Events for cultural diversity in visual art

  • December 13, 2022

As part of the World Festival of Cultural Diversity, the Khalili Foundation is supporting two in-person editathon events in January to diversify Wikipedia’s representation of visual art.

Wikipedia includes an enormous amount of freely available knowledge about art, but to a large extent it describes visual art in terms of the Western canon, even in non-European languages. We can redress this balance by writing about art works and artists from other traditions and cultures. You might have in mind a visual arts topic to work on or, if not, we have “target lists” of artists and masterpieces from many different cultures.

These events will include basic training in wiki-editing and an experienced Wikipedian will be on hand to help you make lasting improvements to the topic you choose.

The London event is hosted by the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road and the Oxford event is in partnership with the Khalili Research Centre and hosted at Wolfson College.

Spaces at these events are limited and can be booked free online through EventBrite:

Wednesday January 11th, the Wellcome Collection, London

Tuesday January 24th, Wolfson College, Oxford

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