Tate Britain Special Event

International Women's Day: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Fahrelnissa Zeid, Untitled c.1950s. Tate

Join us in tackling the underrepresentation of women artists online

Throughout art history, women have been unequally represented and this issue still exists today. Help us to research, edit and improve the Wikipedia pages for the growing number of women artists in our collection,and improve the information available about these visionary artists.

Guerrilla Girls, ‘Guerrilla Girls’ Pop Quiz’ 1990
Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls’ Pop Quiz 1990
© courtesy www.guerrillagirls.com
Marta Minujín, ‘The Parthenon of Books’ 1983
Marta Minujín
The Parthenon of Books 1983
© Marta Minujín
Joan Carlile, ‘Portrait of an Unknown Lady’ 1650–5
Joan Carlile
Portrait of an Unknown Lady 1650–5
Sheba Chhachhi, ‘Sathyarani - Anti Dowry Demonstration, Delhi’ 1980, printed 2014
Sheba Chhachhi
Sathyarani - Anti Dowry Demonstration, Delhi 1980, printed 2014
© Sheba Chhachhi
Evelyne Axell, ‘Valentine’ 1966
Evelyne Axell
Valentine 1966
© ADAGP, Paris / DACS, London 2020
Elaine Sturtevant, ‘Trilogy of Transgression’ 2004
Elaine Sturtevant
Trilogy of Transgression 2004
© Sturtevant, courtesy Galleries Thaddaeus Ropac

1. What is an edit-a-thon?

Getting together for a period of time to write, edit and generally improve a specific group of Wikipedia pages. If you don’t already have a Wikipedia profile please create one before the day. Find instructions here.

2. How do I join in?

Come to the Taylor Digital Studio at Tate Britain. You don’t have to stay for the full day, people are very welcome to drop in and out.

Please bring your own laptop. If you don’t have one that’s ok, we have a few. These will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

3. I can’t come but I want to help

No problem. There are other ways to support the day. Do it remotely – Wikipedia is available everywhere, so if you want to participate from home just log in. 

4. Help – I’ve never done this before

You don’t need any previous experience or specific knowledge. There will be training on the day and source material to write from. We’ll be editing pages in groups so there will be lots of support.

5. What will we be doing?

Working through a list of women artists from Tate’s collection who don’t have a Wikipedia page, whose page is short on information or out of date. We will work in small groups using source materials (books, periodicals, websites) to research and update those pages together.

6. What’s in it for me?

You’ll learn how to write, edit and polish Wikipedia pages, and play a part in improving the profile of women artists online. It’s also a chance to delve into the lives of some of the inspiring women in our collection, with books and papers from our library. 

7. Want to know more?

Email us with “IWD editathon” in the subject line if you would like to come on the day or have any more questions. Refreshments will be provided so let us know about any dietary requirements.

Tate Britain

Taylor Digital Studio

Enter via the Manton Foyer

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

4 March 2017 at 10.30–16.00

If you don’t already have a Wikipedia profile please create one before the day

Find out more