Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Peabody Essex Museum Edit-a-thon Spring 2014

Peabody Essex Museum Edit-a-thon Spring 2014
Native American and Chinese Art
Main entrance of the Peabody Essex Museum.

Basic informationEdit

Come and join the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) for our very first Wikipedia edit-a-thon! PEM is committed to making information about its collections available to a global audience. At this first edit-a-thon, we’ll be editing Wikipedia articles and uploading images on our Native American and Chinese art collections using the resources and expertise provided by the PEM curators and staff.

  • When is it? 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday May 3rd, 2014
  • Where is it? Create Space 2, Peabody Essex Museum(Google Map link)
  • Who should come? All are welcome! Resources on the topics and Wikipedia training will be available to all. This is a chance for experienced Wikipedians, art history buffs, and those new to both to all learn from one another.
  • What does it cost? Nothing! It’s free!
  • How to sign up? Add your details to the "Participants" section below or email
  • What should I bring? Please bring your own wifi-enabled laptop and charger. We’ll have a couple of laptops available for use on the day. Please get in touch if you need to borrow a laptop: or tweet to @erodley
  • What about food and drink!? We’ll provide lunch (pizza) as well as tea, coffee, and water throughout the day. You’re also welcome to bring your own lunch and/or snacks. Afterwards, we’ll all go to Salem Beer Works for food, drink, and merriment!
  • Can I tweet? Please do! We'll be using #PEMWiki
  • I have other questions! If you want more information about the event please contact Ed Rodley: or tweet to @erodley

How to sign upEdit


  • Sign up by putting your name in the "Participants" section below! (preferred)
  • Sign up on the Meetup page
  • You can also email

New to Wikipedia?Edit

Want to learn about Wikipedia but never edited before? That’s fine! New editors are welcome at this event. We’ll provide training throughout the morning from friendly, experienced Wikipedians and museum staff. Before you come, you might want to check out the following resources:

Sign up for a Wikipedia account before you come (not necessary, but saves you a step on the day):

Already a Wikipedian?Edit

Below are lists for Wikipedians to identify themselves and their interests ahead of time.



Remote ParticipantsEdit

If you can't make it but want to help out, let us know and we’ll figure out something!

Regrets but maybe next timeEdit

On the dayEdit

Meet in the Atrium (main entrance) at 9am to sign in. There will be signs directing you to Create Space 2, where the event will take place.

Time Activity Location Led by Resources Provided Notes
9:00-9:45 AM Meet & Check In The Atrium (main entrance) Ed, Cathy - If you are late, there will be signs directing you to the Create Space 2
9:45-10:00 AM Welcome to PEM, Why Wikipedia?, & About Our Collections Create Space 2 Ed Coffee, Breakfast
10:00-10:30 AM Curator Talk Gallery TBD Karen Kramer, Curator of Native American Art and Culture - -
10:30-11:00 AM Curator Talk Gallery TBD Daisy Yiyou Wang, Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art - -
11:00-11:30 AM Wiki 101: What is Wikipedia? Create Space 2 Ed & Cathy - Creating a username, editing an article, uploading images, FAQs
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Overview of PEM's Wikipedia "To-Do" List Create Space 2 Ed & Cathy - Overview of our to-do list: what do we want to edit on Wikipedia, what images are we most interested in uploading, where can you find our images in Wikimedia Commons, secondary resources we have provided, who should you talk to if you need help
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch - Wikipedians & PEM Staff TBD - Pizza Pizza will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lunch
1:00-4:30 PM Edit-a-thon Create Space 2 Ed, Cathy, & Curators Coffee, snacks, outlets. Please bring your own computer! -
4:30-5:00 PM Wrap-up Create Space 2 Ed - Don't forget to post what you edited/created in the "Outcomes" section!
5:00 PM End & Festivities Salem Beer Works - - We’ll go out for food and drinks (optional) after the event!

Suggestions for editingEdit

The day is themed around enriching and adding articles pertaining to Native American and Chinese art. Below is a list of topics we would like to focus on for this edit-a-thon. Many of these have links to PEM’s collections. Curators will be on hand with material related to these topic areas. These topics are broad- other suggestions are welcome! We will try to be as flexible as possible with requests on the day, but cannot guarantee the provision of materials on other topics.

Contemporary Native American artists

Many of the Wikipedia articles on [contemporary Native American artists] are incomplete, and many significant contemporary Native American artists do not currently have their own Wikipedia articles. We'll be working to update information about these artists and add images of their works from PEM's collection.

