Wikipedia Fashion Edit-a-thon

Students, fashion bloggers, curators working with fashion or costumes and other interested writers are invited to participate in this edit-a-thon aimed at improving and expanding fashion related articles on Wikipedia.

A variety of fashion related source material will be available, for instance a set of recently digitized 19th century fashion illustrations, as well as a selection of fashion photos from 1945–1965.

The presentations are given in English. Bring your own laptop – free wifi is available.

If you can’t participate the entire day it’s perfectly fine to leave early.

Register here

Last day of registration: March 24. The number of participants is limited.


  • 10.00–10.30 Registration and coffee/tea.
  • 10.30–11.00 Introduction: Europeana Fashion. Opening and welcome. Lena Palmqvist, Nordiska museet. The future of Europeana Fashion. Marco Rendina, Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, Florence and Erwin Verbruggen, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (on skype). Objects from Armémuseum in Europeana Fashion. Martin Markelius, Armémuseum.
  • 11.00–11.30 Fashion at Nordiska museet – what’s available? Presentation of the fashion collection at Nordiska museet. Lena Palmqvist and Susanna Janfalk, Nordiska museet. Folk costumes meeting fashion. Brief lecture on 18th century folk costumes. Berit Eldvik, curator.
  • 11.30–12.00 How to edit Wikipedia articles. Brief introduction on how to write, add sources and add images to wikipedia articles. Axel Pettersson, Wikimedia Sweden.
  • 12.00–16.00 Edit-a-thon. Editing session. Participants contribute to fashion related Wikipedia articles, assisted by Nordiska museet and Wikimedia Sweden staff. Lunch vouchers can be used at any time between 12 and 15.
  • 16.00–16.30 Wrapping up. Brief report on the results of the edit-a-thon – what did we accomplish? Aron Ambrosiani, Nordiska museet. Closing words and thanks. Lena Palmqvist and Susanna Janfalk, Nordiska museet.

During the entire day, edit-a-thon participants have a special offer in the museum shop: buy three books on fashion, jewellery or textiles and pay for two (the least expensive book is for free). Just show your name tag in the shop.
Coffee and tea will be provided all day, as well as a lunch voucher that include Loka/lättöl, salad and coffee or tea.

As a journalist you are welcome to join or report from the event in parts or entirely. Get your accreditation via

The fashion edit-a-thon is organized by Nordiska museet (Content Partner) and the Armémuseum (Associated Partner) together with Wikimedia Sweden and Europeana Fashion.

Nordiska museet
torsdag 26 mars 2015 – 10:00 – 16:30
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