipedia are also checked for articles with coordinates.