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Art+Feminism

As part of the Women’s History Month, we are excited to invite you to Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons taking place worldwide throughout the month of March. Wikipedia is one of the most widely used community platforms to seek and produce knowledge. This campaign seeks to bridge the gender gap on Wikipedia, where women make up less than 10% of them. Further, even in terms of content, only 20% of all biographies on Wikipedia are about women. Art+Feminism seeks to challenge this situation by improving coverage of  cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia. In India, the campaign is in its fourth year.

About Partition Museum’s Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

The Partition Museum’s Edit-a-thon will focus on the women who played an active role during the Partition, who struggled for social reforms and created works of literature and art. It will also explore the textile and craft traditions of Punjab and Dhaka. “Through this Edit-a-thon, the Museum aims to give due representation to the voices of women. A digital platform such as Wikipedia will enable us to reach out to millions of viewers across the globe”, says Kishwar Desai, Chairperson, The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust.

About Partition Museum

The Partition Museum was founded by The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust and inaugurated on 17 August 2017 in the city of Amritsar. It is the first and only Partition Museum in the world, housing oral histories, donated personal artefacts and archival material related to the Partition and is dedicated to those who lost their lives or loved ones in the largest mass migration in human history. The Museum was created and built entirely through donations and is a People’s Museum. It was awarded the Condé Nast Traveller National Excellence Award, and the Media, Arts and Culture Award at the second annual UK-India Awards 2018 held in London. It was rated among the top 5 sites to visit in India by National Geographic Traveller in 2018. The Museum is housed at the historic Town Hall Building in Amritsar and is a five-minute walk from the Jallianwala Bagh and Golden Temple.

Time

All Day (Saturday)

Location

Partition Museum Office

E-1, Second Floor, Green Park Extension

Organizer

The Partition Museum, Amritsarthepartitionmuseum@gmail.com Town Hall, Amritsar, Punjab

Participating Museums

Partition Museum

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