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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Editathon, Saturday at MoMA & around the world

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    Hello All,

    I’m writing to invite you all to the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Editathon happening this Saturday at MoMA and the Brooklyn Museum. Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women-identified editorship. We have over 70 events at this point!

    While the event is visual art focused, we are interdisciplinary inclusionists! You should feel free to come and learn about editing Wikipedia and write about feminist or LGBTQ culture workers, historians or theorists and their work in whatever discipline you work in.



    2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
    March 7th, 2015 from 11am – 5pm
    Museum of Modern Art & over 70 locations around the world

    Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

    Let’s change that. Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at The Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54 Street, on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism.

    We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. Childcare requires advance registration on Eventbrite by Monday, March 2; please also email us at to let us know first names and number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you plan on attending. Women, women-identified, and male allies are welcome. Women, women-identified, and male allies welcomed.

    Not in New York? Over 70 satellite edit-a-thons will take place across 11 countries over International Women’s Day weekend, March 6-8, 2015. Confirmed hosts include: Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum and the Bonnefanten Museum, Amsterdam and Maastricht, The Netherlands; Main Library, University of Georgia, Athens; School of Information, University of Texas at Austin; Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives, The Banff Centre; University of California, Berkeley; Sonntags Club, Berlin; Swiss National Library, Bern; Indiana University Bloomington; Morton R Godine Library at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston; Brooklyn Museum; F/LAT, Brussels; John M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland; Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen; Hannah Maclure Centre, University of Abertay, Dundee; Mercury Studio, Durham, NC; Central Washington University, Ellensburg; NYU Florence; Fresno Art Museum; NSCAD University Library, Halifax; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The University of California, Irvine; Wikimedia CH, Lausanne; University of Kentucky, Lexington; Bisagra, Lima; Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon; Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with East of Borneo and Women’s Center for Creative Work; The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand; Wikimedia CH, Lugano; The ArtWrite Collective hosted by 100state, Madison, WI; Fundación Mujeres por África, Madrid; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Canadian Women’s Art History Initiative, Concordia University and Eastern Bloc, Montreal; Monongalia Art Center, Morgantown, WV; Vera Ermolaeva Foundation, Moscow; Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans; SUNY New Paltz; Babycastles Gallery, New York City; Feminist Zine Fest, Barnard College, New York City; University of Notre Dame; California College of the Arts, Oakland; Oberlin College and Conservatory; Google Hangout on Air with Addie Wagenknecht; Project Continua, online; Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris; Artspace, Peterborough, ON; Albert M. Greenfield Library at University of the Arts, Philadelphia; 76<100, Pittsburg; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Crumpacker Family Library, Portland Art Museum; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; State University of New York at Purchase; Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester; The University of California, San Diego; Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco; University of San Francisco; The University of California, Santa Barbara; Pennsylvania State University, State College; Sweet Briar College; Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; MOCA Tucson; Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; The Hepworth, Wakefield; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Wardman Library, Whittier College; The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg; Cornell Fine Arts Museum of Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; and College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, with more in development.

    The 2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by Art+Feminism, led by Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America’s Women and Art Special Interest Group, Dorothy Howard, Jacqueline Mabey/failed projects, and Michael Mandiberg, in collaboration with the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts) and The Museum of Modern Art, and with support from Tekserve and Wikimedia NYC.

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