Heri Dono, Angels Flying, 1996–97. Cities on the Move Archive, Asia Art Archive Collection. Courtesy of the artist.

Want to help put Asian exhibitions on the (Wikipedia) map? Come join our upcoming Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on exhibition histories in and about Asia on Saturday, 24 November, at Asia Art Archive’s offices in Sheung Wan.

Following up on March’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia, M+ and Asia Art Archive now present a Wikipedia Asian Month: Edit-a-thon on Exhibition Histories. With the assistance of Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, the event brings together participants to discuss, create, share, and improve articles and information about exhibition history in and about Asia on Wikipedia. Books and research materials will be provided.

Art exhibitions are important pieces of art history in their own right. Even some of the most famous art exhibitions and projects in and about Asia either have very short articles on Wikipedia, or none at all. This is a discrepancy this event aims to address.

The Edit-a-thon helps participants edit Wikipedia to improve its coverage of art exhibition history in Asia. Aligned with Wikipedia Asian Month 2018, which addresses the underrepresentation of articles about Asia on Wikipedia, this event is part of an ongoing effort to contribute to discussions about the representation of art and visual culture in Asia on open source knowledge platforms.

24 November 2018 (Saturday)


Asia Art Archive A Space, 10/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

The events will be conducted in English, but questions can be asked in Cantonese

Free admission. Online registration required. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.


Before the Edit-a-thon

  1. Create a Wikipedia account.
  2. Enroll as an editor on the event dashboard. (Passcode: exhibitionhistories)
  3. Bring ideas for creating or improving articles on Wikipedia! We will be providing research materials in the form of books, articles, etc on the day, but please feel free to do your own research beforehand. 
  4. Please click here for "Editing Wikipedia: A guide to improving content on the online encyclopedia"; and here for “Illustrating Wikipedia: A guide to contributing content to Wikimedia Commons”.

On the Day of Edit-a-thon

At the beginning of the session, there will be a thirty-minute tutorial led by the M+ and AAA teams. The Hong Kong Wikimedia User Group will be there to assist us with technical questions.

Please bring your laptop, power cord, and, if you want to prepare beforehand, sources for your chosen article/s. M+ and AAA will provide reference books and other resources on-site.

Snacks and beverages (including coffee/tea) will be provided during the event. At the end of the event, drinks and light dinner will be served to thank participants for their participation.


Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The event will be cancelled or postponed when Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or a Black Rainstorm warning is in force.


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