International Museums Day 2020 and Wikidata Contest 


On May 18th the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has celebrated the International Museums Day 2020 with the theme Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. Under the lead of Debora Lopomo, GLAM Program & Partnership Manager at Wikimedia CH the Wikimedia associations Austria, Germany, France and Italy support this initiative with an online campaign. Together we invited volunteers to complete and improve the presence of museums on Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata.

ICOM has been organizing the International Museum Day for over 40 years.

More on the IMD2020 project page in EN, D, FR and IT


Research tool

The WMCH Map Service is a brilliant tool to find out more about the presence of your favorite or all other museums and much more on Wikipedia. Get inspired, explore locations, check article coverage and contribute with encyclopedic content.


Wikidata Contest

The IMD2020 Wikidata Contest had the objective to improve data about museums in Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland on Wikidata. 240 people participated and about 20’000 Wikidata items on museums in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy have been processed.
Congratulation to the winners and a big hand to all who contributed.

The winners and some insights