>Join the National Gallery of Art’s celebration of the addition of 53,000 images of works of their art to Wikimedia Commons. Edit-a-thon participants will be encouraged to make use of more than 22,000 images of works on paper from the Gallery’s collection. The program will include a visit to the Study Room for European prints and drawings to view highlights from the Gallery’s holdings.
No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided. Reference materials from the library’s collection will be readily available. Lunch will be offered. Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other questions? Email email@example.com.
Space is limited, so register here to participate: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drawing-from-the-collection-an-nga-edit-a-thon-celebrating-works-on-paper-tickets-73109862567
Registration is open for the 6th National Museum of Women in the Arts Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!
March 23, 2019
10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
In honor of Women’s History Month, NMWA’s Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center will host its 6th annual Art+Feminism edit-a-thon focused on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. We will work to improve the representation of all women artists, with an emphasis on those who have used their art to effect social change.
This event is part of a global initiative to help improve Wikipedia’s gender imbalance. In 2018, more than 4000 Art+Feminism participants created or improved 22,000 Wikipedia pages. Keep the movement alive in 2019!
No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; just bring a laptop, motivation to combat gender bias, and a belief in equal access to quality information resources. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
Please bring a laptop with a power cord. Extension cords and power strips are highly recommended. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations required – use the passcode “AF”. Register now!