All posts by Alexandra Thom

Alexandra Thom

Alexandra Thom is coordinating a Kress-funded project at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to make scholarly and curatorial information about the Museum’s collections available to the public on Wikipedia. Prior to joining the Museum, Alexandra was the Curatorial Assistant at The Water Tank Project. She is also the co-founder of Archer&Leo, a Brooklyn-based creative agency, and a published author of short fiction. She earned her M.A. from The Courtauld Institute of Art and B.A. from Vassar College.

The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail)

Writing Women Back Into History

As I embarked on The Dinner Party Wikipedia project, my first step was to conduct a thorough assessment of the presence of these 1,038 women…

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The Dinner Party

Ending the ongoing cycle of omission

The conversation about sexism on Wikipedia is longstanding. In 2011, The New York Times Room for Debate took up the question of why there are…

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“Africanizing” Wikipedia

As I’ve been leading the current Wikipedia initiative at the Brooklyn Museum, I have recently started working with our curator of African Art, Kevin Dumouchelle,…

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Collaborating with WikiAfrica

In September 2012, a representative from WikiAfrica approached us about working with them to provide Africa-related content to the Wikimedia Foundation’s websites. As the WikiAfrica profile…

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Adding Our Voice to the Wikipedia Chorus

Our online collections have a relatively small number of visitors compared to the whopping 470 million unique visitors to Wikipedia each month. Every day, hundreds…

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