The Stanford Media Preservation Lab and the Department of Special Collections are delighted that Shu-Wen Lin is spending the summer with us in Redwood City interning as a media archivist. Leveraging her interest and background in the arts, Shu-Wen will help to process and preserve several media-based collections, including the archives of visual artist Carolee Schneeman and the archives of Telling Pictures, a prominent Bay Area film production company. Shu-Wen's first day is June 1.
Shu-Wen is currently pursuing a Master's degree from the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She is interested in exercising her archival practices in the field of contemporary art as she continues to explore how the story of contemporary art has been told and how it will continue to be told.
Prior to enrolling at NYU, Shu-Wen gained experience with both physical and digital archives while working as archival assistant at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (2010-2011), as Archivist at Cai Guo-Qiang’s studio (2011-2013), as Head Archivist at Sterling Ruby’s studio (2014), and most recently as an intern with the Manuscripts and Archives Division at The New York Public Library (2015).
The internship is supported in full by an grant awarded to MIAP by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. SUL has hosted two MIAP students in the past, including intern Stefan Elnabli (2009) who now works as Moving Image and Sound Preservation Specialist at Northwestern University Library, and fellow Crystal Rangel (2009-2010) who now works in the Dance Division at New York Public Library.