Submissions:2024/Wikimedian in Residence: Expanding Artists’ Visibility and Knowledge Access

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This submission has been noted and is pending review for WikiConference North America 2024.


Wikimedian in Residence: Expanding Artists’ Visibility and Knowledge Access

Type of session:

Lecture (15-30 min)

Session theme(s):

Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, GLAM (Galleries/Libraries/Archives/Museums), Partnerships


Museums worldwide seek to advance their digital offerings to increase access to collections, enhance public programs, and reach broader audiences. It is also true that there is no one way of doing things for a forward-thinking institution. The inaugural Pérez Art Museum Miami Wikimedian in Residence program (2023-ongoing) is an initiative that supports global efforts on the representation and contextualization of art, artists, and visual culture on the internet through Wikimedia platforms. But what makes the WIR program at PAMM so unique? And why does it make sense to engage and include local artist communities in our Wiki work? In what ways can PAMM’s 20th- and 21st-century collection of art from the U.S. Latino experience, the African diaspora, Latin America, and the Caribbean teach us about digital engagement opportunities and knowledge access?

Author name(s):

Michaela Blanc

Wikimedia username(s):


E-mail address:

Affiliated organization(s):

Pérez Art Museum Miami; Art+Feminism

Able to attend without scholarship?


Estimated length of session

15 minutes

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?

Yes. I presented at the 2024 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, in Baltimore.

Special requests:

My presentation requires a projector for slide presentation, and I would appreciate sticky notes and markers for participants.