We'd like to improve the articles about these contemporary Native American artists:

We'd like to create articles about these significant contemporary Native American artists:

We'll also try to edit and/or add images to these articles about Native American art:

Chinese Photography, Art, and Culture

PEM's collection contains some fantastic vintage photographs of China. We'll be uploading some of these images from our collection to relevant articles on China, Chinese culture, and Chinese art, as well as updating and improving the articles' content.

We'd like to add photographs to (at least) these articles:


Check out these resources to learn more about Native American art:

Gallery of PhotosEdit

This article was edited as part of an edit-a-thonEdit

Add {{subst:Wikipedia:Meetup/Peabody Essex Museum Edit-a-thon Spring 2014/Talkpage template}} to article talk pages to tag them as having being edited during this event.



We'll fill this in after the event!

added photo to
Yuanmingyuan before the burning, Beijing, 6–18 October, 1860,
to Second Opium War Erodley (talk) 16:52, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

added Works section to Jaune Quick-to-See Smith Catherine.Robertson (talk) 18:11, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

created article for Tammy Garcia Erodley (talk) 18:57, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

added image to Qianlong Emperor Erodley (talk) 19:26, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

added image to GuangzhouTerry126 (talk) 15:40, 3 May 2014(UTC)

Edited the page on Old China Trade Terry126 (talk) 20:05, 3 May 2014(UTC)

added PEM edit-a-thon snippets to images Embritt111 (talk) 19:35, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

added to exhibitions and collections for Truman Lowe Embritt111 (talk) 19:36, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

added image to Mateo Romero (artist) Erodley (talk) 19:40, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Created an article on David Bradley (Native American artist) Grumpycraig (talk) 20:32, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

create page for Lonnie Vigil Cathypem (talk) 20:36, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

added image and Art Career section to Judith Lowry (artist) Bibliothecaria (talk) 20:35, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

added PEM collection information and copy edited Emmi Whitehorse Bibliothecaria (talk) 20:35, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

created page for Nathan Begaye Carynboehm (talk) 20:41, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

add PEM collection to Chinese paintingniyayeye (niyayeye),3 May 2014 (UTC)

add PEM collection to Spoilumniyayeye (niyayeye),3 May 2014 (UTC)

added image and revise section to Photography in China --Ziyunch (talk) 20:46, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Ethomsen added image to Macau -- jschmi49 (talk) 21:05, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

added images to Li Hongzhang, John Thomson (photographer), Felice Beato, Old Summer Palace, Guangzhou --Ziyunch (talk) 20:46, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

added image to Fuzhou -- aehdeschaine (talk) 21:05, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Edited sections of Guangzhou for grammar, syntax and style, added two images, working on corrections to content and citations Elizabeth Thomsen (talk) 14:53, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Added painting by Spoilum to Guangzhou and added new page for Spoilum. This page was marked for possible notability issues, and am working on adding more content, images and references that should take care of that problem. Elizabeth Thomsen (talk) 14:53, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

A different sort of outcome -- I decided I wanted to continue working with the Museum collections, so I became a member! Elizabeth Thomsen (talk) 16:09, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Added "This article was edited as part of an edit-a-thon" tag to each image on Wikipedia Cathypem (talk) 14:15, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Added Gallery of Works and link to PEM's collection to David Bradley (Native American artist) article Cathypem (talk) 14:15, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Add Armorial screen to article Lacquer, (niyayeye),6 May 2014 (UTC)

Made sure the "this article was edit-as part of an edit-a-thon" tag is in the talk pages of every article we touched! Cathypem (talk) 16:02, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Added link to Nathan Begaye page to List of Native American artists & [Native American potters] pages Cathypem (talk) 16:29, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Added links to all the new artist pages created to List of Native American artists Cathypem (talk) 16:45, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Karen enhanced artist career information and added references and internal links to the Diego Romero (artist) article (talk) 13:37, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Added Lowry image to Native American Women in the Arts image gallery Jschmi49 (talk) 09:45, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Added Reference Link to PEM collection search to Rick Bartow Jschmi49 (talk) 09:45, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Added Reference Link to PEM collection search to Kay WalkingStick Jschmi49 (talk) 10:43, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Added Reference Link to PEM to Joe Feddersen Jschmi49 (talk) 12:45, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Added Collections Section and Reference Link to PEM collection search to Mateo Romero Jschmi49 (talk) 09:45, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Added New Media artists and Nicholas Galanin to List of indigenous artists of the Americas Jschmi49 (talk) 13:38, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Creating a Project page in my sandbox beyond the event page Jschmi49 (talk) 23:53, 8 August 2014 (UTC)