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Wikimedia Edit-a-thon

Free, but registration is required.

Join The Met as we host our first edit-a-thon in the Thomas J. Watson Library! The Museum is excited to have made available more than 375,000 images of public-domain artworks for contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from The Met collection, which spans 5,000 years of global art. This event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Met.

Please note that this event requires preregistration. The Thomas J. Watson Library has a limited capacity of 50 active and present registered onsite participants; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have not arrived by 10:45 am, your tickets may be released to a wait list. A wait list will be held for those interested in attending the event after registration has closed. Those on the wait list may be admitted to participate should space be available. If you have arrived at the Museum and are unable to participate in the onsite event due to space limitations, we encourage you enjoy the galleries after procuring your Museum admission. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket registration in advance via EventBrite.

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Event Images Policy: By registering for this event, you agree to allow images to be taken of you and your likeness (unless you are wearing a no-photography sticker), and that these may be used during and following the event. This permission is for publication in all formats, print or digital, worldwide. The use of flash and tripods are prohibited. Only handheld cameras may be used. The recording of video is not permitted.

Image: Nantō (active early 19th century). Kotori Ruishō: A Compendium of Small Birds (detail), 1836. Japanese, Edo period (1615–1868). Polychrome woodblock printed book, 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 1/4 in. (26.7 x 19.7 x 0.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936 (JIB92)

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