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Wikipedia Training with Art+Feminism

  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue New York, NY (map)

POWarts invites you to a Wikipedia training event in preparation for the 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at MoMA. Join the Guggenheim Museum and Art+Feminism organizers for a tour of the exhibition Photo-Poetics: An Anthology with the exhibition’s curators. Following the tour, Art+Feminism organizers will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian and share best practices for writing Wikipedia entries that stick. After the training, we will make edits on pages related to Photo-Poetics: An Anthology. Then bring your new skills to MoMA on March 5th for the third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

POWarts is proud to be a co-organizer of the annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.


All participants must bring a laptop for the training and editing. 

5:30 pm: Snacks + Chat
6:00 pm: Tour of Photo-Poetics: An Anthology by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography and Susan Thompson, Assistant Curator
6:45 pm: Wikipedia Training
8:00 pm: Editing of Wikipedia pages related to Photo-Poetics: An Anthology

Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that only 8.5% of its contributors are female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

This event is facilitated by the lead co-organizers of Art+Feminism (Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America's Women and Art Special Interest Group, Jacqueline Mabey/failed projects, and Michael Mandiberg) in collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.