Dear New York City (and New Jersey / surrounding area!) Wikipedians,

A reminder that the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Edit-a-thon is tomorrow,
October 7th, 2014, at the Museum’s 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
address, 2-8pm.

Please enter at the entrance on 89th st. between Madison Ave and Museum
Mile and check in at the security desk, where you will be directed to the
Sackler Center and media labs.

This event was advertised with a special focus to METRO librarians and
archivists, and educators, as well as to those interested in architecture
and museum architecture, but is open to all.

We have many more people RSVP’d on Eventbrite, with 75 signed up (though
I’m expecting many no-shows). If you plan to come, or may come, please RSVP
on Eventbrite, as the entrance will be checking the RSVP list. I believe
people that haven’t RSVP’d should be able to attend, but in the case that
we are over capacity,

Please forward the below invitation widely, and we hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Dorothy Howard
Wikipedian-in-Residence and Open Data Fellow
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

212.228.2320 x127 <212.228.2320%20x127>


The Guggenheim Museum will host a Wikipedia “Gugg-a-thon” on Tuesday,
October 7, 2014 from 2pm - 8pm, to support contributions to Wikipedia’s
content on museum architecture.

Join us at the Guggenheim to add information about museum architecture to
the world’s largest source of free knowledge during the fourth annual
month-long Archtober festival.

Prior editing experience for Wikipedia is not required. The event will
include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia
editing. The training session will be held in the media lab at the museum
and will focus on providing the tools needed to create and edit Wikipedia
articles. Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic
instruction and editing support throughout the event.

The program will also include welcoming remarks by Alan G. Brake, Executive
Editor of *The Architect's Newspaper* <>, Cara
Cragan, Director of Architectural Projects, Commissions (SRGM), and Amanda
Parmer, curator and founder of PARMER <>. The
talks will discuss the Guggenheim's role in the field of museum
architecture, and give background on Wikipedia’s role as an institutional
partner to the arts. The agenda also includes a free, backstage,
architectural tour of the Guggenheim Museum, along with the.

Light refreshments will be provided. Registration strongly recommended.
Remote participation encouraged. Stop by anytime throughout the scheduled


*Wikipedia Event page*

*Eventbrite registration*
and/or* *Wikipedia registration*

(Registration required)


*Date:* Tuesday, October 7, 2014

*Address:* 1071 Fifth Avenue (please enter through 89th Street)

*Time: *2:00pm-8:00pm

*Welcoming Remarks:* Event organizers, Alan G. Brake, Executive Editor, *The
Architect’s Newspaper*, Cara Cragan, Guggenheim Museum Senior Manager,
Architecture, Commissions, and Project Planning (SRGM), and Amanda Parmer,
curator and host of Edit-a-thons at PARMER, Brooklyn.

*Hosts:* The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan New York Library

Dorothy Howard, Wikipedian-in-Residence and Open Data Fellow
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
212.228.2320 x127
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