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Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
Met Open Access Initiative
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When and Where
Date Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Address Thomas J. Watson Library
The Met
1000 Fifth Avenue
(at 82nd Street)
2nd Floor
City, State New York City, New York 10028

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon: Met Open Access Initiative was the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first edit-a-thon, hosted on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Thomas J. Watson Library at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Met is excited to make available over 375,000 images of public domain artworks for contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The onsite event required pre-registration. To register, 1) please sign-up with Eventbrite and 2) add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants sign-up below. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Thomas J. Watson Library within the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge, you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants.

Event information[edit]

Library
Tom Lowenhaupt and another editor
  • Host Project: Wikipedia:GLAM/Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Thomas J. Watson Library, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.
  • Entrance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue opens to the public at 10:00AM EDT. Doors for the event within The Thomas J. Watson Library will open at 10:30AM. Please proceed to the Thomas J. Watson Library (enter via glass doors in Gallery 534) after you have entered The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 82nd and Fifth Avenue and checked any necessary items.
  • Checking Items: Members of the public and event participants are required to show their laptops to Security at the door upon entering the museum. Laptops and other electronic devices must be carried within museum as Security does not check electronics in coat checks. Please check all jackets, bags and laptop sleeves in the Great Hall North or South coatrooms prior to entering the Thomas J. Watson Library. Backpacks and briefcases within the dimensions of 16 x 16 x 8 inches may be checked with coat check. Bags larger than these dimensions, including luggage, are prohibited and may not be checked. Plastic bags to hold electronic cords, notebooks, pencils, etc. are available for registered participants once in the library. Small lockers are also available in limited amount within the library and are first-come, first-served.
  • Registration: The onsite event requires pre-registration with EventBrite via The Met's Website. The Thomas J. Watson Library has a capacity of limit of 50 active and present registered onsite participants. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. If you have not arrived by 10:45 AM on Sunday May 21, 2017, your tickets may be released to a wait list. Both onsite and remote participants or this day are encouraged to add their Wikipedia usernames to the #Participants sign-up below.
  • A wait list will be held for those interested in attending the event after registration has closed. Those on the wait list may be admitted to participate should space be available. If you have arrived at the museum and are unable to participate in the onsite event due to space limitations, we encourage you enjoy the museum after procuring your museum admission. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket registration in advance.
  • We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (which runs until June 30), you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants.
  • Event Images Policy: By registering for this onsite event, you agree to allow images to be taken of you and your likeness (unless you are wearing a no-photography lanyard), and that these may be used during and following the event. This permission is for publication in all formats, print or digital, worldwide. The use of flash and tripods are prohibited. Only handheld cameras may be used. The recording of video is not permitted.
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to add Met Open Access images of artworks to Wikimedia platforms. No Wikimedia experience necessary. As needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikimedia newcomers.
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks, drinks and cake will be provided. No tripods or large media equipment are be permitted within the museum or Thomas J. Watson Library.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art Map
  • Cost: Free with Museum Admission. Buy tickets at a museum ticket counters, the amount you pay is up to you. Please be as generous as you can.
  • Met official event page: MetCelebrates: Wikimedia Edit-a-thon
  • Hashtag: #MetOpenAccess

Event day timeline[edit]

Official cake cutting
Snack time
  • 10:00 am: The Met Opens to the Public.
  • 10:30 am: Watson Library Opens to Edit-A-Thon Registered Participants – Wikipedia Accounts Setup and User Support
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Welcoming Remarks and Introductory Presentations
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Break – Light snacks, drinks and cake will be served.
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Editing session
  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Half Hour Guided Museum Tours (concurrent with editing session)
  • 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm: Concluding Remarks and Wrap-Up.
  • 4:30 pm: Event Concludes and Participants Leave the Museum

Presentations[edit]

Initial Presentations will be held in Thomas J. Watson Library Reading Room.

