Wikipedia:Meetup/New Orleans/ArtAndFeminism 2016/Newcomb Archives and Newcomb Art Museum

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2016 Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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When and Where
Date:Friday, March 4, 2016
Time:2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Address:Woldenberg Art Center
Newcomb Art Museum
(view map)
City/State:New Orleans, LA 70118

Art+Feminism Meetup & Edit-a-thon[edit]

Newcomb Art Museum logo
Vase by Mary G. Sheerer and Joseph Meyer, Newcomb Pottery, New Orleans, c. 1895-1897, glazed earthenware - De Young Museum - DSC00762

In honor of Women's History Month and the ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Project, the Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Library Special Collections and the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University are organizing and hosting New Orleans' second annual Art+Feminism edit-a-thon. The event will focus on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures, with an emphasis on artists from the Gulf South. Activities will include new editor orientation and training. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Happy hour to follow at The Other Bar.

Friday, March 4, 2016
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All are welcome! No advanced technical skills required.
The purpose of Art + Feminism is to encourage women, transgender and non-binary individuals, and other gender minorities to contribute to Wikipedia. Less than 10% of Wikipedia editors identify as female; even fewer identify as transgender or non-binary. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. Therefore we invite people of all gender identities and expressions, particularly transgender, cisgender, and gender nonconforming women, to address this absence by attending an in-person, communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries on art and feminism.
What to bring
A laptop computer (extension cords and power strips are also nice). We will try to provide some laptops to borrow, but please bring your own if possible.
Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, LA (view map)
RSVP requested
Sign up directly below or email This event is free of charge, but we will need an advance count of attendees.


  • To encourage inexperienced editors (especially women, transgender and non-binary individuals, and other gender minorities) and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia
  • To improve a selection of Wikipedia articles related to women artists, critics, art historians, and other women in the visual arts
  • To increase awareness of the research resources freely available through libraries, archives, and museums


Meetup & Edit-a-Thon - Schedule
Time Activity Location
2:00 Meet Newcomb Art Museum
2:00-2:45 Welcome and editing tutorial: Art+Feminism Lesson Plan Newcomb Art Museum
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-5:00 Research, editing, and tours Newcomb Art Museum
5:00-? Happy hour! TBD


  1. Do I need to have any Wikipedia experience to participate? No experience required! However, we encourage you to register a user account on Wikipedia in advance of the event.

List of articles to work on[edit]

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 Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Library Special Collections and the Newcomb Art Museum. The list is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to provide a starting point for work by edit-a-thon participants. If you are not sure where to start, don't hesitate to ask for help.

Existing articles in need of improvement or expansion[edit]

See: Suggested Topics from Art+Feminism

New article requests[edit]

See: Requested articles to be created from WikiProject Women Artists

Resources for citations and images[edit]

Websites, library catalogs, archival collections, & databases[edit]

Tulane University[edit]

Other institutions[edit]

Image sources[edit]

Images of works created before 1923 can be added to the appropriate Wikipedia page.

Additional resources[edit]

Choosing the best form of name[edit]

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

Useful templates for artists[edit]

Adding artist infoboxes[edit]

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

Artist stub templates[edit]

Article under construction template[edit]

  • {{under construction | placedby = | comment = Article in progress, [[Wikipedia:Meetup/New Orleans/ArtAndFeminism 2015]] }}

Help after the event[edit]

  • The Wikipedia Teahouse, a friendly place to ask questions and help new editors get started.
  • WikiProject Women Artists, an ongoing WikiProject dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women artists.
  • N.B. There is an IRC channel if online participants need help during, before, or after the event:

Articles improved[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. Lynda Benglis -- Laurenstroh (talk)
  2. Mignon Faget -- Aidaverri (talk)
  3. Selma Burke -- Carrollton1833 (talk)

Articles created[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. Harriet Coulter Joor -- SamBruner (talk)
  2. Mary Anne de Boisblanc -- Jaguarzinnias (talk)
  3. Rosalie Roos Weiner -- Craub (talk)

External links[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Prior to the event:

  1. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  2. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page
Don't worry! If you haven't edited Wikipedia before and don't have a Wikipedia User Name yet, we will help you on the day of the event! And remember to have fun!
You can also email to register.

  1. Aidaverri (talk) 15:32, 4 March 2016 (UTC) -- Aida Verri
  2. Beth Bahls
  3. Carrollton1833 (talk) -- Chianta Dorsey
  4. Craub (talk) 22:28, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
  5. Ice Queen Palace (talk) 20:45, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  6. Jaguarzinnias (talk) 05:09, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  7. Kmbaker2 (talk) -- Kourtney Baker
  8. Laurenstroh (talk)
  9. Morgan Maiolie -- (talk) 22:57, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
  10. Ms.Briar Rose (talk) 02:48, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
  11. SamBruner (talk) 19:46, 4 March 2016 (UTC)