Thanks Kerry! I have been working on lists of painters per museum
collection in order to show how few women artists are represented in
major collections. With all of the work we do for GLAMS, it is
interesting to note that they themselves are highly successful at
perpetuating systemic bias.
Magnus is able to collect data on all the museums on the BBC's "Your
Paintings" website, and with his data I just created a list of
painters of the National Gallery, London. I was surprised to see that
there is not even one female artist from Britain represented (though
the British men are also underepresented, with only 18 out of 750
names). Lists like these can help generate demographic data for all
sorts of diversity issues, as the amount of art in the museum is
overwhelmingly Italian, Dutch/Netherlandish, and French, without any
art at all from areas outside Europe.
The list is here:
2014-02-21 8:32 GMT+01:00, David Monniaux <David.Monniaux(a)free.fr>fr>:
And, indeed, I see your point. For historical/older
information, it is
indeed difficult to write about women's sports because these topics were
not widely covered on paper (newspapers, books) but for current teams,
at least for factual information, there is a large quantity of
Indeed, if one is interested in France's national soccer team, one can
probably get considerably more information online than through
conventional media (which, at least in France, covers female sports very
little, except in special events such as the Olympics).
Things are different with e.g. writers, since discussion on them tends
to come from academics and "literary-type" newspapers. There is no
equivalent to having factual databases of team rosters.
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