  • Welcome Remarks - Jennie Choi, General Manager of Collections Information Services; Lauren Nemroff, Head of Content, Digital Department; Tony White, Florence and Herbert Irving Associate Chief Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Open Access Initiative and Digital Resources - Neal Stimler (User:Nealstimler), Program Manager for Content Partnerships, Digital Department
  • What You Can Do with Over 375,000 Images on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons at GLAM/Metropolitan Museum of Art - Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), Wikimedia NYC
  • Thomas J. Watson Library GLAM-Wiki Project - William Blueher (User:WilliamDigiCol), Assistant Museum Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library
  • Introducing The Wikimedia Edit-A-Thon Tour - Megan Kuensting, Education

Tour[edit]

Program attendees will also be invited to take a free half-hour tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's main building on Fifth Avenue offered concurrent to editing time at 1:00 pm -1:30 pm and 3:00 pm-3:30 pm EDT. The tours will be organized and co-lead by Digital and Education Department staff. The tour will focus on public domain artworks in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and address their respective status on Wikimedia platforms. Tours are first come, first served with prior registration. Tours will be announced to participants at the event and will leave from and return to the Thomas J. Watson Library.

A Faun Teased by Children[edit]

Bacchanal- A Faun Teased by Children MET DP248148.jpg
WP tour discussing the statue

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, Naples 1598–1680 Rome); and Pietro Bernini (Italian, 1562–1629).Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children. ca. 1616–17. Marble. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Purchase, The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, Fletcher, Rogers, and Louis V. Bell Funds, and Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1976. 1976.92.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/206399
Wikipedia: A Faun Teased by Children

Here are some citations for this object to assist you in editing:

Hunting of Birds with a Hawk and a Bow[edit]

Hunting of Birds with a Hawk and a Bow (from the Hunting Parks Tapestries) MET DT297197.jpg

South Netherlandish. Hunting of Birds with a Hawk and a Bow (from the Hunting Parks Tapestries). ca. 1515–35. Wool and silk thread. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941. 41.190.228.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/467961
Wikipedia: To Be Created

Here are some citations for this object to assist you in editing:

La Princesse de Broglie[edit]

Joséphine-Éléonore-Marie-Pauline de Galard de Brassac de Béarn (1825–1860), Princesse de Broglie MET DT717.jpg

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, Montauban 1780–1867 Paris). Joséphine-Éléonore-Marie-Pauline de Galard de Brassac de Béarn (1825–1860), Princesse de Broglie. 1851–53. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975. 1975.1.186.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459106
French Wikipedia: fr:La Princesse de Broglie

Here are some citations for this object to assist you in editing:

Wikimedia Commons[edit]

(80k images uploaded so far!)

Met Open Access Artworks Challenge[edit]

The Met Open Access Artworks Challenge is an international initiative to add Creative Commons Zero images of public domain artworks from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art to new and existing Wikipedia articles. Please visit the Image and Data Resources page on The Metropolitan Museum of Art website for details about The Met Open Access initiative.

The challenge is part of WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art and is offered in conjunction with The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Wikimedia Edit-A-Thon. The Met Open Access Art Challenge will feature a points-based contest for contributions to Wikimedia projects about the relevant Met artworks. Prizes will be awarded in the form of Met art guidebooks and publications. The challenge runs from May 15, 2017 through June 30, 2017.

Tools and article lists[edit]

The Special:ContentTranslation tool helps you translate a given between any two languages, if the artwork has coverage in one but not the other.

And we'd like to thank these partners we're working with at the event:

Resources[edit]

Wikipedia basics[edit]

Research and Source Materials[edit]

Related Topics on Wikipedia[edit]

Outcomes[edit]

  • You can add here the articles you've collaborated on, so contributions resulting from this event can be documented. 
Wikipedia editathon at Metropolitan Museum of Art's Thomas J Watson Library in the Irving Reading Room focusing on the Met's open access initiative.

New page creations[edit]

New Image Added[edit]

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Wikidata Item Created[edit]

Translation[edit]

Social Media Highlights[edit]

Acknowledgements[edit]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art acknowledges and thanks the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for providing the inspiration for its own Edit-a-Thon event, based on its event held in May 2015.[1]

Participants[edit]

The onsite event requires pre-registration. To register, 1) please sign-up with Eventbrite and 2) add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants sign-up below. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Thomas J. Watson Library with the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge, you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants.


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