Wen-Ling Lin

wll18@leicester.ac.uk

Supervisors

Professor Richard Sandell, Dr David Unwin

Research interest/area

My research examines the tensions and complexities in the convergence between museums and the marketplace; a process which is undoubtedly having a significant impact on museums in Taiwan. I aim to explore the ways in which Taiwanese museum priorities and practices are influenced by the increasing convergence between museums and the marketplace through an investigation of the emergence of market enablers and of the influence of museums’ internal management, with the aim of developing an intellectual framework to better understand the dynamic balance between museums and their various stakeholders.

This project is sponsored by the Taiwanese government scholarship award.

Academic/career achievements

In June 2011/ I took up a Research Scholarship from Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and spent a total for 3 months in UK undertaking research of the regional museums in implementing Renaissance in the Regions programmes.
In November 2010/ I accepted a Research Scholarship from Ministry of Education to begin a research project- ‘Cultural and Creative Economy in the Museum –case studies of renowned museums in London, UK’. This Scholarship supported me while doing fieldwork in London for two weeks.
In June 2008/ My MA dissertation was awarded the 2008 Best Dissertation Award from Council for Cultural Affairs (Taiwan).

Academic Roles

Coordinator for Museum Studies Research Seminar Series 2014/15

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/museum-studies-events-items/MuseumStudiesResearchSeminarSeries-2014-15

Conference committee member of the School of Museum Studies PhD student led conference ‘Museums Alive! Exploring How Museums Behave Like Living Beings’ to be held at the University of Leicester 4-5 November 2014.

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/museums-alive

Committee member of exhibition ‘100 Stories of Migration’ at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, held from 23 June 2014 to 13 February 2015.

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/100stories/

Coordinator for film installation ‘Here and Now’ at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, held from 23 June 2014 to 13 February 2015.

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/100stories/here-and-now-film-installation

Publications

Lin, W. L. (2013). The Intervention of Instrumental Cultural Policy: Context, Change and Influence- A Comparison between Taiwan and UK. Journal of Museum & Culture, 6: 69-115.

Lin, W. L. (2012). The Local Museum and Community Engagement: A Study on the Practices of the Renaissance in the Regions Program of the UK. Museology Quarterly, 26(4): 101-113.

Lin, W. L. (2011). The National display and Building Identity: A Study on China Pavilion, 2010 Shanghai World Expo. In: Wang, S. S. (ed.) Landscapes of Museum Exhibition, Taipei: National Taiwan Museum.

Lin, W. L. (2011). Importance-Performance Analysis of Tourism Orientation Museum Service. In: Lin, Y. N. (ed.) The Value and Mission of Museum in the 21st Century, Taipei: Huateng Culture.

Lin, W. L. (2010). To Subsidize or not? Reflections and Debates on the Issue of Museum Subsidy. Museology Quarterly, 24(3): 47-61.

Miscellaneous papers and reports

Lin, W.L. (2012). How to present the history of being colonized? The analysis of visitors’ museum experiences in the National Taiwan Museum. Museum 2012: The Socially Purposeful Museum. National Museum of History. (in English)

Lin, W.L. (2011). The Local Museum and Community Engagement: A Study on the Practices of the Renaissance in the Regions Program of the UK. The Museum at a Crossroad: Museum Studies Conference 2011. Taichung: National Museum of Natural Science.

Lin, Y. N. & Lin, W. L. (2010). Summative Evaluation Report for “GOLD AND GLORY: The Wonders of Khitan from the Inner Mongolia Museum Collection”. National Palace Museum.
Lin, Y. N. & Lin, W. L. (2009). Summative Evaluation Report for the 6th Taipei Ceramics Awards. Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum.

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