The event was free and open to the public.
Following up on March’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia, Asia Art Archive in America presented a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on exhibition histories in Asia, in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, M+, and West Kowloon Cultural District. The event invited participants to discuss, create, share, and improve articles and information about exhibition histories in and about Asia on Wikipedia.
Aligned with Wikipedia Asian Month 2018, which addressed the underrepresentation of articles about Asia on Wikipedia, this event was part of an ongoing effort to contribute to discussions about the representation of art and visual culture in Asia on open source knowledge platforms. The edit-a-thon helped participants edit Wikipedia to improve its coverage of art exhibition histories in Asia. The edit-a-thon was also part of AAA’s long-term engagement and ongoing enquiry into the role of exhibitions as primary sites of art histories in Asia.
Before the Edit-a-thon
1. Create a Wikipedia account.
2. Enroll as an editor on the event dashboard. (Passcode: exhibitionhistories)
3. Prepare ideas for creating or improving articles on Wikipedia. We will be providing research materials in the form of books, articles, etc., on the day; but please feel free to research beforehand.
4. For online tutorials, click here for “Editing Wikipedia: A guide to improving content on the online encyclopedia”; and here for “Illustrating Wikipedia: A guide to contributing content to Wikimedia Commons.”
On the Day of the Edit-a-thon
There will be a thirty-minute tutorial at the beginning of the session led by the AAA in A team. A representative from the Wikimedia NYC chapter will be there to assist us with technical questions.
Please remember to bring your laptop, power cord, and, if you want to prepare beforehand, sources for your chosen article(s). AAA in A will provide reference books and other resources on-site. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.