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Edit-a-thon | Stories and Artists from the National Gallery of Ireland

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National Gallery of Ireland

Merrion Square West

Dublin 2

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*Please bring a laptop & complete the pre-event instructions below.*

Join us for a Heritage Week edit-a-thon (wikithon) centred on “Stories” and “Connections” in the National Gallery of Ireland.

This year the theme is ‘Share a Story: Make a Connection’. As 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, we would will to invite members of the public as well as staff to engage with and develop our stories on Wikipedia.

We would like to focus on our artists and objects but also on the fascinating stories of the National Gallery of Ireland, the events, the buildings and the people who contributed to and shaped our own Story over the years.

Why should you care about Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is the 5th most visited site in the world with 1.5 million biographies in English. By teaching people how to edit Wikipedia, we can support enriching the sites information relating to Ireland and increase access to our historical record.

With your help, we aim to create and edit new Wikipedia pages and shine a light on both our incredible collection and the varied history of our National Gallery.

Complete beginners and experienced editors are both welcome to attend - we'll provide training for anyone new to editing!

Event Schedule (bring a laptop!):

The event is split into a talk between 2-2.30pm and then a drop-in Wikithon session between 2.30-4.30pm - please bring a laptop. You can choose to attend one or both activities - there is no commitment to go to both! If you plan on staying for the Wikithon please follow the pre-event instructions.

  • 2pm - 2.30pm: Introduction to Wikipedia and editing from Rebecca O'Neill, Project Co-ordinator, Wikimedia Community Ireland

  • 2.30pm - 4.30pm: Wikithon session with hands-on support to edit & create new articles!
    Please bring your laptop!
    Feel free to drop-in or out at any time!


Pre-event Instructions:

Please register for a Wikipedia account through the following link:
Create account

Or, go to the Wikipedia main page and in the top right-hand side there will be the create account link.

Choose a username and password. Congrats, you now have a Wikipedia account!

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Merrion Square West

Dublin 2

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