Want a shot to get your very own limited edition Tony Smith t-shirt? Check out C-Monster’s t-shirt give away for your chance to get your hands on this hot commodity.
If you can’t get one the free way, you can always earn one by writing a Wikipedia article about a Tony Smith sculpture. I know it’s not easy for everyone to work in Wikipedia, but the t-shirt is definitely worth it.
Or just cut to the chase and learn about the project within Wikipedia.
Hey amigos, do you want a limited edition Tony Smith t-shirt (cute boy not included)? Read the article I just posted on Art21 about it. Let me know if you have any questions.
Please help share this project … I’d really like to have all of Tony Smith’s artworks documented by the end of 2013!
The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – North America has launched a project this summer to document all of the Tony Smith outdoor artworks around the world using Wikipedia and Flickr, two free web-based resources. This is part of INCCA-NA’s “Artist Research Project” for which Smith was chosen as the inaugural artist in part with recognition of his 100th birthday this September.
No doubt, many of you visit or even work for institutions that have Tony Smith sculptures on view, and you could help create up-to-date documentation of all of the sculptures in the world. Here’s a link to the list of his sculptures so you can find one near you, and here’s a link to a page in Wikipedia that provides good instructions on how to write a Wikipedia article about a Tony Smith outdoor sculpture.
Please get involved and help us document all of his outdoor artworks in recognition of one of US’ most-renowned artists!
I’m always happy to be talking about WikiProject Public Art. This time I discuss how it might be applied to help document contemporary public artworks in the International Council of Museum’s (ICOM) Modern Materials Working Group Newsletter. Download the newsletter here.
Make a Wikipedia article about the best work of art by Jean Tinguely in the United States. Go have a look and fix and typos I’ve left behind, or add more knowledge …
The IMA’s e-volunteer program is starting to take off. Recently volunteers created a list of the 100 Most Important Artworks at the IMA, and now are starting to work through the list to make articles about every one.
Last summer we documented all of the outdoor artworks on the 150 acre campus.
What’s next? Whatever you want to do to help create information about IMA artworks in Wikipedia, or my personal favorite, create encyclopedic articles about conservation practices. So far there are good articles on:
Check out the e-volunteer program here.
I was thrilled to discuss my conservation work at the Indianapolis Museum of Art with Jeffrey Inscho at Static Made for this week’s Podcast. In this podcast I discuss technology and conservation at the IMA, and also chat about my work in Wikipedia. I’ll be giving a presentation about WikiProject Public Art at the upcoming American Institute for Conservation’s Annual Meeting in Albuquerque next week, which has the theme Connecting to Conservation: Outreach and Advocacy.
Go have a listen and give us some feedback!
Want to volunteer for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, but don’t live in Indianapolis? Try out this program where you can help write articles about IMA artworks, or other related topics from anywhere in the world, even your own home.
There are two excellent videos on the IMA’s main page that will help introduce to writing in Wikipedia.