As the largest general reference work on the internet, Wikipedia is hugely popular. But did you know that less than 10% of the editors on Wikipedia are women, and only 18.93% of Wikipedia biographies are about women? When it comes to women artists and creators, that number is even lower.
The Women’s Art Register works to improve coverage about women artists both online and with our Archive of National Significance in Melbourne, Australia. Join us as we partner once again with Wikimedia Australia, and become part of the Wikipedia community of volunteers who collaboratively create and maintain one of the world’s largest and most popular research tools.
Join us for an ONLINE session on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, to amplify the voices of Australian women artists, designers and creators. This session will highlight Australian art galleries and museums and their collections of women artists.
Check out our project page for more information and how to prepare for the event. It contains suggested pages to work on and useful reference links and guides.
If you plan to attend this session, please email your name and username to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. This will help us to communicate before, during and after the event, and to track the work we get done on the day.
Facilitators will be on hand for both experienced and new Wikipedia editors. No experience is required though basic computer skills are recommended. Hosted by the Women’s Art Register and Wikimedia Australia, and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. Participation is FREE.
Date: Wednesday June 23, 2021
Location: Via Zoom https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74078287018?pwd=MFFQelZNbWhSTXRJajFvbGpQTndMdz09
Organizers: Women’s Art Register and Wikimedia Australia
Who should attend: People of all gender identities and expressions. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice!
If you don’t already have a Wikipedia account, please create one. Note: you don’t have to use your real name!, and add some info about yourself to your user page. (If you need help with this, you can do it at the event.) Once you have an account, you can sign up on our dashboard, where we’ll track our results for this session.
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