Talk:Met Open Access Artworks Challenge

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Hi, the Wiki Loves Music project is planning an editathon from 22 to 25 June, I suppose we can't participate in the Challenge at that time, can we? --Gnom (talk) Let's make Wikipedia green! 20:47, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

  • For the sake of Wiki Loves Music and Women in Red, we have decided to extend the timeframe to June 30!--Pharos (talk) 20:00, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Wow, that's great, thank you! --Gnom (talk) Let's make Wikipedia green! 20:11, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata clarificationEdit

Does "+1 point for each corresponding Wikidata item that you improve" mean improving a Wikidata item about a work in the Met collection, or does using a Met image to illustrate a concept in Wikidata also count? - PKM (talk) 01:46, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes, certainly, you can use the Met images to illustrate any concept on Wikipedia or Wikidata, and those all count.--Pharos (talk) 18:44, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
Does the use of the word "corresponding" mean that Wikidata edits only count if there is a corresponding Wikipedia article, or if we have edited both the Wikipedia article and the Wikidata item, or does any edit count? Sorry to split hairs... Ham II (sgwrs / talk) 19:32, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Any significant positive change to a Wikidata item counts, whether it has a corresponding Wikipedia article or not.--Pharos (talk) 17:21, 19 May 2017 (UTC)


Hi! Is there any prize for this challenge? --BamLifa (talk) 13:22, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes, prizes will be awarded in the form of Met art guidebooks (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide) and publications.--Pharos (talk) 19:52, 17 May 2017 (UTC)


Hola, todas las fotos que se pongan en un artículo, aunque no pertenezcan al MET, pueden contabilizar puntos?; mi duda proviene del ejemplo que han puesto como puntuación. Gracias.--MarisaLR (talk) 15:08, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

No, only photos that were released by the MET as CC0 should count for this challenge.--Pharos (talk) 16:34, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
@Pharos: Then you must fix it in the instructions. It says now "+1 point for each image added to a Wikipedia article." and it seems that it talks about every image. Thanks. --Millars (talk) 10:59, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

"not needed"Edit

Hello, I have tried to contribute to Met Challenge on the page of Vincent van Gogh (en Wikipedia), but user:Modernist as just decided to remove one of my picture today as it was "not needed" !... Regards --Cquoi (talk) 15:22, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

In some cases a major artist's page will already have many images, and it might not be the best place to put a new image. Obviously local consensus applies in each case. You might consider other places to use the image — in this case, maybe w:Copies by Vincent van Gogh#Copies after Jean-François Millet.--Pharos (talk) 16:00, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
In this case the new image looks like a reasonable addition to me, but of course this is subjective. Keep in mind also that in some cases we are replacing an older Met w:slide library scanned image ("DT" for digital transparency in the filename) with a higher-quality native w:digital photography image ("DP" for digital photograph in the filename).--Pharos (talk) 17:56, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a lot Pharos and congrats for your work ! --Cquoi (talk) 09:41, 7 June 2017 (UTC)


I translated an article of an artist (not an artwork) into another language and added 8 MET-images. I counted 8 points for myself. I saw another participant translate the same article into another language and he counted 17 points (new article +4000 bytes + 8 images). Am I wrong? DirkVE (talk) 17:57, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

I think you are right about artist biographical articles, unless one can argue that this particular artist is predominantly represented in the Met collection or something.--Pharos (talk) 02:04, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the answer. DirkVE (talk) 06:36, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
@Pharos:: Creo que soy yo la aludida en el artículo de es:John Lewis Krimmel, en este casso, como también en otras ocasiones, aunque sea una biografía de un pintor, también es cierto que está muy relacionada con la colección del MET, incluso est´en las categoría: Colecciones del Museo Metropolitano de Arte. Por favor, dígame su opinión, por si tengo que borrar mis puntos o por el contrario para que @DirkVE: pueda anotarse los puntos de su artículo en nl. Gracias y saludos. --MarisaLR (talk) 07:45, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
@MarisaLR and DirkVE: I checked with the museum staff, and I don't think we can expand it to artist biographies; however if you do want to develop an article on these artworks, this publication was recommended as a source.--Pharos (talk) 20:36, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Post-event survey for participantsEdit

If you worked on Wikipedia, Wikidata, or Commons for this project from May 15-June 30, 2017, we'd like to invite your participation in the post-event survey for the Met Open Access Artworks Challenge.--Pharos (talk) 18:06, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

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