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2021:Submissions/Documenting Women Artists in the University of Salford Art Collection Through Wikidata

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Presentation video on YouTube

Speaker[edit | edit source]

Enrique Tabone, Wikimedia Community Malta

Abstract[edit | edit source]

Out of about 700 artists whose works have been acquired for the University of Salford's Art Collection, only about 70 are attributed to women. Through data analysis, employing Wikidata tools, we can see how works by women artists can be given greater public visibility. It also suggests ways for addressing the gender gap, through a better understanding of the collections holdings and potential action points in terms of acquisition policies. This presentation will demonstrate the proposed workflow model and data visualization examples based on the University of Salford's Art Collection dataset. This enables engagement with decision makers, revealing information that could otherwise be lost in spreadsheets and text-based documents.

Session Outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • A demonstration of the way data visualisation tools can be used with Wikidata
  • An insight into the gender gap in a university's art collection and how this can be addressed.
  • How lessons learned from one art collection be applied to another art collection.

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