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Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met
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When and Where
DateSaturday, November 16, 2019
Time12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
AddressBonnie Sacerdote Classroom
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
The Met (81st Street entrance)
1000 Fifth Avenue
City, StateNew York City, New York 10028

The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be a Metropolitan Museum of Art edit-a-thon hosted on Saturday November 16, 2019 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Details and official event page: Join The Met x Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Asian Art

Event informationEdit

Met Asian Month 2019
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  • Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.
  • Entrance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue opens to the public at 10:00AM EST. Enter the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at at 81st and Fifth Avenue (this is to the left of the main entrance), check any necessary items, then. proceed to the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom.
  • Checking Items: Backpacks and briefcases within the dimensions of 16 x 16 x 8 inches may be checked with coat check. Bags larger than these dimensions, including luggage, are prohibited and may not be checked.
  • Registration: Both onsite and remote participants or this day are encouraged to add their Wikipedia usernames to the #Sign up below.
  • We also welcome remote participation for the global Wikipedia Asian Month (which runs until November 30).
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to add Met Open Access images of artworks to Wikimedia platforms. No Wikimedia experience necessary. As needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikimedia newcomers.
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks, drinks and cake will be provided. No tripods or large media equipment are be permitted within the museum or Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art Map
  • Cost: Free and no ticket required for edit-a-thon in the Uris Center.
  • Met official event page


The Met will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to build global access to information about Asian art. The Met's collection of Asian art is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world, and the Museum aims to share it through Wikimedia platforms.

This November is the fifth annual Wikipedia Asian Month. At this edit-a-thon, participants, will edit and contribute to Wikipedia articles, as well as cite and source information about Asian art, add image, translate, and work on Wikidata.

We will be joined by friends from the Asia Art Archive in America and others, and the Asia Art Archive will host a sister event in Hong Kong next week.

  • /Wikidata - Wikidata inventory of all Met works from the Asian Art department - links to the Wiki Art Depiction Tool (WADE) to add depiction information to artworks
  • Suggested tasks
    • Add depiction information for artworks
    • Add missing English language labels for depiction terms - Japanese personalities, topics, et al.
    • Add missing titles of works, using the Met object page information

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  • SnowFire (talk) 16:53, 14 November 2019 (UTC) - I'm interested, but quick sanity check - the bag checking procedure above is not required, correct? i.e. bringing a laptop in a backpack is fine with which to edit?
Yeah, laptop in a bag should be ok as long as you don't take them into the galleries.--Pharos (talk) 16:58, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 04:20, 16 November 2019 (UTC) 04:18, 16 November 2019 (UTC) They gave me a really hard time last time about the case in which I carry my laptop.