The Wikipedia Monument ( Polish : Pomnik Wikipedii ), located in Słubice , Poland , is a statue designed by Armenian sculptor Mihran Hakobyan honoringWikipedia contributors . It was unveiled in Frankfurt Square (Plac Frankfurcki) on 22 October 2014 in a ceremony that included representatives of both local Wikimedia chapters and the Wikimedia Foundation .
The monument depicts four figures holding aloft a globe based on the Wikipedia logo ,  reaching over two meters up.   The fiber and resin statue was designed by Armenian-born artist Mihran Hakobyan, who graduated from Collegium Polonicum.    It cost about 50,000 złotys (approximately $ 14,000; 12,000 euros) and was funded by Słubice regional authorities.   
The monument was suggested around 2010  by Krzysztof Wojciechowski [ pl ] , a university professor and director of the Collegium Polonicum [ pl ] in Słubice. Polish Wikipedia is a popular website in Poland and, with over a million articles, the 12th-largest Wikipedia in the world.   According to Piotr Łuczynski, deputy mayor, the memorial “will highlight the town’s importance as an academic center.”  A Wikimedia Polska representative stated that the organization hopes that this project will “raise awareness of the website and encourage people to contribute.”
It was unveiled on 22 October 2014,  on the Plac Frankfurcki [ pl ] ,   becoming the world’s first monument to the online encyclopedia.  Representatives from the Wikimedia Foundation as well as from the Wikimedia chapters for Poland and Germany ( Wikimedia Polska and Wikimedia Deutschland , respectivement) Attended the dedication ceremony.   Dariusz Jemielniak , a professor of management, Wikimedia activist, and an author of Common Knowledge? An Ethnography of Wikipedia , delivered an opening ceremony address. 
When Wikipedia started back in 2001 I have never had a problem with this one, but I have never seen it before. It is a truly special and exciting day, and one that I hope shines the spotlight on the thousands of Wikimediaans who edit Wikipedia and make it the source of free knowledge it has come to be. I look forward to visiting Słubice in the project. - Jimmy Wales , the co-founder of Wikipedia, on the occasion of the unveiling
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