An Open Access Anniversary Event at The Met

The Met will host a free event to mark the one-year anniversary of its Open Access initiative, in cooperation with its partners, Wikimedia NYC and the Wikimedia Foundation. This two-part event will explore the potential and value of opening up institutional collections and data to the public.

Schedule of Events:

12:30–3:30 pm: A Panel Discussion and Wikidata Workshop

Seminar Room

  • A moderated discussion with a panel of open data experts, including Effie Kapsalis, Chief of Content and Communications Strategy, Smithsonian Institution Archives; Richard Knipel, Wikimedian-in-Residence, The Met; and Andrew Lih, author of The Wikipedia Revolution: How A Bunch of Nobodies Created The World’s Greatest Encyclopedia.
  • A hands-on workshop putting Wikidata to use for your institution’s collection.
  • Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords to participate in the workshop.

4–5 pm: In Conversation: Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation and Loic Tallon, Chief Digital Officer, The Met, moderated by Dennis K. Berman, Business Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall

Please check in with Museum staff when you arrive.

See more event details on The Met’s website.











When: Tue., February 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave.
212-535-7710
Price: Free
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The Met will host a free event to mark the one-year anniversary of its Open Access initiative, in cooperation with its partners, Wikimedia NYC and the Wikimedia Foundation. This two-part event will explore the potential and value of opening up institutional collections and data to the public.

Schedule of Events:

12:30–3:30 pm: A Panel Discussion and Wikidata Workshop

Seminar Room

  • A moderated discussion with a panel of open data experts, including Effie Kapsalis, Chief of Content and Communications Strategy, Smithsonian Institution Archives; Richard Knipel, Wikimedian-in-Residence, The Met; and Andrew Lih, author of The Wikipedia Revolution: How A Bunch of Nobodies Created The World’s Greatest Encyclopedia.
  • A hands-on workshop putting Wikidata to use for your institution’s collection.
  • Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords to participate in the workshop.

4–5 pm: In Conversation: Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation and Loic Tallon, Chief Digital Officer, The Met, moderated by Dennis K. Berman, Business Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall

Please check in with Museum staff when you arrive.

See more event details on The Met’s website.

Buy tickets/get more info now