Dear all,

This is the chapter report for Wikimedia Nederland for March 2011, which can
also be found at

*Wiki Loves Monuments*

In 2010, WMNL arranged a photo competition around monumental buildings and
objects ("rijksmonumenten"): Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM). In September 2011,
the photo competition will take place in several European countries, in
collaboration with the Wikimedia chapters in concern. WMNL members Lodewijk
Gelauff and MaartenD travelled to other countries to explain the concept. On
March 18th-20th Lodewijk attended the Wikimedia Conference in Wroclaw
(Poland), on March 20th MaartenD gave a workshop at WMDE's General Meeting
in Berlin (Germany). In March, for about ten countries confirmed that they
were going to participate.

In the Netherlands it was arranged that Cultural Heritage institution
"Heemschut" will sponsor WLM 2011 with PR and other help in the Netherlands
itself. Stichting Open Monumentdag, that organizes the general day of the
open monument, will help too.

*Chapters Meeting in Berlin*

On 25-27 March, Paul and Siebrand represented Wikimedia Nederland at the
Wikimedia Chapters Meeting in Berlin, Germany. Lodewijk presented Wiki Loves
Monuments in a seperate session.

*Donation to Wikimedia Foundation*

The Dutch chapter sent 75,000 EUR to the Foundation with regard to the
Fundraising of 2009/2010, and 150,000 EUR with regard to the Fundraising of


Professionalization is an ongoing process. An office space has been rented
starting April 1 in the city center of Utrecht (a city centrally located in
the country).

*5 years Wikimedia Nederland*

On March 27, Wikimedia Nederland existed exactly 5 years. Since this was the
last day of the chapters meeting in Berlin, we celebrated this with our
international colleagues with cake, see the picture at

*Meetings & Conferences*

On 28-29 March, Lodewijk and Siebrand attended Global Melt (workshop about
exchanging knowledge in organizing events for Global movements) in Berlin,


   - April 1: Europeana hackathon
   - April 2: General Assembly (strategy discussion, financial report 2010,
   board elections) + strategy report discussion
   - April 3: Lodewijk will give a Skype talk at Shristi 2011 (India)
   - April 23: Lodewijk will give a workshop in Porto, Portugal
   - May: International workshop in Berlin for all participating countries
   - June 18/19: 10 years Dutch Wikipedia
   - June: 2 people will visit the Wikimedia Fundraiser Summit in Austria
   (by WMAT).
   - June: Maarten will present Wikimedia at the study days of the national
   archivist association (KVAN)
   - September: Wiki Loves Monuments Europe
   - 5 November: Wikimedia Conferentie Nederland 2011
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