OTTAWA DIGITAL NEWS: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Mar 7 @NatGalleryCan Indigenous Artists’ Biographies Edition
Tomorrow, Thursday, March 7, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that will focus on creating and editing pages for Indigenous artists. Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) will also be on site for assistance.
WHERE: National Gallery of Canada in the Library & Archives Reading Room
WHEN: 1-8 pm
Free and open to all
From the NGC event FB page:
Writers and editors – experienced and new – are welcome to join us in our Library and Archives Reading Room for the Gallery’s first edit-a-thon. Popularized by groups like Art + Feminism, edit-a-thons are free events held to update underrepresented artists’ profiles on websites like Wikipedia.
Staff from the Gallery and the Inuit Art Foundation will provide help for beginners, lists of suggested artists, and reference materials. Please note IAF staff will be on-site as of 5 pm.
Free admission. Public Wi-Fi available on-site. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, and if possible, to create a Wikipedia account in advance.
Presented in partnership with the Inuit Art Foundation. For more information, go to www.gallery.ca/research/library-archives/edit-a-thons
Join the Facebook Event Page.