Wikipedia:GLAM/MGS/Events and Workshops/Still Invisible

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About the event[edit]

This Art+Feminism Wiki Edit-a-Thon at the CCA is co-organised with and funded by the Glasgow School of Art, and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art journal British Art Studies. This event is the Fourth Wave of the BAS Conversation Piece series Still Invisible. Prompted by a rich confluence of events on women artists, including the formation of the British Women Artists 1750-1950 Sub Group and the recent ‘Overlooked Women Artists, 1851-1918’ conference at the University of Glasgow, ‘Still Invisible’ has four waves: Wave 1: Visibility, Reputation and Legacy; Wave 2: Beyond the Studio: Context and Networks; and Wave 3: Display and Re-evaluation. Wave 4 will be based around the Art + Feminism Wiki Edit-a-Thon event, which will give participants the skills to alter and add to existing wiki entries, as well as to create new ones. Wikipedia intercessions will continue to be recorded and evaluated via the platform of the journal.

Wikipedia has a gender problem. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of contributors to English Wikipedia identify as female, while only 15% of biographies on the site are about women. The Art+Feminism movement is one of the ways in which contributors to Wikipedia are attempting to address this imbalance, of which the Museums Galleries Scotland / National Galleries of Scotland Modern Scottish Women Editathon series was a part.

The event has two sessions, please feel free to come to either, or both. No previous experience of Wikipedia is required; if you can use Microsoft Word you can edit Wiki. You’ll learn to edit Wikipedia using the new and easy-to-use Visual Editor, and find out more about the drive to get more women onto and editing the site. We’ll then spend time creating and improving articles relating to Scottish women artists & related topics.

How do I prepare?


Morning session[edit]

  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Training
  • 11:00 - 13:00 - EDIT!

Afternoon session[edit]

  • 13:30 - 14:30 - Training
  • 14:30 - 16:30 - EDIT!


Sara Thomas is the Wikimedian in Residence at Museums Galleries Scotland (Jan 2015 – June 2016). Sara has run similar events all over Scotland, including one on Mary Barbour, one with the Glasgow School of Art Archives, and two with the National Galleries of Scotland to accompany their Modern Scottish Women exhibition.

Articles created & improved[edit]

Articles created[edit]

Articles improved[edit]

  1. Frances MacDonald
  2. Tina Gray
  3. Sybil Andrews
  4. Statue of Yuriy Dolgorukiy, Moscow
  5. Ann Macbeth
  6. Jenny Gilbertson
  7. Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh
  8. Rachel Maclean
  9. Kate Downie
  10. Christina Ramberg
  11. The Deluge.jpg
  12. Winifred Knights
  13. St John's Wood Art School
  14. Winsor & Newton
  15. Flora Macdonald Reid
  16. Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
  17. Rhoda Garrett

External links[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Prior to the event:

  1. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  2. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page

Final numbers of participants[edit]

  • Morning session - 9 participants
  • Afternoon session - 10 participants