African Women Artists Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

African Women Artists Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

March 20, 2020
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration required
Laptop required. 2 laptops available for loan; please send request in advance to [email protected]

Since ascertaining in 2015 that only 11% of the named artists in its collection self-identified as women, the National Museum of African Art has doubled this number to 22%. But, did you know that only 18% of the articles on English-language Wikipedia are about women? Help change that by participating in the African Women Artists Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Together we’ll work to increase the presence of African women artists on Wikipedia by improving existing articles and creating new ones. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. Editing training will be provided by Wikimedia DC. Museum curators and librarians will on-hand to provide expertise and source material.

10:30–11:30 a.m.
Curator-led tour of I Am . . . Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Wikipedia training

12:30 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

12:30–4 p.m.
Wikipedia editing

Presented in conjunction with Art+Feminism DC2020 campaign in celebration of Women’s History Month

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