Monday, April 1, 2024

For the entire month of March, the Stanley participated in the Art + Feminism Wikipedia editing event to improve the content available for artists in our collection who identify as cis and trans women, non-binary people, Black, Indigenous and people of color. This event was both in person on March 7th and asynchronous all month long. 

button press surrounded by different designs of buttons

On March 7th, we had a few different ways for guests to participate. We had instructions on how to make a Wikipedia account and begin editing, for those wanting to engage in that way. However, we also had a scavenger hunt available for guests to use in the galleries to reflect on the artwork and the identities of artists. We also had a button making station to make a variety of buttons based on the event! 

For the event, we collaborated with Art Hawks and LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library to table the event and educate visitors on their organizations. This was a really great way to incorporate members of our community. 

Overall, the month long campaign and in person event was a success. We were able to collectively edit 11 articles, add 7.62K words, and contribute to 84 references added. We are very happy with the outcomes of this event and hope to continue it next year as well! To see more details of the edits we made, here is a link to our campaign site! 

To find more information on future Night at the Museum events, click here