Activating Heritage 2023 – March 6

Andrea Stamm
is the Chair of Collections and Research at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. In this role, she documents the donation process of objects, documents, photographs, etc., then determines the best method of permanently storing them using best practices for their preservation, including photographing the object, and cataloging it in our online database. She has given lectures on the Chinese participation in the two Chicago World Fairs, lessons learned from the 2008 CAMOC fire, as well as on Chinese jade.
Andrea has Master’s degrees in library science as well as in the French language. Before coming to the Museum in 2004, she worked as a librarian in several university libraries, retiring from Northwestern University in 2013.

Julie Wroblewski is the Director of Collections at the Chicago History Museum, with over 10 years of library and archives experience. In addition to an archival certification from the Academy of Certified Archives and is also certified as a Digital Archivist by the Society of American Archivists. She received her Master of Library and Information Science from Dominican University and a Master of Arts in Digital Humanities from Loyola University. Her professional experience includes work with both archival and rare book collections at Benedictine University, the Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society.

Sara Chapman has been executive director of Media Burn since 2009, and has been an integral part of the organization since its founding in 2003. You can catch her online at Media Burn’s biweekly Virtual Talks with Video Activists series on Thursdays. A scholar of early video and television, her article “Guerrilla Television in the Digital Archive” was published in the Journal of Film and Video. She was the producer of the feature-length experimental film, Ghosts in the Machine, which toured internationally. She’s also an avid swimmer and former co-chair of her Masters swim team, the Chicago Smelts.

Emma Saito Lincoln
(she/her) is the Legacy Center Director for the Japanese American Service Committee in Chicago, Illinois. She manages the JASC Legacy Center’s library and archives, which document the history of the Japanese American community in Chicago and the Midwest. Ms. Lincoln completed her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Master of Science in Information Studies and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Preservation Administration. She has fifteen years of experience in libraries and archives of all sizes, scaling solutions up or down to fit the available budget, staffing, and infrastructure. Her work at the JASC Legacy Center combines her passion for libraries and archives with her personal identity as a mixed-race Japanese American.

Moderator: Andrew Leith