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Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met
Metropolitan Museum of Art entrance NYC.JPG
When and Where
DateSunday, November 19, 2017
Time10:30 am – 4:00 pm
AddressBonnie Sacerdote Classroom
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
The Met (81st Street entrance)
1000 Fifth Avenue
City, StateNew York City, New York 10028
Editors at work

The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met was the Metropolitan Museum of Art's second edit-a-thon, hosted on Sunday November 19, 2017 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Following the first Met edit-a-thon in May 2017, the museum is excited to work with Wikipedia Asian Month for the potential to seed new articles about Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions. These can be illustrated with thousands of its recently-released images of public domain artworks available for Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse Asian collections onsite and remotely.

To register, add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants sign-up below. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street Entrance) within the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Asian Art Month Challenge!

Event information[edit]

The Met's Damascus Room, an elaborately decorated qa'a winter reception chamber.
  • Host Project: Wikipedia:GLAM/Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.
  • Entrance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue opens to the public at 10:00AM EST. Enter the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at at 81st and Fifth Avenue (this is to the left of the main entrance), check any necessary items, then. proceed to the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom.
  • Checking Items: Backpacks and briefcases within the dimensions of 16 x 16 x 8 inches may be checked with coat check. Bags larger than these dimensions, including luggage, are prohibited and may not be checked.
  • Registration: Both onsite and remote participants or this day are encouraged to add their Wikipedia usernames to the #Participants sign-up below.
  • We also welcome remote participation for the global Wikipedia Asian Month (which runs until November 30).
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to add Met Open Access images of artworks to Wikimedia platforms. No Wikimedia experience necessary. As needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikimedia newcomers.
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks, drinks and cake will be provided. No tripods or large media equipment are be permitted within the museum or Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art Map
  • Cost: Free and no ticket required for edit-a-thon in the Uris Center. For participation in the museum tours, buy a ticket at a museum ticket counters, the amount you pay is up to you. Please be as generous as you can.
  • Met official event page:
  • Hashtag: #MetOpenAccess #WAM2017

Event day timeline[edit]

  • 10:00 am: The Met Opens to the Public.
  • 10:30 am: Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom Opens to Edit-A-Thon Registered Participants – Wikipedia Accounts Setup and User Support
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 pm: Welcoming Remarks and Introductory Tutorial I
  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm: Editing session
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Introductory Tutorial II
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Editing session
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Half Hour Guided Museum Tours (concurrent with editing session)
  • 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm: Concluding Remarks and Wrap-Up.
  • 4:30 pm: Event Concludes and Participants Leave the Museum

Wikipedia Asian Month[edit]

The Wikipedia Asian Month is an international initiative to add new and improved Wikipedia articles on Asia, and Asian cultural topics.

The Met Asian Art Challenge is part of both Wikipedia Asian Month and WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art and is offered in conjunction with The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Wikimedia Edit-A-Thon. The Met Asian Art Challenge will feature a points-based sub-contest for contributions to Wikimedia projects about Asian art that are illustrated by Creative Commons Zero images of public domain artworks from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art to new and existing Wikipedia articles.

Please visit the Image and Data Resources page on The Metropolitan Museum of Art website for details about The Met Open Access initiative. .

For the Asian art sub-contest, we'll send Met postcards to everyone who writes at least 1 article illustrated with Met artworks, in any language, as well as a larger gift like the Met guidebook or Asian art publications for the grand prize winner(s).

The challenge runs from November 1- 30, 2017.

Outcomes[edit]

Fun videos
Wikidata -
Improved
Created
Wikipedia -
Improved
Created

Participants[edit]

  • kosboot (talk) 17:40, 25 October 2017 (UTC) (tentatively)
@: Bring everyone thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 12:03, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Aude (talk) 20:00, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

with special interests and resources about Chinese traditional painting, wood cut/engraving printing, blut-green shan shui painting and other traditional handcraft