Hi all,
a new version of the bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (the second one this
month! Unbelievable!) is available.
This time we write about our coming Assembly in Pisa, the new project
Archeowiki we just started, the final Italian data for Wiki Loves Monuments
2012, and the start of our internal fundraising campaign.

As usual a link has been added to meta, under
Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Italia ; raw text of the bulletin
follows below.

Ciao, .mau.

=== Assembly and Wikimeeting ===
On October 20 the Association will meet in Pisa for [
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Raduni/Pisa_ottobre_2012_Assemblea_WMIour
Assembly].
As usual, the Assembly is a public and open time for for discussion and
planning: everyone is welcome! We will have a report with the projects
implemented in 2012, and then discuss the activities for 2013. The next day
(Sunday, October 21) there will be the traditional meeting with city
sightseeing.

=== ArcheoWiki ===

ArcheoWiki is a new project of Wikimedia Italy, in collaboration with Milan
Museum Sector, Mimondo association, the Ambrosiano Archaeological Group and
the Passaré Foundation, co-financed by the Cariplo Foundation, to promote
and disseminate the historical and cultural treasures of the archaeological
heritage in Lombardy. We want to photograph archaeological heritage present
in the museumsof Lombardy and publish the photos on Wikipedia. ArcheoWiki
means also involve schools, by training volunteers, teachers and students
in the art of Wikipedia, through targeted interventions and Wikigite
(Wikitrips).

=== Wiki Loves Monuments ===

Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 was held during the month of September. Thanks to
all the participants, about 8000 photographs depicting the artistic and
architectural Italian heritage have been added to Wikimedia Commons, the
repository of more than 14 million free media files. The jury is working to
define who will be the winners. In the meantime, Wiki Loves Monuments 2011
made it to the  [
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-6000/largest-photography-competition/Guinness
World Records Book] as the largest photographic contest in the
world. We hope that, also thanks to the Italian contributors, next year we
are able to beat owr own record!

The award ceremony will be held in Rome, at the Galleria Alberto Sordi, on
October 31.

=== Support us! ===

The fundraising campaign of 2012 Wikimedia Italy has started. Its purpose
is to finance the activities for next year, including Wiki Loves Monuments,
ArcheoWiki, projects in schools, and other projects that will be explained
in the next issue of the newsletter. If you want to support us too, go to
the site http://sostienilacultura.it (remember that donations are
tax-deductible).
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