The annual Wikimedia campaign for International Museum Day starts at the end of April and runs until the day of action on 18 May. It focuses on the International Council of Museums‘ theme of museums for education and research. A selection of interesting events and programmes such as a photo competition, GLAM digital or a mapping project on the Wikimedia CH map service are planned.

The Wikimedia Foundation, USA, and Wikimedia CH are jointly inviting chapters, user groups and community volunteers worldwide to contribute. The idea behind the annual awareness-raising campaign in support of the International Council of Museums’ IMD is one of the most important tasks of Wikimedia chapters and groups: to support Wikipedia authors in their volunteer work, to encourage participation and to help memory institutions to digitally share their curatorial knowledge, collections and resources in the field of education and research (knowledge production) via a freely accessible global platform.

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