Wikimedia Sverige is a Wikimedia chapter.
Among other activities − detailed on Meta − Wikimedia Sverige supports the Wikimedia Commons project and community in several ways.
The chapter helps in getting accredited for various events. See this page (in Swedish) for more help. Examples of accreditaions:
- Eurovision Song Contest 2013
- Wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and Daniel Westling
- Nobel Lectures 2011
The chapter negotiates privileged access for photographers to special places and collections, especially related to cultural institutions:
The chapter has purchased photographic equipment which can be freely borrowed by contributors. Content produced by this equipment can be found in Category:Media created by technology pool of Wikimedia Sverige.
Sample of our technology.
Sponsoring photographic expeditions
Wikimedia Sverige has also sponsored several different photographic expeditions. These include both aerial photography and photo hunts of different kinds.
The chapter encourages participation to the Wikimedia projects, through the organisation of photographic rallies or contests like Wiki Loves Monuments:
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2011
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2012
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2013
- Wiki Loves Public Art 2013
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2014
Opening and sharing free material
The chapter strives to create partnerships with cultural institutions, aiming among other thing to help them opening and sharing their public domain collections. As a direct result of these efforts 30,153 files have been made available on Wikimedia Commons.
The category for partnerships is Category:Partnerships with Wikimedia Sverige.
Image from Regionarkivet in 2009
Image from Bonniers in 2010
Image from Nordiska museet in 2011
Image from LSH in 2013
Image from Riksarkivet in 2014
Sound from Work With Sounds in 2014
Image from LSH in 2014
Image from Kungliga biblioteket in 2015
A few figures
Wikimedia Sverige has already supported the creation of 7,634 media. Among those: