Submissions:2018/Wiki Art Depiction Explorer

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2018.

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Presentation and workshop
Robert Fernandez, Effie Kapsalis, Andrew Lih
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Gamaliel, Digitaleffie, Fuzheado
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Wikimedia District of Columbia, Smithsonian

Wikimedia District of Columbia is the recipient of $50,000 in support from the Knight Prototype Fund, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Wikimedia DC will collaborate with the Smithsonian Institution on a project called the "Wiki Art Depiction Explorer", an effort to create an interface for museum visitors and other art enthusiasts to crowdsource metadata about visual depictions in museum artworks. Making this data more accurate and robust will allow further and deeper discovery of these works by anyone in the world. The project was created by three longtime Wikimedia DC volunteers: Andrew Lih, author of The Wikipedia Revolution, Effie Kapsalis, Chief of Content & Communications Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and Robert Fernandez, member of the board of directors of Wikimedia DC. This presentation will discuss our ideas for this project, how the project will interact with Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects, and solicit community and expert feedback.

For the announcement from the Knight Foundation, see

View slides from presentation here -

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