Hello, I'm Michaela Blanc! Currently, I am the Wikimedian in Residence (WIR) at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (January 2023 – July 2023) and a Regional Ambassador for Art+Feminism, serving Brazil and New York (ongoing). I first edited on Wikipedia in March 2020 under my main account. I edit in both Portuguese and English languages.
I’ve cultivated a passion for modern and contemporary visual arts, especially the works of women and non-binary artists from the Americas. I am also a museum curator with an academic background in Museum Studies/Museum Education and Art History at the graduate and undergraduate levels, respectively. I’m based in Cambridge, MA.
I aim to contribute to Wiki projects by expanding the quality of existing articles and creating new ones; adding images to artists’ biographies; incorporating citations and trustworthy sources; structuring data; and leading public workshops on Latin American and Latinx, Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora, African Diaspora art as focal points.
In the past three years, I collaborated with several cultural institutions as an organizer and co-organizer of Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons across Brazil, the United States, and Portugal.
In 2023, I joined WikiMulheres+, an unincorporated group associated with Wiki PT that looks at Wikimedia projects through a gender lens. I'm also a member of the organizing team for the 2023 WikiWomenCamp conference.
Furthermore, in 2022 I was invited to speak about my experience as an event organizer at the Celtic Knot Conference. In 2021 I participated as a guest speaker in the panel Wikipedia & Diversity, which took place during the festivities of 20 years of Lusophone Wikipedia. In 2020, I delivered a virtual talk on gender studies and the internet in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in America, New York and Hong Kong.