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Attendees of the Women in the Arts 2013 Meetup & Edit-a-thon
Elizabeth Deering at work on a mural for the WPA Federal Art Project
Participants will receive the coveted Archives of American Art barnstar!

Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon

In honor of Women's History Month, the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a workshop and edit-a-thon focused on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. Activities will include new editor orientation and training, and a behind-the-scenes presentation from the Archives of American Art staff. Coffee and lunch generously provided courtesy of Wikimedia DC.

Friday, March 29, 2013
10:00am - 5:00pm
Up to 20 volunteers,* plus staff from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. 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
Photo ID and a laptop computer
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
750 9th St NW, Suite 2200, Washington, D.C., 20001 (View Map)
participate virtually by joining the conversation at and on Twitter at #wia13.
RSVP Required
Email User:Sarasays at (snyders (at) or sign up directly below. This event is free of charge, but due to space and security badge requirements, participation is limited to 20 volunteers.


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


Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon - Schedule
Time Activity Location
10:00 Meet Lobby of 750 9th St. NW (Victor Building)

Washington, D.C.
Photo ID required for entry

10:00-11:00 Welcome and Editing Tutorial Archives of American Art conference room
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Curatorial staff presentation: women in the Archives Archives of American Art conference room
12:00-1:00 Lunch generously provided by Wikimedia DC
1:30-4:30 Edit-a-thon Archives of American Art conference room
4:30-5:00 Visit to the exhibition "A Day at the Museum," in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture (across the street)

Questions? Add your own

  • What should I bring?
  • Laptop & photo ID. The Archives has a limited number of computer work stations you may utilize during the edit-a-thon, but they are not located in the main conference room.
  • How do I RSVP?
  • Add your name to the list below, or email snyders (@) Space is limited to 20 non-staff participants, so if you something changes and you can't make it, please remove your name from the list so that we can give the spot to someone from the waitlist.
  • Can I take photographs?
  • You're welcome to bring your own camera, and staff will go over photography policies at the beginning of the event.

List of articles we will be working on

UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Each section should be alphabetical by last name. Volunteers should feel free to add the names of notable women in the arts who need a better Wikipedia presence, especially ones whose articles could be improved by the inclusion of research resources from the Smithsonian or National Museum of Women in the Arts. The list is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to provide a starting point for work by edit-a-thon participants.

Mid-length articles

Start or stub-length articles

Articles to be created

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

Resources for Citations and Images

Websites, library catalogs, & databases

Images that can be added to articles


Images of works created before 1923 from the National Museum of Women in the Arts Collection Highlights Page can be added to the appropriate Wikipedia page. Artists with images include Cecilia Beaux, Rosalba Carriera, Lavinia Fontana, Ellen Day Hale, Angelica Kauffman, Judith Leyster, Berthe Morisot, Clara Peeters, Elisabetta Sirani, Anne Vallayer-Coster, and many more.


Thousands of individually cataloged items appear in our Image Gallery. Hundreds of thousands more, described at the folder level, can be found in Terra Foundation Center for Digital Collections. Not all of them are necessarily free from copyright restrictions. If you have questions about the specifics of using a particular image, talk to AAA staff.


Numerous works of art appear on the American Art Museum website. Not all of them are necessarily free from copyright restrictions. If you have questions about the specifics of using a particular image, talk to SAAM staff.

Useful templates for artists

Adding artist infoboxes

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

Artist stub templates

Help after the event



Due to space constraints, attendance is limited to 20 non-staff attendees and 20 staff attendees. While you do not have to be a woman in order to attend, the event will be focused on encouraging female editors and working on articles related to women in the visual arts. RSVPs beyond the first 20 names in each category should consider themselves to be on the waitlist. Waitlisted individuals will be contacted in the event that a space opens up.

  1. Farmbrough's revenge †@1₭ 23:09, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
  2. Sarah Osborne Bender (The Phillips Collection)
  3. Caitlin M. (via email)
  4. CarolMooreDC 02:33, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
  5. friend of Smokey the Bear (from Meetup)
  6. Geraldshields11
  7. Djembayz
  8. mijotoba (talk) (not a woman, but interested in the project, that said if there is no space and an eager female editor to be encouraged wants to attend, I'll bow out)
  9. Kate K. (via email)
  10. Dominic 21:38, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
  11. TaraInDC (talk)
  12. Dana Allen-Greil
  13. Jim Kuhn (via email)
  14. Shira Loev Eller
  15. Karen O'C. (via email)
  16. Lee Viverette (via email)
  17. Federica Limone (Intern at The Phillips Collection)
  18. Harej (talk) 13:06, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
  19. your name here
  20. your name here
  21. All names beyond 20 should consider themselves on the waitlist; you will be contacted if a space opens up

Smithsonian & NMWA staff

  1. Sarasays (talk) (AAA)
  2. Bathlander (talk) (SAAM)
  3. Callahanb (talk) (SAAM)
  4. Barbara (AAA)
  5. Doug Dunlop (SIL)
  6. Bettina (AAA)
  7. Heather Slania (NMWA)
  8. Elizabeth Botten (talk) (AAA)
  9. HolmesE (talk) (SAAM)
  10. Kelly (AAA)
  11. meghaninmotion (talk) (SIA)
  12. Anaerose (talk) (AAG)
  13. Traci Christensen (NMWA)
  14. Laura Hoffman (NMWA)
  15. Giselle Bustos
  16. Jessica Hemphill (AAG intern)
  17. Judy (AAA)
  18. Digitaleffie (talk) 16:38, 28 March 2013 (UTC) (Smithsonian Institution Archives)
  19. Karen (AAA)
  20. Becky (SAAM)

Participating remotely

  1. Gobōnobō + c
  2. Lyndsay
  3. SarahStierch (talk) 23:21, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
  4. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:24, 21 March 2013 (UTC) - no promises, as I have work all day, but if I can do some things remotely I will
  5. Jennifer Page (NMWA)
  6. ESM Will do my best to help a bit!
  7. Nora Lockshin (SIA)
  8. Léna (talk) 23:05, 28 March 2013 (UTC) Will try to create Germaine Chaumel from a translation of the French article :) Also, feel free to warn me when you're satisfied with an article, I will translate it for fr:wikipedia.

Results / Outcomes

Articles created

Articles improved