Sandra Fauconnier

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Program Officer Community Programs team, Wikimedia Foundation

Sandra Fauconnier is an art historian who has specialized in online and video projects in the cultural sector. She has worked on a variety of online archives and collections of smaller and larger cultural institutions, and was project lead for ARTtube, the video platform of museums in the Netherlands and Belgium. Sandra also volunteers on Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata) and she has been a Wikipedian in Residence twice. She currently works as Program Officer, GLAM and Structured Data, for the Wikimedia Foundation, around Wikimedia projects and structured data, and their potential for GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums). In the upcoming years, Sandra‘s focus is on the project Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons, which converts the millions of free media files on Wikimedia Commons to a structured and machine-readable format, so that they become easier to view, search, edit, organize and re-use, in many languages.