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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
When and Where
DateSeptember 7, 2019
Time12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
AddressRuth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
The Met (81st Street entrance)
1000 Fifth Avenue
City, StateNew York City, New York 10028

The MetFashion Wikipedia Edit-a-thon NYC will be held Saturday September 7, 2019 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This is in part a follow-up to our recent Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, and will follow a similar format. We plan to expand this edit-a-thon, however, with a larger academic/student participation.

Please bring your own laptop to this event if you can, it's much better for Wikipedia editing than mobile.

We will be partially coordinating with the international Wiki Loves Fashion campaign.

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The event focused on Wikipedia:WikiProject Fashion topics for basic clothing types that can be illustrated by the Met collection, and also past Costume Institute exhibitions.

It's the last weekend for Camp: Notes on Fashion, and we will have an intro talk to the exhibit by a guest from the Costume Institute, and participants will then be able to visit it on their own. Galleries will be open this evening until 9 p.m.

Academic participants are also encouraged to fill this out form and share it with colleagues:

Articles to edit[edit]

Wikidata tasks[edit]

Visualizing collections[edit]

As structured metadata, Wikidata allows for sophisticated visualizations of connections in its knowledge graph. They are technically quite easy: you just need to use your imagination and research some of the connections. Afterwareds, Wikidata Query does all the hard work. Here's an example of a Wikidata knowledge graph showing the connections among museums, painters, fashion and ultimately, Rita Hayworth.

Example Wikidata Query knowledge graph showing Portrait of Madame X

Click to see the knowledge graph live, draggable and reconfigurable.

You can make your own by editing the Wikidata SPARQL query, and providing a list of your own Wikidata items (Q numbers).

Complete more items[edit]

Help fill in missing data for the most frequently referred to designers in The Met collection, using TABernacle.



Exhibition Date Watson Library Publication
Camp: Notes on Fashion May 8-September 9, 2019 link
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination May 10-October 8, 2018 link
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons Art of the In-Between May 4-September 4, 2017 link
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty May 4-August 7, 2011 link link
American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity May 5-August 15, 2010 link
The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion May 6-August 9, 2009 link
Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy May 7 - Sept 1, 2008 link
Poiret: King of Fashion May 9 - August 5, 2007 link link
Anglomania: tradition and transgression in British fashion May 3- Sept 4, 2006 link link
Nan Kemper: American Chic Dec 12, 2006-Mar 4, 2007 link
Chanel May 5-August 7, 2005 link
Rara Avis: selections from the Iris Barrel Apfel collection Sept 13, 2005-Jan 22, 2006 link
Dangerous Liasions: Fashion and furniture in the 18th century April 29 - August 8, 2004 link link
Wild: fashion untamed Dec 7, 2004-March 13, 2005 link
Braveheart: Men in skirts Nov. 3, 2003- Feb 1, 2004 link
Goddess: The classical mode May 1 - August 3, 2003 link
Adrian: American glamour May 14 - August 18, 2002 link
Blithe Spirit: The Winsor set Nov. 1, 2002 - Feb 9, 2003 link
Dress rehearsal: origins of the Costume Institute Aug 1 - Oct 28, 2001 link
Extreme Beauty: the body transformed Dec. 6, 2001- March 2, 2002 link
Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House years - selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum May 1 - July 29, 2001 link
Curios and Trasures: The Costume Institute August 15 , 2000- Jan 21, 2001 link
Costume and charater in the age of Ingres Sept 9 - Nov 21, 1999 link
Our new clothes: acquisitions of the 1990s April 26 - August 22, 1999 link
Rock Style Oct 9, 1999 - Mar 19, 2000 link
Christian Dior Dec 12, 1996 - Mar 23, 1997 link
Gianni Versace 1997 link
The Four Seasons April 8 - Aug 17, 1997 link
Wardrobe Sept 9 - Nov 23, 1997 link
Bare Witness April 2 - Aug 8, 1996 link
Two by Two Sept 10 - Nov 24, 1996 link
Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible conversations 2012 link
Bloom March to August 20 1995 link
Haute couture Dec. 7, 1995- Mar. 24, 1996 link
Swords into ploughshares Sept. 7 - Nov. 26, 1995 link
Madame Gres Sept. 13-Nov. 27, 1994 link
Orientalism Dec. 8, 1994 - Mar. 19, 1995 link
Waste Not Mar. 2 - Aug. 21, 1994 link
Diana Vreeland: immoderate style Dec. 6, 1993- Mar. 20, 1994 link
infra-apparel Mar. 29- Aug. 8, 1993 link
Versailles 1973: American fashion on the world stage Sept. 8 - Nov. 28, 1993 link
Fashion and history: A Dialogue Dec. 7, 1992- Mar. 21, 1993 link
Small illusions: children's costume 1710-1920 Jun. 20-Sept. 9, 1990 link
Theatre de la mode: costume from Revolution to Empire 1789-1815 Dec.3, 1990 - Apr. 14, 1991 link

Wikipedia fashion glossary and images[edit]

Search Costume Institute Met CC0 on Wikimedia Commons

Wikipedia term Met links
Haute couture link
Dandy link link
Jewellery link
Turban link
Trousers link
Paisley (design) link link link
Corset link link link link
Court dress link link link link link link link
Hoodie link
Oxford shoe link link
Beret link
Mask link
Victorian fashion link link link link
Dirndl link
Morning dress link link link
Wig link
Military uniform link link
High-heeled shoe link
1920s in Western fashion link (1921 fashion plates) link (1922 fashion plates)
Chinese clothing link link link
Cravat link link link link link
Gibson Girl link
Little Lord Fauntleroy link
Epaulette link link
Top hat link link link link
Veil link link link
Blazer link
Petticoat link link link link link link link
Handkerchief link link link link link link
Sweater link link
Leggings link
Folk costume link link link link
Fashion and clothing in the Philippines link
Suspenders link
Breeches link link
Glove link link link link link
Hand fan link link link link link link link
Headscarf link link
1795–1820 in Western fashion link link link link
Sportswear (activewear) link link
Helmet link link
Handbag link link link link
Tricorne link
Necklace link
Spur link
Ombré link link
Cloak link link link link

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New Wikidata tools created[edit]

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