2020 Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Summer Intern
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MIAP is a two-year, interdisciplinary course of study that trains future professionals to manage and preserve collections of film, video, new media, and digital works. MIAP provides prospective collection managers and archivists with an international, comprehensive education in the theories, methods, and practices of moving image archiving and preservation. Internships complement classroom learning by giving MIAP students the chance to practice and develop their skills in professional settings. The MEP internship is supported in full by a grant awarded to MIAP by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Shiyang Jiang is currently pursuing a Master’s degree from the NYU MIAP program. She is interested in exercising her archival practices in the field of early cinema and experimental film as she continues to explore historical photochemical film techniques in relation to the way images have been created and how they will continue to be seen. Prior to interning at MEP, Shiyang gained experience with both analog film and video collections while working as an intern at the Xiamen University Film Archive Studies Center, as an archive assistant and projectionist at the NYU Cinema Studies Archive, and most recently as an intern at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (2020).