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Welcome to the RIWATCH GLAM project!
Research Institute of World's Ancient Traditions, Cultures and Heritage (RIWATCH) is a non-profit community based organisation and cultural research institute of North East India, located in the village of Khinjili near the town of Roing at Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It has a ethnographic museum focusing on the culture and tradition of Arunachal Pradesh and North East India at large. It also has a collection of images, audio and video files depicting the rich cultural tradition of different tribes and indigenous people of the region. Contributions occur in several projects like Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. All are welcome to get to know and contribute to the dissemination of contents!

This GLAM is associated with a partnership between Center for Internet and Society - Access to Knowledge, West Bengal Wikimedians User Group and Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions, Cultures and Heritage.

How to help?
  • On Wikipedia:
    • Create or improve articles associated with this project - for example: en:Apatani people.
    • Illustrate articles with images uploaded under the RIWATCH GLAM, where relevant
  • On Wikimedia Commons:
    • Categorize images uploaded under the RIWATCH GLAM
    • Help with the development and documentation of this project
  • On Wikidata:
    • Create or improve data entries associated with entities related to this project - for example: Q111307990.
The initiative develops around several Wikimedia projects, especially:
  • Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia Commons
  • Wikidata

Above aspects of this project is open to everyone, so feel free to subscribe to the bottom of the list if you're interested.

  1. Vijay Swami (Executive Director, RIWATCH)
  2. KimeRilla221 (WiR) (Wikimedian-in-Residence)
  3. Subodh (CIS-A2K) (Senior Program Officer, CIS-A2K)
  4. Bodhisattwa (GLAM coordinator, WBG)

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