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Open Access Anniversary Event @ The Met
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When and Where
DateTuesday, February 13, 2017
Time12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
AddressRuth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
The Met (81st Street entrance)
1000 Fifth Avenue
City, StateNew York City, New York 10028

Open Access Anniversary Event at The Met. The Met will host a free event to mark the one-year anniversary of its Open Access initiative, in cooperation with their partners, Wikimedia NYC and the Wikimedia Foundation. This two-part event will explore the potential and value of opening up institutional collections and data to the public.

Being held on Tuesday February 13, 2018, the event will feature a Wikidata panel and workshop (including an Art+Feminism focus), and a conversation with Katherine Maher.

Wikimedia NYC Members pose with Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher (center) at the Met open access event February 13th, 2018

Event information[edit]

Please check in with Museum staff when you arrive. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords to participate in the workshop.

Schedule of events[edit]

Andrew Lih in Seminar Room
Conversation in Lecture Hall
  • 12:30–3:30 pm: A Panel Discussion and Wikidata Workshop (Seminar Room)
    A moderated discussion with a panel of open data experts, including Effie Kapsalis, Chief of Content and Communications Strategy, Smithsonian Institution Archives; Richard Knipel, Wikimedian-in-Residence, The Met; and Andrew Lih, author of The Wikipedia Revolution: How A Bunch of Nobodies Created The World's Greatest Encyclopedia.
  • A hands-on workshop putting Wikidata to use for your institution's collection. A thematic focus will be women artists and their works with the Art+Feminism campaign, though all topics are open.
  • 4–5 pm: In Conversation (Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall)
  • Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation and Loic Tallon, Chief Digital Officer, The Met, moderated by Dennis K. Berman, Business Editor, The Wall Street Journal

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