#EmpoweringArchives – a joint initiative 

The International Archives Week 2021 will take place from June 7 to 11 June and focus on #EmpoweringArchives. It is an initiative of International Council on Archives (ICA). To support this event and its objectives, the Wikimedia associations of Switzerland, Austria and Germany invite contributors to complete and improve the presence of Archives on Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons andWikidata. This is a joint project with the Association of Swiss Archivists (VSA-AAS). 


The geographic map about Archives

The WMCH Map Service locates archives in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, based on Wikidata records. It indicates which archives already have a Wikipedia article. If you are a Wikidata expert, help us to improve and inject additional meta data into Wikidata to complete the information base for archives in these three countries.


How to contribute

Participants are invited to update, correct, complete, and to create articles about archives on Wikipedia, upload images on Wikimedia Commons and inject meta data on Wikidata. We have set-up an outreach dashboard. The registration on the dashboard is optional.


Detailed information on



(posted May 26, 2021)