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By the numbers: 2016’s Art+Feminism Wiki Edit-A-Thon

March 19th, 2016

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at the Art Gallery of Ontario, March 5, 2016

Art+Feminism’s Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship.

To kick off International Women’s Month, we hosted a free Edit-A-Thon on March 5 at the AGO — one of over 100 satellite venues (worldwide!) of the Art+Feminism event, which is headquartered at MoMA in New York. Numbers are still being compiled, but it looks like we were one of the largest events worldwide.

40+ attendees

17 improved existing articles

7 finished articles

4 new drafts

2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Quite apart from the numbers, what was great about the event was the energy of collaborating on this project. You’d think that editing Wikipedia would be a pretty dry activity, but as a combined effort it can be surprisingly social and empowering.

—Amy Furness, Edit-A-Thon organizer and the AGO’s Rosamond Ivey Special Collections Archivist, Library & Archives

Lots of collaborators shared their experience during the day using the hashtags #AGOedits #AGOToronto #ArtAndFeminism:

A huge thank-you to all of our enthusiastic editors! And stay tuned: our next Wikipedia Wednesday is set for May 4, 2016.

Click here to read more about our Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon initiative.


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