Wiki Loves Monuments

Your pictures on one of the busiest websites in the world?

This post was written by Michael Maggs, a volunteer organiser of Wiki Loves Monuments (and Wikimedia UK Chair) September is your chance to take part in the annual photography competition to improve Wikipedia. The encyclopaedia is visited by 500 million people every month, and is seeking help from RPS members improve its photos. Wiki Loves… read more »

Falling to pieces: Wikipedia and history

This post was written by Richard Nevell, Assistant Office Manager Ruins are fascinating. From the columns of ancient Greece to the shattered remains of Coventry Cathedral, they evoke all sorts of emotions. Wonder, incredulity, nostalgia, reverence. During the 18th and 19th centuries they helped inspire romanticism. There’s an exhibition about them at the Tate: Ruin… read more »

Announcing the winners of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest in the UK

Wikimedia UK is delighted to announce the UK winners of the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments competition. Wiki Loves Monuments is the world’s largest photography contest. The objective is to collect high quality photographs of some of the world’s most important buildings – in the UK, this means Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings. Over… read more »

The morning after the month before

This post was written by Richard Nevell September 2013 will always be the month the UK took part in Wiki Loves Monuments for the first time. We missed out in 2012, and planning began in January this year because we didn’t want the same to happen again. It has been a long process, but now… read more »

Bringing Chester’s listed buildings onto Wikipedia

  This post was written by Wikimedia UK volunteer User:Rock drum On 7 September 2013, Wikimedians and amateur photographers gathered in the Grade II-listed St Michael’s Church for Wikipedia Takes Chester, a day-long photo scavenger hunt, held to increase participation in Wiki Loves Monuments UK (which you can still take part in!). Events like this are… read more »

Your local heritage is open to the public

This post was written by Richard Nevell. There are hundreds of local history and archaeology societies in the UK, and there’s a reason there were 50 million visits to heritage sites in England alone in 2010. Wiki Loves Monuments covers some headline attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and Westminster Abbey, but it also includes buildings… read more »

Wiki Loves Monuments recruits distinguished judge

All good photography competitions need excellent judges to help select the winners. The volunteer team behind the UK’s participation in Wiki Loves Monuments is therefore delighted to announce that Steve Cole, Head of Photography at English Heritage, has agreed to join the national judging panel. Who could be better suited to help select the winners… read more »

Wiki Loves Monuments in the UK: a review of the exhibition

This post was written by Richard Nevell.  On Friday 3rd May, the Wiki Loves Monuments photo exhibition was packed up, marking the end of their time in the country, and is now en route to Sweden. Wiki Loves Monuments is the largest photography competition in the world, and in 2012 resulted in more than 300,000 images… read more »