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Proudly wearing my Stroopwafel t-shirt at Wikimania in London
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nl-4 Deze gebruiker beheerst het Nederlands als ware het zijn moedertaal.
fr-2 Cette utilisatrice dispose d’un niveau intermédiaire de connaissance en français.
ru-1 Эта участница владеет русским языком на начальном уровне.
es-1 Esta usuaria tiene un conocimiento básico del español.
de-1 Diese Benutzerin beherrscht Deutsch auf grundlegendem Niveau.
pl-1 Ta użytkowniczka posługuje się językiem polskim na poziomie podstawowym.
pt-1 Esta utilizadora tem um nível básico de português.
sv-1 Den här användaren har grundläggande kunskaper i svenska.
it-1 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello elementare in italiano.
ca-1 Aquesta usuària té un coneixement bàsic de català.
he-0 משתמשת זו אינה מבינה עברית (או מבינה אותה בקשיים ניכרים).
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ja-0 この利用者は日本語分かりません (または理解するのがかなり困難です)。
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Welcome to my Wikidata userpage[edit]

I am active in the Visual Arts project and "Sum of all paintings" project. I made the overview page for Hofstede de Groot. I work mostly on Dutch 17th-century art, such as getting more Frans Hals paintings on Wikipedia, but I am also known for my listeria lists of painters or paintings. These lists are generated from Wikidata, where painters and paintings are linked via various properties to external sources, such as GLAM databases, dictionaries of biography, or art catalogs. I have been active working on catalogs of paintings and matching these to paintings of galleries that include paintings; see The Art Gallery of Jan Gildemeester Jansz (Q17337965), The Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest (Q19960951), or Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in his Gallery in Brussels (Q19960950) as a 17th-century view of the first art catalog Theatrum pictorium (Q26709924).

I am also a member of the WMNL Gendergap workgroup and keep a Gendergap report here in my userspace which I update a few times a year using Wikidata queries.

I enjoy trying out new tools to help visualize art through the centuries. I can recommend the query service, the mapping tool and histropedia. On my wishlist are 1) way to link a painting item directly to specific mentions in old Wikisource entries (such as the Italian wikisource version of Vasari, the grandfather of art historians, but also illustrations of people, places or concepts), and 2) a slider tool on commons to slide an old painting across a mirror-image engraving of it or an modern x-ray version of it. Other suggestions I have had have been made into tasks on Phabricator (such as T99899 for looking up painters or paintings by ID numbers, or T120780 for media viewer improvements when the media is a painting or other artwork already on Wikidata).

Wikidata as an art hub[edit]

Wikidata looks fairly sparse and can seem very confusing to art lovers who expect to see full color representations of artworks. Wikidata is not illustrated, and for artworks this is irrelevant anyway, because Wikidata has lots of data about artworks that cannot be hosted on Wikimedia Commons due to copyright restrictions. Wikidata may or may not contain an artwork, depending on (1) whether the artwork is in a collection that has been included as part of a project, such as an art catalog or a museum collection, or (2) whether the artwork has a Wikipedia article in some Wikipedia language. Once in Wikidata, the item for the artwork may undergo several revisions, as data is added to it by various projects. A typical example is updates to the label for each Wikipedia that creates an article for the artwork, whereby the new label is added to the proper language label. Sometimes the record is updated because the artwork falls under the radar of some other project, such as an effort to gather all paintings of waterfalls, or all artworks in a specific city, or all artworks from a particular catalog. To understand the benefits of working on items in Wikidata, it may help to follow the efforts of external parties who are interested in sharing their data with Wikidata as a low-threshold way of joining their collections to Linked Open Data, such as this set of short films in Dutch by the Flemish project "Packed vzw" (more information in English is here: Wikidata:Flemish art collections, Wikidata and Linked Open Data/Whitepaper).

Where are the paintings?[edit]

  • Paintings on Wikidata per year of creation: query
  • Map of paintings on Wikidata per collection: query
  • # of paintings per collection by order of most->least: query


From February - July 2016 I was hired by the TED staff as a "Wikipedian in Residence" along with Andy to handle their TED talk data donation to "Wikipedia" which you can observe here. More information is available on Outreach.


Handy links for Magnus posse members[edit]

Exhibitions on Wikidata[edit]

Hello jane023! Question: have you ever tried listing all the paintings for an art exhibition page on Wikidata? I see you've added Wikidata items for exhibitions, and created Wikipedia pages for exhibition contents, but not actually listed the contents on Wikidata? I also have no idea what WikiData property to use to indicate a painting has been in an exhibition. Contains? Has Part? Do you have any ideas? Thanks ! Xcia0069 (talk) 12:51, 22 November 2017 (UTC)