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National Museum of Women in the Arts to Host Wiki Edit-a-thon Focused on Women of Color

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is hosting its 8th wiki edit-a-thon, this time focusing on artists of African descent represented in its collections.

“[Women] need opportunities for their work to be championed,” adds Wat. “Driving and sustaining this overall upward trend will take commitment from patrons, museums, and curators worldwide.”

–Katie Wat, Deputy Director for Art, Programs and Public Engagement, NMWA

If an artist doesn't have a Wikipedia page, does he or she even exist? The popular online encyclopedia dominates Google searches. Major art world players like museums and galleries use its content. But the website doesn't present a full picture-only around 20 percent of Wikipedia's volunteer editors are female and as a result, there are far fewer pages about women artists.

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