Know My Name and Wikimedia Australia: A case study
In 2019 the National Gallery of Australia established an ongoing partnership with Wikimedia Australia in association with the Gallery’s gender equity initiative Know My Name. The partnership aims to address the under-representation of Australian women artists on Wikipedia as part of the Gallery’s strategy to increase understanding of the contributions of women and gender diverse artists. To date the partnership has included two Know My Name Wikipedia Edit-a-thons, volunteer training workshops, the establishment of the National Gallery Volunteer Wiki Club and staff information and training sessions. The Know My Name project has so far resulted in 200,000+ words being added to Wikipedia including the creation of 115 new pages on Australia women artists, 431 existing articles being edited, and 2,320 new references added. 176 volunteer editors have so far participated nationally and new and edited articles have been viewed 513,000+ times on Wikipedia. The partnership has made an internationally significant contribution as part of gender equity movements Art+Feminism and Women in Red. It also offers a best practice case study about how GLAM sector organisations can use collections and expertise to grow representation, inclusion and equity on the world’s biggest online knowledge platforms.
Jessi England, National Gallery of Australia Caddie Brain, Wikimedia Australia Amanda Stojanov, Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Monmouth University, New Jersey, USA Lisa Watt, Lecturer in Creative Industries, Charles Sturt UniversityElizabeth Elwell-Cook, Charles Sturt University and TAFE Western NSW
Location: AAANZ Conference 2021, Online
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- Cost to Wikimedia Australia: $150.00