How-to Guides in Wikipedia
Resources About Working in Wikipedia
- Cornell Guide to Wikipedia Editing
- An EXCELLENT guide to editing and writing new articles in Wikipedia
- Guidelines for writing biographies of living people in Wikipedia
- Article on guidelines & suggestions for writing biographies in Wikipedia
- Society of American Archivists' Guide to Wikipedia Editing Resources
- Black Lunch Table's Resources
Tips for Best Practices
- Wondering if your artist meets the criteria for notability? In general, Wikipedia would like to see proof of 2 major solo shows and participation in 5 major exhibitions.
- If you're having trouble finding published material, and would like to use primary sources, which Wikipedia discourages in general, look for published oral histories and published finding guides to materials in archives.
- (Neutral) narratives about people are important components of Wikipedia articles, and always preferable to lists, such as lists of exhibitions. Try to describe an exhibition history, rather than just create a list. If you must include a list, try to curate it and focus on the most important exhibitions, rather than make it comprehensive.
- When describing someone in a biographical narrative, do not identify them by nationality or gender unless they have done so themselves.
- Do not use an artist's website or a website for a gallery that represents them as a source citation! That would trigger a conflict-of-interest flag. Focus on exhibition reviews instead. Use exhibition reviews from highly-visible sources as much as possible (e.g., New York Times).