Welcome to WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art on the English Wikipedia! We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, including The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer.
As an "encyclopedic museum" of world art history, this project aims to collaborate in worldwide GLAM efforts, partnering with individuals and groups interested in stronger coverage of global topics.
The project's goals include editing, enhancing and creating new articles, multimedia, and metadata related to:
- The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer
- Notable artworks, artifacts, and other items in the Met collection
- Notable artists and historic figures who have significant presence in the Met collection
- Art genres from across the world's cultures represented in the Met collection (example: Gold glass)
Following an early photo hunt in 2009, the Thomas J. Watson Library GLAM project served as the main base of Met activity on Wikipedia from 2012-2015, and continues as an important resource and partner.
A GLAM-Wiki tour for WikiConference USA visitors was held in 2014, building up national connections. A Met Breuer tour was held with Wikimedia NYC members in 2016, emphasizing local outreach.
On February 7, 2017, the Met publicly launched its Open Access Initiative with Katherine Maher and its new Wikimedian-in-Residence Richard Knipel (Pharos).
Its goals include uploading the Met's entire public domain collections, the great majority of its holdings, as multimedia to Wikimedia Commons and with rich metadata using Wikidata (all under Creative Commons Zero or CC0), and encouraging work on notable artworks and other topics on Wikipedia through both creative global and local collaborations and edit-a-thons.
The Wikimedian-in-Residence Pharos aims to "Wiki-fy the Met, and Met-ify the Wiki", bringing together the complementary strengths of global volunteerism and institutional knowledge.
- Events before 2017
Recent activities and developing ideas
To be pursued in coordination with Wikimedian and institutional partners:
- Global campaigns
- Content development
What is Creative Commons?
Alphabetical by publication
- Greenberger, Alex (7 February 2017). "Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 375,000 Public-Domain Images in Creative Commons". ARTnews.
- "The Boundless Treasures of The Met: 375,000 public domain images now available through Open Access!". The Artstor Blog. 7 February 2017.
- Halperin, Jennie Rose (7 February 2017). "New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art releases 375,000 digital works for remix and re-use online via CC0". Creative Commons.
- Campbell, Thomas P.; Tallon, Loic; Merkley, Ryan; Maher, Katherine; Guthrie, Kevin (7 February 2017). "#MetOpenAccess: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York was live" (Press conference live video). Facebook Live.
- Brooks, Katherine (7 February 2017). "The Met Just Put 375,000 Artworks In Public Domain For Unrestricted Use". The Huffington Post.
- Campbell, Thomas P. (7 February 2017). "Making The Met's Collection More Accessible". Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Tallon, Loic (7 February 2017). "Introducing Open Access at The Met". Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- "The Met Makes Its Images of Public-Domain Artworks Freely Available through New Open Access Policy" (Press release). Metropolitan Museum of Art. 7 February 2017.
- Knipel, Richard (7 February 2017). "The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero – Wikimedia Blog". Wikimedia Blog.
- Knipel, Richard (25 July 2017). "The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 375,000 windows on art history, and that's just the beginning – Wikimedia Blog". Wikimedia Blog.
The Met’s Open Access initiative is made possible through the continued generous support of Bloomberg Philanthropies