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Wikipedia 'Understanding America' Edit-a-thon @ The Met
Metropolitan Museum of Art entrance NYC.JPG
When and Where
DateSaturday, January 25, 2020
Time12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
AddressBonnie Sacerdote Classroom
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
The Met (81st Street entrance)
1000 Fifth Avenue
City, StateNew York City, New York 10028

The Wikipedia 'Understanding America' Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be a Metropolitan Museum of Art edit-a-thon hosted on Saturday, January 25, 2020, in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

If you are part of an academic or cultural institution (staff or student), you are also welcome to fill out our form at

This event is tied to a global wiki folk traditions campaign — Wiki Loves Folklore / Folk Art / Folk Culture, as one of the primary subject areas we are covering.

We will also have a micro-celebration of Wikipedia Day with wiki-cake at the end of the day!

Event information[edit]

  • Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, 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 EST. Enter the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at at 81st and Fifth Avenue (this is to the left of the main entrance), check any necessary items, then. proceed to the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom.
  • Checking Items: 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.
  • Registration: Both onsite and remote participants or this day are encouraged to add their Wikipedia usernames to the #Sign up below.
  • We also welcome remote participation for the global events supporting Wikipedia articles on folk art.
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to add Met Open Access images of artworks to Wikimedia platforms. No Wikimedia experience necessary. Tutoring will be provided for Wikimedia newcomers by members of Wikimedia NYC.
  • 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 Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art Map
  • Cost: Free and no ticket required for edit-a-thon in the Uris Center.


The theme and worklist for this edit-a-thon focuses on “Understanding America.” That’s a huge topic, but we are organizing our areas of focus (with some overlap of course) as such:

  • The West (inconography and history of different cultures in the West)
  • Civil War and aftermath (battles, abolition, emancipation, etc)
  • Photography (portrait and other photographs, especially ones that are individually notable)
  • Folk Art (quilts, pottery, furniture etc.) - this will be tied to a global folk art campaign - Wiki Loves Folklore / Folk Art / Folk Culture

Articles to edit[edit]

Three young editors hard at work
  • Existing articles:
  • List of potential new articles (US):
  • Highlighted worklist:

Wikidata tasks[edit]


Sign up[edit]

See also: and FB event.

Remote attendees[edit]

Possible attendees[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]


  • Maria Kessler