Art+Feminism boom in Ireland
This year was a bumper year for Art+Feminism events in Ireland, with three events across the country.
National Gallery of Ireland
To mark International Women's Day on 8 March, the National Gallery of Ireland hosted it's first Art+Feminism event for its staff. 11 staff members worked on a variety of pages relating to the female artists and sitters that are featured in the Gallery's collections. Both Wikimedia Community Ireland and the Gallery hope that this is the beginning of more collaboration between our organisations!
University College Cork
On 10 March, a group of women came together in UCC to mark Art+Feminism. 8 editors worked on new and existing articles, focusing on those who had connections with UCC, including poets, artists and writers. Four new articles were published, and the editors were rewarded for their efforts with well deserved pizza!
In an ongoing partnership with the Library of Trinity College Dublin, new and existing editors gathered to write about women with a connection to Trinity and its art and archival collections. 15 editors used the resources available to them in the Library to improve and create articles. The event entitled Visualising Women was covered by local news outlet, the Dublin Inquirer.
RCSI Female Firsts
Female Firsts at the RSCI
An editing workshop was held in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to celebrate the Female Firsts of the College. The event was held on International Women's Day, and coincided with the College's announcement of its new initiative to improve representation of women through Women on Walls. 9 editors started new articles in their draft spaces for some of the women featured, hopefully they will turn from red to blue very soon.
All Digital Week
As part of the European All Digital Week, University of Limerick hosted an editing workshop for their library staff. As a broad introduction to editing, the new editors worked on pages relating to their home towns or other familiar subjects. This allowed them to understand how editing works and how it could be used in digital literacy more generally.
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