Saturday, March 28, 2020
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Women Fiber Artists
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, March 28, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
In Collaboration with Wikimedia DC
Did you know that Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that anyone can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries? Data has shown that less than 18% of biographies on English-language Wikipedia are about women. Help to change that by joining us on March 28 for the museum's Women Fiber Artists Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Attendees will learn how to edit Wikipedia and work together to improve and create Wikipedia articles about women fiber artists.
Training will be provided, and no prior knowledge of fiber artists or Wikipedia editing is required. Please bring your own laptop. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to the edit-a-thon, attendees are invited to attend the Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program, The Quilt Phenomenon followed by a tour of the museum. The program 10:30am and the tour at 12:00pm.
Free. Registration required.