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Corning Art+Feminism 2018 was an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon hosted by The Rakow Research Library (CMoG) on Saturday, March 10, 2018, focused on improving articles related to women working in glass.

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. 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 representation from women. Let’s change that!

We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

When and where[edit]

Corning Museum of Glass
  • When: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
  • Where: The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass (website), 5 Museum Way, Corning, NY, 14830 (map, free parking available at the Library)
  • Cost: Free
  • Participants: No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. A training session will be provided at 10:00 AM and help and reference materials will be available throughout the event. RSVPs encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome.
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords, if possible. Please create a Wikipedia account before the event.‎


  • 10:00-10:45 - Welcome, refreshments, Wikipedia tutorial (Library Seminar Room)
  • 10:45-12:00 - Editing time (Library Reading Room) - please sign in here so we can track our edits!
  • 12:00-1:00 - Lunch, panel discussion (Library Seminar Room)
    • The panel discussion, moderated by CMoG Director of Education and Interpretation Kris Wetterlund, will focus on the documenting of women artists. Panelists include: Caitlin Hyde, Properties of Glass Demonstrations Team Leader at CMoG; Amy Ruza, Youth and Family Programs Educator at the Rockwell; Ann Welles, artist and Director of Exhibit A
  • 1:00-2:45 - Editing time (Library Reading Room) - please sign in here so we can track our edits!
  • 2:45-3:00 - Wrap up (Library Reading Room)


The Corning Art+Feminism 2018 edit-a-thon aims to:

  1. Build Wikipedia editing skills through tutorials and basic edits.
  2. Improve coverage of women working with glass.

List of articles to edit[edit]

Forest Glass by Katherine Gray
For any article you create or edit, please add this template on the talk page: {{ArtAndFeminism2018 article}}


Remember, a new Wikipedia article should be backed up by at least 5 reliable sources. Please also consider notability when creating new articles.

WikiProject: Women in Red has created a guide, Simple Rules for Creating Women's Biographies, that may be useful when starting a new article. The biographies for living persons policy and Guide to Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing (applicable to any biography) are two other guides with good advice.

Alphabetical by last name

Look for more artists working with glass in the following categories: artists, glass artists, stained glass artists and manufacturers, engravers, and sculptors.


Expand content[edit]

Add citations[edit]

This referencing for beginners guide may be useful, as well as Wikipedia's guidelines on citing sources.

Cleanup and articles with multiple issues[edit]

If you don't know where to start, ask one of the event organizers!

  • Alison Kinnaird (born 1949), Scottish glass engraver
  • Te Rongo Kirkwood, Māori heritage artist known for her glass art, particularly in fused and slumped glass
  • Meeli Kõiva (born 1960), light artist, glass sculptor and painter, located in Finland/USA
  • Liza Lou (born 1969), American visual artist best known for producing large scale sculpture using glass beads
  • Carol Milne, Canadian sculptor

Look for more articles to edit on the Women working with glass list.


List of new articles created[edit]

List of new article drafts created[edit]

List of articles edited[edit]

Gallery of images added[edit]


Web access[edit]

Participants can connect to the "Rakow Guest" or "GlassApp+ Free WiFi" networks while on the museum campus. Please bring your own laptop or mobile device, if possible. A limited number of laptops and tablets will be available.

Glass websites[edit]

Women and Glass[edit]

Women and the Arts[edit]

Online databases[edit]

For a full list of databases available through the Rakow Research Library and NOVEL NY, visit this page.

General websites and databases[edit]

  • - A huge array of digital texts, from archived webpages to digitized books, periodicals, videos and other media.
  • Chronicling America - Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922.
  • DPLA - A portal to 8,417,033 items from libraries, archives, and museums.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library - A collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world and contributed by partner institutions.
  • Project MUSE - A database of digital humanities and social science content.(subscription required)

Basics on editing Wikipedia[edit]

If you have a question about editing, feel free to ask one of the CMoG Wikipedia editors for help! The Teahouse is also a great place to ask for help from expert editors.

Editing tips

  1. Preview your changes before you save them.
  2. Write a brief edit summary noting your changes.
  3. Don’t forget to use the help bar at the top of the edit box.
  4. Sign your posts on talk pages by adding four tildes (~).

Useful links


Attendees at the 2014 Southern Tier history edit-a-thon at the Rakow Research Library of the Corning Museum of Glass.

Please add your username below and read this page before you get to the edit-a-thon!

Will attend[edit]

Maybe attending[edit]


Will attend remotely[edit]

Users who are unable to attend in person but are interested in contemporary glass art are welcome to edit articles remotely.

Please notify me of the next Corning meetup[edit]

Please add yourself to the Corning Wikipedians list to be informed of future Corning-area meetups.