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A range of partners will be involved over the year as Wikimedia UK will host Edit-AThons, during which volunteers will learn how to add information about Dumfries' stone carving heritage to Wikipedia.
He said: "That surpasses that of the BBC, so it has a very important role in supporting and promoting Welsh culture, heritage and knowledge." Wikimedia UK, a recognised UK charity that promotes and supports Wikipedia was established in 2008 and is one of over 30 similar associations around the world.
Wikimedia UK -which works to support, develop and promote Wikimedia Foundation projects such as Wikipedia - says hundreds of articles about the life and history of the town will be available online in more than 26 languages, from Hindi to Hungarian.
Stevie Benton, Wikimedia UK's communications organiser, said that more than 450 new articles about Monmouth have been added to Wikipedia and nearly 150 existing articles have been improved in the past six months.
Andrew Turvey, secretary of Wikimedia UK, said that past experience showed that free access to culture sparks new waves of creativity, as modern artists put their own interpretations on established classics.
Roger Bamkin is director of Wikimedia UK - the charity that supports Wikipedia's mission - and the co-creator of Monmouthpedia.
However, Wikimedia UK, a chapter of the organisation that operates Wikipedia, has denied that it means the site is struggling.
"We're trying to engage a bit more at the moment with people who are very knowledgeable, people who are experts, so working with museums was the obvious next step," the BBC News quoted Michael Peel of Wikimedia UK, as telling the Times newspaper.
Roger Bamkin, director of Wikimedia UK, said: "The new Monmouth-related Wikipedia content has been written by volunteers from many countries.
Roger Bamkin, chairman of Wikimedia UK, said the project was a joint collaboration with Monmouthshire council, Monmouth Town Council, Monmouth Archaeological Society, the Shire Hall and the local chamber of commerce.