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Public art task force
This task force aims to encourage the creation of accurate, informative, and up-to-date articles about public art (here's a list of example pages). The definition of public art is often debated, however this task force focuses on art intended for public display. Public art can be sacred or secular and include many types: sculptures, monuments, mosaics, murals, site-specific installations, memorials, among others.
The process of examination, research, and documentation required for the completion of a good Wikipedia article is the first step in caring for an artwork and parallel to the work undertaken by art conservators, curators, and registrars. Working on this project will improve the representation of visual arts in Wikipedia and raise awareness about public art's existence, meaning, and context within their communities.
This project was inspired by an appreciation for public art and a shared concern that many artworks remain invisible within the context of Wikipedia, and in person. As the field of public art continues to grow, there is an urgent need to document what these artworks mean to their communities. This project was conceived as WikiProject Wikipedia Saves Public Art, became WikiProject Public art in 2010, then WikiProject Public Art in 2012, and finally, in 2023, WikiProject Visual arts/Public art task force.
This project aims to create new articles about public art, place existing articles within the context of art history and raise public awareness about their existence within communities.
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