Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/University of Maryland Art+Feminism 2017

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University of Maryland
2019 Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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When and Where
Date:Thursday, March 13, 2019
Time:1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Address:Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, 4213A Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building, 3834 Campus Drive
City/State:College Park, MD 20742

In honor of Women's History Month, the University of Maryland Art Gallery, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, and Stamp Art Gallery are hosting a public Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. The event will focus on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. Snacks provided.

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Event information[edit]

  • Date: Thursday, March 13, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 p.m to 4:00 pm
  • Who: Anyone with a laptop! No advanced technical skills required!
    While all participants of all genders are welcome to sign up, this event is focused on encouraging women editors.
  • What to bring: Laptop computer
  • Where: Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, 4213A Parren J. Mitchell Building Art-Sociology Bldg. 3834 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20742
  • Livestream address:


  • To encourage inexperienced editors (especially women) and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia
  • To improve a selection of Wikipedia articles related to women artists, critics, dealers, and other women in the visual arts
  • To increase awareness of the research resources freely available through libraries, archives, and museums


From 1 pm to 4 pm, please feel free to drop in to the Michelle Smith Collaboratory, where we will be focusing on creating new articles and improving existing biographies of women artists whose work is found in one of three collections at the University of Maryland: The Art Gallery, Stamp Student Union, and the Driskell Center. All are welcome, and your contributions are highly valued.


  1. Do I need to have any Wikipedia experience to participate? No experience required! However, you may wish to register a user account on Wikipedia in advance of the event.
  2. Do I need to have extensive knowledge on visual arts? Nope! You will be finding information about the artists through our resources. The important thing is knowing how to choose a good source to get your information from.
  3. your question here

List of articles we will be working on[edit]

Volunteers should feel free to add the names of notable women in the arts who need a better Wikipedia presence, especially ones represented by works in one of three permanent collections on the University of Maryland campus: University of Maryland Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP) collection of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, and David C. Driskell Center. The list provides a starting point for work by edit-a-thon participants, either by researching and writing new articles (biographies) or expanding and improving existing articles (biographies) of women on this list. If you are not sure where to start, don't hesitate to ask for help! Please add the #ArtAndFeminism tag to all edits on Wikipedia made for this event.

To see some useful resources for artists in the UMD Art Gallery and Driskell Center collections, see [1] (a resource in progress) and for resources on the artists in the Contemporary Art Purchasing Program Collection (CAPP) at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, see [2] (also a resource in progress).

List of Women Artists in UMD Collections in need of new articles or improvement/expansion to existing articles[edit]

Last year (2018) we edited at least 6 new bios and a couple of improved ones. Let's do more this year!

New article requests[edit]


Resources for citations and images[edit]

Try using Citation Hunt for an easy way to improve articles.

Additional resources[edit]

Adding a Sandbox[edit]

If you have a username, you can create your own sandbox in your userspace. You can find your user sandbox here. (And if it doesn't exist yet, feel free to create it!) For easy access, there is a "Sandbox" link at the top right of every page. You can also put {{My sandbox}} on your userpage.

Choosing the best form of name[edit]

Need help choosing the best form of name for a new biographical article? Try Getty Union List of Artists Names and/or Library of Congress Name Authorities

Useful templates for artists[edit]

Adding artist infoboxes[edit]

The template for artist infoboxes is here: Template:Infobox artist

Artist stub templates[edit]

Article under construction template[edit]

  • {{under construction | placedby = | comment = Article in progress, [[Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Women in the Arts 2019]] }}

Artist biography article template[edit]

Help after the event[edit]

  • The Wikipedia Teahouse, a friendly place to ask questions and help new editors get started
  • WikiProject Women Artists, an ongoing WikiProject dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women artists
  • N.B. There is an IRC channel if online participants need help:

Results / Outcomes[edit]

Articles created[edit]

Articles improved[edit]

Media coverage[edit]


External links[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]