Wikipedia in Philadelphia (and Ocean City, MD!)
Wiki Loves Small Museums
Ahead of a gathering storm, volunteers from Philadelphia, New York, Washington, and Delaware gathered at the Small Museum Association (SMA) Conference in Ocean City, MD, on Sunday, February 15, 2015, for a Wiki Loves Small Museums Workshop. After a presentation by Wikipedian Abram Fox, volunteers answered questions, helped conference attendees to upload photos from their museums to Wikimedia Commons, linked the new photos to existing pages, and released new articles. Thanks go to all the volunteers who attended, and to Wikimedia DC for their generous support, which made it possible for some of the volunteers to be there. The conference organizers have asked if we would like to come back again next year!
"Dried berries being packed away for winter luxuries", Photograph by Edith Watson, 1918
ArtAndFeminism started early in Philadelphia, with an edit-a-thon at the University of the Arts on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Steve Trader, from the local radio station, WHYY, did short before and after reports about the event. "It went very well," said Sara MacDonald, a UArts librarian and organizer of the event. "It was very chatty during the training, lots of questions about Wikipedia, but once people started working it was a quiet intense atmosphere." At least fourteen people attended, releasing four new articles, starting eight more in sandboxes, editing another dozen, and releasing public domain photographs.
Continue editing #ArtAndFeminism at the next GLAM Café on March 10, 2015, at Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania! Bring your sandboxes: experienced Wikipedians will be there to answer questions and help with editing.
Represent African American Artists
Wikipedia editors and conference attendees at SMA2015
In coordination with its new exhibition, Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is organizing Represent African American Artists, to be held on March 25, 2015, 5:30pm-8:30pm. Those attending will be able to visit the exhibit with museum staff, as well as working to better represent African American artists online. An introductory talk will be given by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
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