Wikipedia updates

I’ve been working in collaboration with fellow Wikimedians to make some updates on Wikipedia about colonial events at Crystal Palace Park. I’ve added some details to the ‘exhibitions’ section of the main The Crystal Palace Wikipedia article, and links to two newly created articles for the 1895 African Exhibition and 1905 Colonial and Indian Exhibition. I’m continuing to edit the 1911 Festival of Empire article based on the investigations of the South London Gallery’s Art Assassins for the Places Never Seen project… so much more to still uncover and share!

Decolonising Wikipedia developments

Pleased to announce that I will become a Wikipedian in Residence for the 2021-22 academic year, with support from the UAL Knowledge Exchange Secondment Scheme. I will be expanding the Decolonising Wikipedia Network across UAL, and inviting students, staff and people from local communities to edit Wikipedia pages related to London’s colonial her/histories. There is still much more to know and write about the 1911 Festival of Empire in Crystal Palace, so this will serve as a starting point, before looking at similar events that took place in other parts of London. I’ll post more updates here and on the new Project Phase 2 page as plans unfold!


Hi, I’m Lucy Panesar, artist and academic managing progression and attainment projects at UAL London College of Communication. I’ve created this blog to document the 1911 Festival of Empire Knowledge Exchange Project that I’m leading, and which is hosted by LCC in association with local community organisations in Crystal Palace. The project started in March and has completed its first phase. The About section will tell you more about the project aims and the Phase 1 section will tell you about the activities to date. I will add more posts with project updates and guest contributions. If you’d like to contribute, know more or be involved, please email me: