Artexte and the MAC team up for Art + Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Artexte information centre are joining together to highlight the work of artists and authors from groups that are underrepresented in Wikipedia, including women, people of colour and people from the LGBTQ+ community, with a Wikipedia Art+Feminism edit-a-thon!
Artexte’s collection includes documentation on visual arts from 1965 to the present with a particular emphasis on practices in Canada and in Québec.
The collection includes many different types of publications that testify to the artistic practices in Canada and abroad as well as printed ephemera including posters, pamphlets, invitation cards, press clippings and visual documentation.
For the event, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal will share a series of documentation files from the collection of the museum’s médiathèque with the goal of providing access to the Wikipedia editors during the edit-a-thon. The documentation will include files on many flagship events presented at the museum on the work of women artists, as well as a selection of artist files from artists who have made major contributions to the field of contemporary art since the 1960s,
In order to assist the editors with locating and using reliable information sources for their articles, we will have on hand, files on artists and collectives who do not yet have Wikipedia pages, or whose pages need translation or requires updating.
Information on accessibility
- The event is free and open to anyone
- Artexte is wheelchair accessible and has physically accessible restrooms
- Childcare service will be provided free of charge.
2, rue Sainte-Catherine est
Noon : Word of welcome
12:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Edit-a-thon with ongoing support and training offered by Artexte staff.
12:15 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. : Initial training in French for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles.
12:45 p.m. – 13:15 p.m. : Initial training in English for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles.
2 p.m. – 2 :30 p.m. : Initial training in French for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. : Initial training in English for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles.
4 :00 – 5 :00 pm: Participatory discussion featuring invited guests:
Dominique Fontaine, independent commissioner
Tamar Tembeck, diretor of Oboro
Leä-Kim Châteauneuf, vice-president, Wikimedia Canada
The panel will be moderated by Krista Lynes, professor, Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University.